Land of the Dead (94 Words) Over the gray mountains So it is said Lies a Valley of Shadows The Land of the Dead.
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.
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”
Coming (133 Words) She was going to do it. She had never been more terrified in her whole life. Her old self-doubts came crowding around her. You can’t do this, you’re weak. You get tired running half a mile. Your stomach is like a rollercoaster, up and down. Think how sick you were this morning.Continue reading “Coming”
All the Reward (254 Words) Her hands shook. She scraped the tough skin from the root, then cut the inner meat into thin circles. The pot was already boiling when she added the root. It was one chance in a thousand, but they had tried everything else. She watched the plant fibers melt and disperse.Continue reading “All the Reward”
Spotlight (99 Words) This was it. The moment she had been waiting for. Grace stood looking into the mirror. Her hair was brushed. Her lips were painted. It was a picture-perfect reflection. In the next room she could hear the other band members laughing, teasing. It seemed like an impossible dream that they had gottenContinue reading “Spotlight”
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”
The Arrow and its Mark (289 Words) She leaned on her elbows. It was a warm bright day with a cool wind ghosting the tops of the trees. The water was blue under the sky. For a long time Kat watched, seeing the shapes of minnows like vague small shadows below. But then she sawContinue reading “The Arrow and its Mark #writephoto”
The Umbrella (175 Words) She had carried the umbrella since she was a girl. Sunshine and rain, there was the umbrella in her hand like a gentleman’s cane. And walking in a moonlight garden with her sister, there was the umbrella spread as always. Angie hadn’t seen her sister in ten years. Both of themContinue reading “The Umbrella”
There was a sudden thump. A human silhouette was plastered against the steaming shower door. Snoggle raised his head wearily, letting his fingers splay on the tile floor. The water ran little rivers down his angular back. “I told you,” he said. “You can’t scare me.” There was an audible sigh. The silhouette slumped. “It’sContinue reading “Nice Human”