One of These Days (53 Words) One of these days I’m gonna fall in love— Just you wait and see. One of these days I’ll find something —someone— Waiting just for me!
Mr. and Mrs. Poe (369 Words) “I think if you are rare,” said Mrs. Poe, “you must be a criminal.” Mr. Poe was not mollified. The truth of the matter is, compliments from loved ones are too often like pennies in the hand of a beggar. We take them for granted and dismiss them asContinue reading “Mr. and Mrs. Poe”
The Intelligence Plan (679 Words) “Miss me?” he said, and kissed her. It was a firm kiss, soft but passionate. His hands at her elbows were not confining but relaxed. It would have been simple to translate his laxness as overconfidence, but there was something in his expression that warned Li otherwise. And she couldn’tContinue reading “The Intelligence Plan”
Red Roses (99 Words) Clair had never liked red roses. They seemed to her too garish. Anyway there wasn’t much to be lost our gained in philosophizing over flowers, so Clair never really thought twice about whether she liked red roses or not until that roadside walk.
Big Nose (133 Words) Big Nose would always remember that morning. It was bitter cold. But the calf was still alive. In the early light it rested there, not quite ready to stand, while Eddie kept the fire going. Big Nose kept close to the fire, too. Although the cold didn’t affect him badly, heContinue reading “Big Nose”
Betty Dances (291 Words) Five years old and Betty was as much a mystery to her mother as she was the day she was born. The little girl seemed so serious, straightening her hair with pudgy fingers, watching not her hair but her own frowning face in the mirror. “I never wanted to be aContinue reading “Betty Dances”
Southwesterly (156 Words) There was no doubt the wind was right. It was a strong southwesterly. Even so, Marina’s hand clenched on the tiller. “You’re crazy!” she said. “There’s no way we can do this!”
Taking a Stand (99 Words) True, Aunt Cecily was older, but that didn’t necessarily make her wise. Emmy knew she was dead wrong. The hard part was saying so.
Little Light The lights were beautiful. Every year the clan gathered to see them, the mysterious glowing orbs that some said were the souls of the departed communing with them like angels. Grayse found Peepa at the top of their favorite tree. She panted as she climbed, scolding the little bird under her breath.
Hard Logic (32 Words) The full horror of my situation, reaching up for his hand from the pit, only hit me when he spoke.