A Discovery in the Snow, Part III

Photo by Chanan Greenblatt on Unsplash I realize it’s been over a month since I last posted, but I hope to post more frequently beginning today. For starters, here’s the next installment of my multiple-part story “A Discovery in the Snow.” Part of the idea for this story comes from this prompt. You can read the previous installments…

A Discovery in the Snow, Part II

Photo by Chanan Greenblatt on Unsplash Four days ago I posted part I of this story. You can read it here: https://eluminoracreations.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/a-discovery-in-the-snow/. Prompt: https://godoggocafe.com/2018/07/24/tuesday-writing-prompt-challenge-july-24-2018/ As he followed Florence into the house, Abel focused on the bird’s faint heartbeat. His own heart thudded with anticipation of what Cassandra might see. Abel’s hunches were rarely wrong. He had spent enough time with…

A Discovery in the Snow

Photo by Chanan Greenblatt on Unsplash Written for this prompt and this prompt. Florence noticed the dead bird first. She flapped toward the small heap of feathers, eager hand outstretched. “Look! What happened to it?” Abel slapped her hand away and crouched, coat spreading over the snow as if it were wings itself. He squinted and frowned. It was about the…

Throwback Thursday #16

Photo by Tom Swinnen from Pexels Today I’m posting something I wrote back in November of 2012. Here it is. *** The child hadn’t made a sound in hours, because of the small dose of sedative in his milk. The man was glad of it. Besides the rough snorting of the horse’s breath and the…

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner–Double Sight

flight-airport-airplane-plane-34631 pixel photo In the warm darkness, Jove took stock of his surroundings. The sound of his own breathing, the taste of stale air, the sting where broken glass had cut his hands. With his eyes covered, at least it was peaceful. A shattering of glass pierced the silence. His heartbeat escalated into a gallop….

Stream of Consciousness and Throwback Thursday #16

Photo by SHTTEFAN on Unsplash Gah, I really need to get back into a regular writing schedule. As I write this post, I am sitting at the counter in a coffee shop, sipping an iced coffee and watching the world go by. This morning I woke up with a spark of inspiration to write today, but as often…

Throwback Thursday #15

Photo by Linn Creutzer from Pexels Today’s snippet of story is a fragment I wrote during the holiday break leading into 2013. I had set myself the goal of writing at least 500 words every day, which had some interesting results. In reading back through my work at that time, I can see the improvement…

Throwback Thursday #14

Ugh. I want to get back to posting regularly, but there’s this thing called motivation that I just don’t have at the moment. Anyway. Here’s a short piece for today’s Throwback Thursday post, written in the fall of 2014. *** It began with a journey and an unfortunately-misplaced cat and a monstrous puddle of muck….

FFfAW–The Visitor

Photo prompt credit: wildverbs The moon had long since risen, but I sat wide-awake and upright in my desk chair, listening to the visitor outside the door. My stomach knotted with dread, which quickly subsided.  I had grown accustomed to dread and to the knowledge that, as a boy, I had made a decision that…

Throwback Thursday #13

I’m a little late with this post because yesterday turned out to be a full day, but here I am now. The following story is one I wrote over five years ago, while taking a class in which I got very bored and fidgety. This story just sort of happened without a lot of thought,…