Into the Snow #whatpegmansaw

Prompt: 100 words (I forgot that I could write up to 150 words) The force sucked Andrew through the circle of blue fire and into deep snow. He landed face-first. “Ppptthb!” he gasped, staggering to his feet and brushing snow off his cotton pajamas. Why hadn’t he worn something warmer to bed? And then … Continue reading Into the Snow #whatpegmansaw

Flash Fiction: Chisel

Photo by Kevin Jackson on Unsplash Prompt: 99 words Her mouth is the last thing to chisel into existence. He does not know why he left it until the end, when all the rest of her is already finished. Perhaps she does not need a mouth. The smooth plain where it should be intrigues him. But she … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Chisel

Throwback Thursday #19

I just now realized that it's been two months since I posted here. A lot has happened in the intervening time--I have a nice new job, for one thing--but my focus tonight is to get back into blogging. I miss blogging. It's a good, no, great way for me to write daily and to learn … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #19

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 … Continue reading Riding the Bus on a Sunny Afternoon

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

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. … Continue reading Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner–Double Sight

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. … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #14

The Raven Man   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 Witch’s House (FFfAW)

Photo credit Goroyboy The two children, shivering slightly in the damp cold of late November, stood on the front steps and watched the door. “Just go up and knock,” the girl whispered to her brother. “No!” he fretted in a whisper. “It’s not safe! She’s a witch!” “They say she’s a witch,” she … Continue reading The Witch’s House (FFfAW)