Saltwater slips from the ends of my hair as I surface. The ocean is warm, sunlight reflecting off the choppy waves. My arms and legs move in tandem while I circle and twist and soak in the essence of the sea. I squint at bright blue sky, a seagull busy overhead, calling to his friends… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: The Ocean
How is it April already? Did I blink or was it just Christmas? Maybe time is moving so fast because I've been busy writing! Want to know what I've been up to? Read below for my update! Submissions for March: I submitted again to Chicken Soup for the Soul. My plan is to do at… Continue reading March Caffeinated Fiction Update
Hey guys! I decided to enter another flash fiction contest this month. This one is held through the Fellowship of Fantasy website and features flash fiction stories in two categories: 16 and older, or 15 and under. (Guess which one I fall in? *blink, blink*) Voting is open through April 3. Click here to read… Continue reading Mythical Doorways Writing Contest!
“Welcome to Nail-tique.” A young woman with half her head shaved, the other half with rainbow colored hair down to her waist, gave a smile of pointed green hued teeth. Sara fought a cringe. Style in the future wasn’t something she envied for her grandchildren. This was her first “jump.” Time travel had finally become… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Fashion Forward
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!
“Donna? It’s been so long. You look great! How much weight have you lost?” Rose gave her old friend a hug as they stood in the check-out line at the store. “Over fifty pounds.” Donna’s cheeks glowed with excitement. “I’ve got another twenty to go but I’m happy with my progress so far.” Rose nibbled… Continue reading Flash Fiction: Gym Rat
“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
"Jen!" I gasp, eyes now open as I sit up in bed. The spot beside me is empty. Where is my husband? Chilly air clings to my skin as I slip from beneath the covers and cross the room into the hallway. The stale scent of tacos I made the night before still lingers and… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Awaken
Sweat drips down my back. The day is unusually warm for the autumn equinox. "How much farther?" I say to my father. There are eighty of us, male, hiking to the temple. I'm the youngest, privileged to be among the men of our tribe. Pride swells inside my chest. Each year one male is chosen… Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Quest