“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!
All she wanted was a dance. Years she had waited for her chance to spin and glide. To be free. “Is it time yet?” she asked Percy. “Not yet. Soon, Cassie. Our time of rest will be over.” She sighed. How much longer? Percy reached out to her, to hold her. Yet she was still… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Dance
The front door slammed against the wall, cracking the yellow paint. A man fell inside, panting like his life depended on it. “Quick, get us out of here! A twister—at the end of the block. Headed this way!” The man stumbled and fell to one knee, his gaze on the two boys before him. The… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Evacuation
“I know your secret.” Abigail crossed her arms. “What—” Her dad blinked. She held a shiny quarter. “This was under my pillow.” He swallowed. “Oh?” Little Abigail tilted her head. “You’ve been giving me these in exchange for my teeth.” “I don’t know—” She opened her dad’s closet. “Admit it. You’re the tooth fairy.” Her… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Secrets
“Blue One-Four-Seven, hold steady as I come back around.” “Copy that. Holding steady, Gold Five-Nine-Zero.” “Descending at a rate of ten-thousand—wait! Blue One, you’ve got a Glider on your tail! Bank right, now.” “Uh, negative, Gold Five. I don’t see it. I’m not seeing him!” “He’s there. Turn now, he’s got a lock on you!”… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Space Battle
Another year, another challenge! *throws confetti* For the past two years, I've given you all a challenge: In honor of my birthday, write a flash fiction story in as many words as I am years old! Which, of course, means I need to tell you how old I am. *shifts gaze side-to-side* This year, you'll be… Continue reading My Birthday Flash Fiction Challenge #3!