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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 · Writing

Jackpot

Jackpot – Word of the Day Challenge #flashfiction #shortshortstories “What if there isn’t enough?” “There will be.” “Are you sure?” “Calm down. There’s never been a time when there wasn’t enough. You know that.” Steve hated the way Angie always panicked in these instances. Complete overreaction. He did little to hide the annoyance in his…… Continue reading Jackpot

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

Six Word Story Challenge

Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s Six Word Story Challenge: Thankful

  This week’s challenge word is Thankful.   Here’s my entry: What goes around does come around. Go to Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s Six Word Story Challenge to vote for your favorites and take the challenge yourself.  The more the merrier! 🙂

Daily Prompts · Drabble · Life

Long Work Weeks, Monday and a Sweet Surprise

Daily Prompts: Scorched Oh my goodness, apologies to my readers, as my real job had me tied up for a couple weeks.  Long 12 hour days and multiple, concurrent deadlines kind of weeks.  Throw in the usual home and mommy stuff, and I honestly had no time or energy to devote, much less create. My brain…… Continue reading Long Work Weeks, Monday and a Sweet Surprise

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

Six Word Story Challenge

Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s Six Word Story Challenge: Hoard

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  Last week’s challenge word, Heaven, brought out some creative and varied entries.  Thanks to everyone who voted!  I took 2d place for my entry:)  Always a treat!   This week’s challenge word is Hoard.  I’m inspired by Halloween, so here’s my entry: Found clean bowl.  Maggots crawling underneath. Go to Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s Six…… Continue reading Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s Six Word Story Challenge: Hoard

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

Six Word Story Challenge

Six Word Story Challenge: Heaven

It’s done.  No chance of redemption. This week’s challenge, Heaven, is already revealing some amazing entries. Love these! Check out Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s Six Word Story Challenge and vote for your favorites. Or jump in on the challenge. Have a good weekend, friends.  We’re anticipating a sunny and 70 degree Fall weekend in Chicagoland.  What a…… Continue reading Six Word Story Challenge: Heaven