Buns–SoCS Post

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 30/18 Tomorrow for Easter lunch a good friend of mine is making hot cross buns. I can’t tell you which part of the meal I’m looking forward to the most; well, actually I can. It’s the ginger cake. I love ginger. Ginger cookies, ginger in Indian dishes, ginger…

Stitchin’ Saturday #2

In case you missed the first Stitchin’ Saturday post, I’ve started doing this theme every Saturday (at least, that’s my plan, but it doesn’t always happen), thanks to the lovely Blinking Cat. Pieces Finished None, unfortunately, but I’m about to finish one. The baby blanket pictured above in the right corner just needs its ends…

Recent Artwork

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 to mention that? To that end, today I’m posting three of my recent artworks. These are all done with mixed media, by which I mean some combination of permanent marker and…

The Dragon and the Flutes (Throwback Thursday)

Photo by Ricardo Cruz on Unsplash   Here we are at Throwback Thursday again. This time I’m sharing a short story I wrote about six-and-a-half years ago. *** The Dragon and the Flutes Once upon a time on the edge of a great forest there was a kingdom. This kingdom was neither large nor small;…

Chapter 3

Photo by Lee Miller on Unsplash   “Right here,” said Nick, pointing, “this is where I woke up.” The tide had long since washed away the impression his body made, but he could still feel the sand in his mouth and the cold damp seeping into his thin clothes as he lay. The others looked…

Chapter 2

Photo by Lee Miller on Unsplash The carpet smelled of dust. Nick buried the resulting sneeze in his borrowed sheet and sat up on the air mattress, gazing around into the dark. A shaft of moonlight cut through the gloom and illuminated the end of Levi’s bed, a small mountain range darker than the rest…

Chapter 1

Photo by Lee Miller on Unsplash   Nick held his breath, watching the others, trying to read their faces. Enoch’s was a potent swirl of murderous intent and barely-masked terror. His fingers twitched, unable to keep still. He had been in the middle of putting on a particularly violent battle with his figurines. By now…

Middle-of-the-Night Scaries #writephoto

Thursday photo prompt – Arch #writephoto I have gone through a number of different ideas for today’s post before alighting on the one I finally chose. While I love writing flash fiction, I’ve had a topic on my mind for the past few days and wanted to develop it further. So I’m going to do that…

The Dishboy’s Quest

Today’s Throwback Thursday story is one that I started writing for my college writing group, way back in March of 2012. The prompt was “love,” I think, and though this story doesn’t fit the theme, once I started writing it I could hardly stop. It’s not finished, but glancing over it again I remember how…

A Conspiracy of Ravens

Sorry for the absence, readers. I hope to write more consistently now that I’m feeling less discombobulated than I was during the past couple of weeks. Here’s my flash fiction for today, written in response to the Carrot Ranch’s prompt and the Daily Post’s prompt. 99 words Enveloped in disguise, Nathaniel listened. Though he could…