Flash Fiction · Short Short Stories · Story Challenge · Writing

Turning

Turning – Word of the Day Challenge #flashfiction #shortshortstories “How would you say that affected you?” She had asked me before, but I couldn’t answer. I just wasn’t ready. After two years, our sessions had engendered a mutual trust. Now I was open in a way I never had been. “I’ll never forget the time…… Continue reading Turning

Flash Fiction · Short Short Stories · Writing

Zoo

Zoo – Word of the Day Challenge #flashfiction #shortshortstories We were walking briskly through the park. My guide clearly knew where she was going. She had done this multiple times before. I met her at the gate punctually at 9am. “Hi, I’m Aimee. Are you Brittany? I’m Mr. Andelm’s assistant and will take you to…… Continue reading Zoo

Flash Fiction · Short Short Stories

Resolution

Resolution – Word of the Day Challenge #flashfiction #shortshorts #quickstories #shortstories #smalltales Jana was never one for resolutions. Well, not lately at least. And by “lately” that means a decade. Or two. Sure, when she was younger, her optimism overflowed. But as each year ticked by, that optimism, that drive, that hopefulness drained out in…… Continue reading Resolution

Daily Prompts · Food for Thought

Surrender

Daily Prompt: Cling  “You Only Lose What You Cling To” -Buddha Isn’t this a difficult concept?  And how do we master or execute living life in this manner? I’ve heard this many times and find that I have interpreted it in various ways at different stages in my life.   Denial of human nature.  Recognition that…… Continue reading Surrender

Daily Prompts · Drabble

Room for Improvement

Daily Prompt:  Irksome Miriam turned around, startled, and saw the man take hold of her arm.  Dark bespoke suit, slicked back hair. “Please come with me,” he said, pulling her discreetly to the side. “What’s the problem, sir?” “Regretfully, your club membership has been revoked.” “How? I….” “It’s all here, under the terms of your…… Continue reading Room for Improvement

Daily Prompts · Drabble

Doctor’s Orders

Daily Prompt:  Eerie “Mrs. Collingsworth?  Doctor will see you now.” Agnes felt urgency.  Her cough had been a nuisance but was recently rather productive – gluey, olive mucous, her breath putrid.  Now fever. There’s no joking with these things, Aunt Tilda once warned.  I’ve seen many a case of walking pneumonia turn grim.  Indeed, for…… Continue reading Doctor’s Orders

Daily Prompts · Food for Thought

Supplication

Daily Prompt:  Transformation   “May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has…… Continue reading Supplication

Daily Prompts · Life

Your Awe Quotient

Daily Prompt:  Volunteer I stumbled across an article recently that is a perfect sequel to a post I wrote about forest bathing. The article discusses the six basic emotions we all have – anger, fear, happiness, sadness, disgust, surprise – and one other, that until now was considered a “luxury” emotion, the feeling of awe.  According to…… Continue reading Your Awe Quotient

Drabble · Writing

Legal Obligations

Daily Prompt:  Millions “Did you get the mail?” “Here, just a bunch of junk.” “Look! This isn’t junk! Oh my gosh, we’ve been waiting for their answer!” “Hurry it up already. Well?” “You got it!! You’re accepted!!” John felt suddenly overwhelmed. So used to rejection, he felt like he had been trying for a million years.…… Continue reading Legal Obligations

Daily Prompts · Drabble · Writing

Clumsy Attempt

Daily Prompt:  Clumsy   Clumsy Attempt “This better work!” He shot her a look. “What!?!  We need an out; every other attempt has failed!” “Ok, just be quiet. I need to concentrate.” Grabbing his tools, he opened the box and studied the wires. “Please do it right! You know the consequences.” He carefully removed the…… Continue reading Clumsy Attempt