Mumei #writephoto

Written for Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt and Promptober day 15.  362 words Mumei hovered a few inches above the rocky ground, ragged robes just brushing his cast-off skull at his feet. The violet sky glowered overhead with the threat of salty rain. Chaos slithered and ripped at the air, but Mumei took no notice. He…

Riding the Bus on a Sunny Afternoon

Photo Credit: Anurag Bakhshi 200 words Delightfully sunny, that’s what the bus driver had called it. Sunlight made her nauseated, and the blue sky–well, frankly it was painful to look at. Wednesday curled further into her window seat and brooded. What if she poisoned everyone? After all, she would rather ride in a hearse. 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….

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…

The Orphans’ Jewel

I had already decided to write something like this before I saw The Daily Post’s prompt for today, and the prompt just popped into place. This story is based on a dream I had last night. *** The strange man in the black coat knelt just inside the door and held out a small wooden…