Flash Fiction for Fandango’s Friday Flashback: Five Children

Photo by Giorgio Trovato on Unsplash. I originally shared this piece of flash fiction on 27 July last year; it was inspired by an old news article about children who were given to a circus doctor after their parents could no longer care for them. I'm sharing this story again for Fandango's Friday Flashback. There were five of … Continue reading Flash Fiction for Fandango’s Friday Flashback: Five Children

Artwork for Fandango’s Friday Flashback

Two years ago today, I posted three pieces of my artwork and I'm sharing them again now for Fandango's Friday Flashback. I'm already getting inspired just looking at my old work... I realized that one of the topics I haven't covered here on my blog is my love of art. Gasp! How could I forget … Continue reading Artwork for Fandango’s Friday Flashback

Novel Excerpt for Fandango’s Friday Flashback

Today's Friday Flashback post is one I originally shared on 6th June 2018. I didn't have any posts from today's date for some reason. My brain's all discombobulated at the moment because I just learned that one of my best friends, whom I'm going to visit on Saturday, just got a little dog and I'm … Continue reading Novel Excerpt for Fandango’s Friday Flashback

Triolet Poem: Let There Be Storms

Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash. Inspired by dVerse's triolet prompt and the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge.   Let there be storms—I am at rest Within my lover’s shielding arms; Though tempests rage and waters crest, Let there be storms—I am at rest, And though on all sides pinned and pressed, These forces will not do me harm; … Continue reading Triolet Poem: Let There Be Storms

Short Story for Fandango’s Friday Flashback: The Tale of Fithir and Eliandel

Sharing for Fandango's Friday Flashback! I originally shared this story on June 28, 2018 for Throwback Thursday.  Photo by Martin Jernberg on Unsplash. 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. … Continue reading Short Story for Fandango’s Friday Flashback: The Tale of Fithir and Eliandel

Flash Fiction: Myth of the Salamander

Photo by Zoltan Tasi on Unsplash. Inspired by the Word of the Day challenge and FOWC. The Salamander was supposed to be a myth. But, scorching in his armor before it, Raolin knew the truth. It was real. Real as the tongues of living flame that stretched out to caress him. Real as the sweat dripping from his … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Myth of the Salamander

Short Poem for Quadrille #98: Peel

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels. Inspired by dVerse's prompt Quadrille #98.   Her skin is peeling away. It won’t stay   Patched into a haphazard face; In the space   Between fingers corrodes the skin, Worn too thin,   Exposing minute veins of red Among the dead.   Her mortal landscape splits and frays As the worn-out … Continue reading Short Poem for Quadrille #98: Peel