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
“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?
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!