(Fiction) Confession [Fiction War Summer Contest Entry]

  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]

(Fiction) Decontamination Failure (YeahWrite Round 3)

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)

(Fiction) Lezioni Italiane [YeahWrite Super Challenge Round 2 Entry]

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]