Grandest Ship in the World (151 Words) It wasn’t the grandest ship in the world. There was something almost artificial about its construction, like a Lego toy. But it was Jasper Day’s darling, and the staff and crew knew better than to say a single word of criticism. Near Christmastime, it was hard to keepContinue reading “Grandest Ship in the World”
Evening Mischief (117 Words) “Psst! Come on!” She couldn’t resist. Edna could never resist those dancing black eyes, Miguel’s hand light on her arm. “If my parents miss me,” she said, “we could both be in serious trouble!”
True Life (46 Words) Pictures on the wall my stand Day and month and year No picture ever yet can catch The memories we hold dear
Fire Arrows (331 Words) “Why didn’t you tell me?” Sir Pedder raised his head. “Tell you?” he questioned, slowly. “Tell me that you knew my father.” The knight held the young woman’s gaze steadily. “I did not know him well,” he said. “But I remember him. He was a brave man. It was a lossContinue reading “Fire Arrows #writephoto”
Land of the Dead (94 Words) Over the gray mountains So it is said Lies a Valley of Shadows The Land of the Dead.
The Long Walk (154 Words) “Are we there yet?” said the littlest gnome. There was no immediate answer. The gnomes walked much as they had walked for many months, slow and patient. “No,” said the leader. “There are still miles to go yet.” The littlest gnome stumbled. She was tired, so tired. “I don’t wantContinue reading “The Long Walk”
In-Between (99 Words) The fence had stood between them since they were children. When she was little, Emmy peeked between the slats. She made up stories about the secretive boy-next-door. She decided he was magic.
Song of the Roamer (78 Words) Where are you going So far from your home What are you seeking And why do you roam
Sailing Love Song (54 Words) Fly away, fly away Bird on the breeze Bring him this message My love on the seas—
Blue Dancing (78 Words) Dancing with you, love, Is all my delight On a fine deep blue evening When the sky is alight