My dearest Beth, I’m not sleeping well… Just when I’m about to drift off, I catch a whiff of your shampoo and I’m jolted back to reality. It doesn’t matter how many times I wash our bedding. I found some sleeping pills in the bathroom, and I’m hoping they’ll help tonight. Have I taken … Continue reading (Fiction) Confession [Fiction War Summer Contest Entry]
I made it to round 3 - the top 10 contestants - in the YeahWrite Super Challenge #4. While I didn't win anything, it was still fun to stretch myself, and to get three stories out of the contest. For this last round, I was charged with writing a story that married two genres: Science Fiction … Continue reading (Fiction) Decontamination Failure (YeahWrite Round 3)
I entered the Fiction War Spring Flash Fiction competition, and spent the last weekend in April crafting a 990-word story to meet the prompt "Take Flight." Contest finalists were announced today; unfortunately I'm not one of them. However, this also means I'm free to share this one publicly now. Without further ado, here is my … Continue reading (Fiction) Paris
This was my entry into Round 2 of the YeahWrite Super Challenge #4. For this one, I had to write a story of no more than 1,000 words, using the setting depicted in the photo below for at least one scene. I also had to make at least one of the characters learn a non-violent … Continue reading (Fiction) Lezioni Italiane [YeahWrite Super Challenge Round 2 Entry]
Kate attends a county fair for the first time in 15 years to face her past. When she confides in her new boyfriend, she gets much more than the comfort she so desperately needs.
Psssst… Excuse me… Have you seen this baby? I miss him terribly. It seems like I just saw him a month or two ago...
Author's note: I entered the Fiction War Winter Flash Fiction contest in January and had to submit a story of no more than 1,000 words using "Grimm's Fairy Tales" as the prompt. I had fun with this one, although it's a dark fairy tale (as were those told by the Brothers Grimm, of course.) I … Continue reading (Fiction) Hannah and Gretchen
Long ago, in the days when beasts could still speak and walk among us as equals, the land at the westernmost edge of the world was ruled by the Fox King. Now, the annals of history tell us little more than that the Fox King ruled for a short period of time. What … Continue reading (Fiction) The Fox King
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Marriage is hard. Nobody told me that “for worse”, “for poorer” and “in sickness” might all come at the same time, like some evil trio bent on destruction. And destructive, they can be.