Amelia walked the familiar route to work just like she did every Tuesday. Down Sixth Street, west on College Avenue, to the corner stop light on Trade Street. A March chill forced her to pull her coat tighter. She frowned. The light turned green, she stepped off the curb— Only to be yanked back onto… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Wash, Rinse, Repeat
You guys!!! I can't tell you how excited I am right now. *happy dance* *squeal* Remember that contest I told you about a couple weeks ago? (This would be the one I entered at the end of last year and recently found out I had advanced to the final round! Eep!) Well, my flash fiction story… Continue reading Untold Podcast–Good Snakes Flash Fiction Feature!
Happy February! Can you believe it's almost Valentine's Day? *blink blink* Twenty-eighteen is certainly in full swing! Which means another one of my posts over at AlmostAnAuthor has gone live. *skip and flip!* You can check it out here. How about you? How is your writing going so far this year? Do you have a solid plot… Continue reading The Bones of Your Fantasy World
“Will you just come out, Philip?” Hazel crosses her arms with a huff. “No.” His voice is squeaky. “I’m too afraid.” “We’ve been through this. There’s nothing to be afraid of.” She sinks to her knees so she can see him eye-to-eye. “What if I see it?” His voice trembles but she sees movement from… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Pr-hog-nosticate
“Happy birthday!” Jesse’s sister stood outside his bedroom door. He rubbed his eyes. “How long have you been standing here?” “Who cares?” She grinned. “How does it feel to be sixteen?” Jesse rolled his eyes and headed to the bathroom. “Very funny. I’m seventeen today.” “Whatever. Joke all you want. Happy Sweet Sixteen, bro!” She… Continue reading Flash Fiction: Birthday Blues
“Careful. Not too close to the edge,” Danny’s mom said from the safety of the hiking trail. Danny nodded and stepped back from a large rock. This wasn’t the normal hiking trail he and his mom usually took. This one had a big drop off with a deep valley that looked like it stretched on… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: The Hike
FINISH Hey y'all! (I'm in the south now, so I think I might need to stop with the "you guys" thing. *wink, wink*) I've seen a ton of people sharing their New Year's Resolutions and Power Words for 2018 and thought I'd chime in with my personal goals, as well. What better way for accountability than… Continue reading Power Words, Resolutions and a New Year, Oh my!
A noise pulled Sophia from her dreams. She grabbed her blankie and toddled toward the soft glow that came from the kitchen. “Daddy?” she said. The figure behind the refrigerator door jumped. “No, sorry ‘bout that, Little One.” He finished chewing the bite of corndog he held. “Didn’t mean to wake you. Go back to… Continue reading Flash Fiction: New Year’s Resolutions
RED ALERT! RED ALERT! STAND CLEAR OF THE LOADING DOCK DOORS. SANTA’S SLEIGH HAS CLEARANCE FOR TAKE OFF! A whirl of wind swept through the dock before the metal doors slammed shut, plunging the room into silence. Two elves crouched low in the corner, hands above their heads to protect against the elements that had… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: RED ALERT
“Have the reinforcements arrived?” The fairy’s voice wobbled but he tightened his grip on the tree branch beneath him. He’d just received this promotion and his first mission was under way. “No, Commander Winter,” Lieutenant Snowflake yelled from a nearby branch. The tree swayed slightly under the weight of her fellow soldiers as they took… Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Battle of the Tree