Ribbons in his Hair

Ribbons in his Hair (161 Words) Emily knew the minute she went around the corner that she was about to get an earful. “It’s that time of the year again!” said the elf. He sat as if he’d been waiting for her, his hands clenched on tree bark and his green eyes seething petulant fire.Continue reading “Ribbons in his Hair”

The Bell That Couldn’t Ring

The Bell That Couldn’t Ring (192 Words) One day they would have to ring the bell. It was inevitable. With the increasing attacks from the cave crawlers, it was only a matter of time before barbed and electric wire was breached and the town would be overcome. So there Peter stood in the hopes ofContinue reading “The Bell That Couldn’t Ring”

Sea Monster

Sea Monster (132 Words) Supposing it was a sea monster. Billy and Brian insisted that it was. I thought there was a mechanical touch to it myself. “Well go on,” I said. “See what it is.” They looked around the bench, glaring at me. “It could eat us, silly,” pointed out Brian, always the logicalContinue reading “Sea Monster”

Moonstruck

Moonstruck (198 Words) It wasn’t a fairy tale. The day after the wedding, she went back to her job as one of half-a-dozen lifeguards at the community beach. He had the early morning to evening shift at the grocery store. And sitting at her post in the burning heat, her eyes shaded by the brimContinue reading “Moonstruck”

Flight Plans

Flight Plan (166 Words) “How can you love dragons and be scared of planes?” It was a legitimate question. After all, planes and dragons both fly. But the very sight of the cylindrical, soon-to-be-airborne machine made Sam blanch. His hands gripped the strap of his carryon and he met his companion’s question with a sicklyContinue reading “Flight Plans”

When You’re Older

When You’re Older (309 Words) He had never eaten so earnestly, so desperately. Warm butter slid between his fingers and over his knuckles, and the juices oozed hot from the slab of meat, bathing the fresh baked loaf in rich steaming flavor. Sensation had left him save that of the delicious goodness in his mouthContinue reading “When You’re Older”