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The Shut Window [Flash Fiction]


The product of a 10 minute, impromptu, Twitter writing prompt… “She heard a scream and opened/closed the window“. The Shut Window   She shut the window upon hearing the scream. She knew what it was, who it was. There was nothing she could do. There was never anything she could do, not against him. But it … Continue reading

In the Raven’s Eye


He strode up the small hill, a breeze turning the high grasses into rolling waves, swells sent across the sweeping expanse of the veldt all around him. Surprised at even being here, he was one hill rise away from the place he first read about in a creased and crumpled issue of The Saturday Evening … Continue reading

An Object on Canvas


A Weekly Writing Challenge _______________________________ Clouds rose above, their white bodies billowing into a blue sky. Below, surrounded by unkempt fields, a farmhouse rested on the patch of land it laid claim to long ago. Its sun worn siding, its sagging roof sliding into weeping eaves, the old house seemed too tired to stand for … Continue reading

Daily Prompt: Simply the Best


From our friends at WordPress’ Daily Prompt:  “When and where do you do your best thinking? In the bathroom? While running? Just before bed, or first thing in the morning? On the bus? Why do you think that is?” A blast of inspiration or the shock of that long awaited epiphany can hit just about … Continue reading

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

The Note: a daily prompt post


Today, the happy souls over at the daily prompt idea machine asked us to consider the road less traveled, to Pinpoint a moment in your past where you had to make a big decision. Write about that other alternate life that could have unfolded. The Note I grew up in Idaho. I wasn’t born there … Continue reading

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