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A Dozen Word Story

_________________ They came to burn our skies. We amassed in the deep… waiting. _________________ _________________ _______________________________ Follow on Twitter & Facebook

Might’ve been…

Standing there, she wasn’t sure why she went inside. Something about the house, could’ve been the color it was painted, brick red with white trim, or was it the flowers all arranged on a mound in the front yard, muddled with overgrowth now. Might’ve touched a memory. She couldn’t say. Whatever it was it brought … Continue reading

Oddities of the Walk

The air was odd. The salt sea, that algal tinge which seeps in upon early evening breezes was there but something more was woven within. Or perhaps, it was something absent. I noticed it when I first stepped out but unlike certain scents that melt into the normals as the nose turns accustomed, this one … 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

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

For anyone interested in self-publishing

Self-publishing has grown significantly over the past few years and many new and established authors are delving into it. I’ve been doing a fair amount of research into this nontraditional form of publishing for my own writings. Since so much interest has been generated of late I thought I’d let people know about a HuffPost … Continue reading

This Little Blue Pill

Inspiration provided by yet another thought-provoking Daily Prompt suggestion; Daily Prompt: Red Pill, Blue Pill “If you could get all the nutrition you needed in a day with a pill — no worrying about what to eat, no food preparation — would you do it?” ______________________________ “All it takes is one pill! That’s right, just one pill a … Continue reading

Weekly Writing Challenge: Through the Door

This week’s Weekly Writing Challenge imagines; The door to your house/flat/apartment/abode has come unstuck in time. The next time you walk through it, you find yourself in the same place, but a different time entirely. Where are you, and what happens next? I wrestled to comprehend. A paper bag full of groceries, milk, bananas, a … Continue reading

Morning Grind

Early any given morning, the sun creeps through the blinds as the alarm clock wakes. Two stations play at once, static crackling out in between. A blind hand taps around reaching out from under piles of blankets, finds the snooze and silences the caterwauling for eleven more precious minutes. It begins again. Up and out … Continue reading

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