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 … Continue reading A Discovery in the Snow

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 … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #16

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 … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #15

Throwback Thursday #10

I know I said I would try to keep on top of posting, but I have a submission deadline coming up in just three days, and to be honest, it's been difficult to balance that project with my regular posts. I'm still warming up my writing muscles. For now, here's the start of a fairy … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #10

The Raven Man

https://purpldragon.wordpress.com/2018/05/12/writing-prompt-541/   When the rack of bells jingled behind him, signaling that someone had entered the shop, Zeke didn't look around. Business usually picked up on Friday afternoons as people realized the random parts they needed for their home improvement attempts. A steady stream of people had been flowing through the shop since about lunchtime. … Continue reading The Raven Man

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 … Continue reading The Orphans’ Jewel

The Strangeness of Aunt Minky

(This entry is related to this one, in case you didn't know.) Something is wrong with Aunt Minky. She has not been anything like her normal self. I know for a fact that she talks to herself when she thinks no one is listening. I just heard her in the library, muttering. And she has … Continue reading The Strangeness of Aunt Minky

The Minstrel’s Tale (Throwback Thursday)

Today I'm posting the beginning of a story I started writing back in the spring of 2013. One of my best friends and I had been playing a story game while travelling somewhere on a bus, and the story we invented became the basis for this one. Recently I was looking back through some of … Continue reading The Minstrel’s Tale (Throwback Thursday)

Accidental Magic (Wordle #190)

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2018/04/02/wordle-190/ My thirst for power has driven me to the do the unthinkable. At least, it is unthinkable in this world. In another world it would not be so much an anomaly. I fear that were people to discover my ability, they would not leave me alone again. I would wither under so much attention. … Continue reading Accidental Magic (Wordle #190)