The Answer (99 words) The note was carefully written, the bottle was firmly corked, and Andrea looked out over the blue water. The water was still and so clear that she felt she could see the bottom. Whispering a prayer, she let the bottle go.
Sang-Col (595 Words) It was on a cliff of stone and ice where they met, the goblin chieftain and the human king. So the goblins called the cliff and the field itself Sang-Col, which in their tongue means “Blood-Call.” The goblin chieftain was Scrape, known to her people as a fair but unyielding ruler. InContinue reading “Sang-Col #writephoto”
The Choosing of Scoral and Lune (878 words) Scoral was a handsome mer, graceful and strong, his long hair the color of ripe kelp and his scales the same fiery orange-gold. He was chosen by Lune for his fearlessness and wildness. All mer have that wild edge to their personality, but Scoral was known toContinue reading “The Choosing of Scoral and Lune #writephoto”
The Right Gift (119 Words) No, not flowers. He liked flowers, but it didn’t seem right. She sat, looking down at the quiet ground that was so unlike him. Davy had never been quiet. He had never stood still. Even in sleep, he was always tossing and stealing the blankets for himself. Peg’s mouth crookedContinue reading “The Right Gift #writephoto”
The Waking (1019 Words) He woke through stillness and cold. That waking was precarious, and came and went, like a lazy tide. But at last, consciousness impressed itself on him. He opened his eyes to the world again. Eddie breathed deep. The heavy motion almost made him cry out. His hand went instinctively to theContinue reading “The Waking”
Amorphous Summer’s lease is short But if he had compared her To a cloud we’d know It was true for clouds Somehow are never The same but always Changing under Under the eye And yet They are always Just the same As a Song.
Selkie Mom (99 Words) Annie always wondered why great-grandmother never insisted on the truth. She wondered why the old woman allowed the legend to persist, when the twists to the story were often so lurid. Then one day as she sat listening to her husband talk to their little daughter, she realized.
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!”
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