The sweet sugary scent of cookies drifted through the sparsely furnished house. Chocolate chip cookies, iced and sprinkled with silvery balls. “Are they ready?” Allyson bit her lip as she wrung her hands. “Almost there.” Valerie scooped the last of the cookies from the warm metal sheet and arranged it neatly with the others on… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Christmas Cookies
Today is the day! Allwyn will receive her wings, the most important event in a faerie’s life. She pads across damp moss-covered ground, shadows sprinkled around her from the great canopy of trees. She makes no sound as she moves, something she’s always taken pride in. With effort, she pushes open the door to the… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: The Awakening
Agatha bounced through the front door with a bright smile on her face. She could barely see over the object that filled her arms, the same one that put that smile in place. “Mama! Look what I made at school this week.” The six-year-old huffed to catch her breath as she gently—as gently as a… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Fairy House
“Is my wig on straight?” Scarlett tugged on the ends of the yarn. Maddie nodded, her smile missing a front tooth, the bow on top of her Cindy-Lou-Who hair, bobbing. The best friends glanced back at their moms who walked slowly behind the pair. They weren’t quite old enough to trick-or-treat alone, but at least… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Trick-or-Treat
Tomorrow is the day! National Novel Writing Month 2018 will begin in just a few hours! *cartwheel* The idea behind NaNo is simple--write a 50,000 word novel in one month. I'll admit, it's easier said than done! I've done the #CampNaNo multiple times but my only official #NaNoWriMo was in November of 2016. It… Continue reading #NaNoWriMo, #FlashWriMo, and Everything in Between
“Wanna know when you’re gonna die?” Samantha shivered. Was Janie serious? What a morbid thought. She and her fellow eighth grader stood beneath a tree, outside the gates of the old Hamilton Cemetery. This classic rite of passage was their task for this All Hallows’ Eve. “I’ll go first.” Janie lifted her chin. Samantha watched… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Do You Wanna Know?
Bones of Cobalt Blue by Cathy Hinkle (Stories of the Stars Flash Fiction Contest 3rd place winner) She landed with the practiced ease of centuries, blue talons gripping the cliff's edge. Wind whistled through the granite crags, and small stones scrabbled beneath her feet. With a low growl, she dove from the cliff. Unfurling… Continue reading Stories of the Stars Contest–“Bones of Cobalt Blue” by Cathy Hinkle
A Million Heartbeats by Maggie Graber (Stories of the Stars Flash Fiction Contest 2nd Place winner) I’m not an insomniac. I’m just lying awake at 2 am. I stare up at the dirty, white ceiling. There’s a crack that runs from one side to the middle, as if it will split open at any… Continue reading Stories of the Stars Contest–“A Million Heartbeats” by Maggie Graber
Starfinder's Sacrifice by Sam Graber (Stories of the Stars Flash Fiction Contest 1st Place Winner) No one knows what the stars are. Only that they are far away, and they give us our power. And now they are winking out. “Danar?” Charis steps beside me and slips her hand in mine. Starlight gives a… Continue reading Stories of the Stars Contest–“Starfinder’s Sacrifice” by Sam Graber
Hey friends! In case you missed it, I had the amazing opportunity to share my love of all things flash fiction by being a judge for the Stories of the Starts Flash Fiction Contest this month! There were some pretty awesome stories and the final decision was a tough one, but my fellow judges, Sheri… Continue reading Stories of the Stars Contest Winners!