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

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 #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….

My Return and a New Goal

Well, friends. Last week I was absent from blogging because I had a deadline on Sunday evening, and I was working to finish editing the four stories I intended to send in. One of them was fresh, and the other three consisted of half-stories I had started and wanted to finish. The deadline definitely helped….

The Finding

Here’s a short, rough piece I hammered out with a burst of inspiration. It’s related to the concept of a novel that’s been trapped in my head for years. The dead boy hung suspended by his arms at one end of the stone chamber, illuminated by three burning candles. Argent Pyrnemus leaned back against the…

Friday Fictioneers–The Familiar

I just discovered Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers challenge, which I’m going to do, at least for a while. We’ll see how it goes. The photo above is the photo prompt;  below, you can find the story it engendered in my mind. Genre: Juvenile Fantasy Word Count: 100 Her uncle’s kitchen was old but tidy, so the giant…

Storystorm 2018

I just discovered the Storystorm challenge (you can find it here) and even though it’s too late to register for it, I still want to do it. So I will be adding a section to every blog post for the next month, saying how many ideas I’ve captured. (I say “captured” because to me getting ideas…