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    Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Located 12 miles south of Eureka, CA just off the 101 Highway. ________________________________ Follow on Twitter

These Boots done did their Walkin’


Inspired by the folks over at WordPress’ Daily Writing Prompt They lie there, dust embedded within their leathery pores, deep in folded crevasses fading the dark brown skin they once had. Laces hold the rest together despite bearing eyelet, polished wear and fraying along their length. While replaced only once, they have seen their fair share. Upturned, … Continue reading

Laundromat of Horrors


It sits within a cusp of space and time. It exists in service as a way-station, a dumping ground, a collection galley. It’s where supernatural horrors reside and are retrieved when needed. It’s where ghosts, UFO’s, gremlins and sixth dimensional dinosaurs – that cats see from time to time – come to play until they … Continue reading

Afterlife [Flash Fiction 3 of 3]


Afterlife “It’s haunted,” Peter said. His brother slugged his shoulder, “She said it’s not.” The priest glared admonishments upon them. She stomped from the house bedraggled and equipment burdened, passed the audience at the sidewalk to her car. “The house is most certainly not haunted,” she said, distracted, packing cases carefully away. The priest studied … Continue reading

For Better or Worse [Flash Fiction 2 of 3]


For Better or Worse The stars above, different. Not hers. She laid, bedroll disheveled around her legs. Struggles awash in a waking mind. Home, Earth was gone, too far to reach had it still been there. The little shuttle, the captain who lost her ship. Three months; food, water…priorities. Then the traders’ vessel, the convoy. … Continue reading

Deficiencies [Flash Fiction 1 of 3]


Recently, I entered a local flash fiction contest. Write a story in 99 words or less, “Make us weep, laugh, scratch our heads“. Sounded like fun and WoW what a challenge, especially since most flash fiction flirts between 300 to 1000 words. So, I wrote three and sent them in. Unfortunately, none of them were chosen … Continue reading

Snippets from a Lil’ California House


This week’s Weekly Writing Challenge: “Set a countdown timer for 10 minutes,  choose one of the writing prompts below, and just start writing. Whatever you do, don’t stop for ten minutes. Keep your fingers typing. Write what you remember. It need not be accurate — it’s your memory. Do not judge.” ___________________________ I remember our … Continue reading

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