Six Worlds (273 Words) These symbols are a map. They are the six worlds in this part of the galaxy, separated by thousands of miles but linked by advanced transportation. My planet is the third, a golden land of deserts and rivers. It is the second and third, bare silhouettes on our-image map, that areContinue reading “Six Worlds”
South for the Winter (233 Words) The air was cold, but with the morning sun softening the clouds in pinks and grays, it looked like it should be warm. “I have to go,” Lanna said out loud.
Treasure Maps and Puffins (39 Words) Birds are very good at reading maps and this pair of puffins was no different. They followed the treasure map to the illustrated cover without any trouble at all.
Forgotten Frontier (199 Words) A headline. A mystery. Here is the outline, the sketch of a story that is and cannot be solved. Secured for the private use of our elite, a Model-X spacecraft is stolen. The location was classified. But people talk. Others listen. I listened for years, a menial with secrets of myContinue reading “Forgotten Frontier”
Tournament of Tempers (536 words) I would not submit and he knew it. The hard smile faded on Sperling’s lips, but his hand remained on my knee. “It is yours, is it not?” he questioned again. “Come, speak. You’ve tongue enough for all the world.” “It is mine, my lord,” I said. “Then you confessContinue reading “Tournament of Tempers”
The Sea Monster’s Love (455 Words) The young woman stepped into the surf. As her companion watched, the transformation came over her, shifting her shape to a monstrous serpent’s. Even though he knew her for a friend, the change made the man’s breath seize and his eyes widen. The serpent’s giant head swiveled, coming closeContinue reading “The Sea Monster’s Love”
Mermaid Makeover (194 Words) “My tail’s drying out again! Cora, please!” Dutifully, Cora emptied another bucket of salt water over her younger sister’s tail. The blue fish scales gleamed like jewels in the evening light. “You know,” said Cora. “I really don’t think he cares about your hair.” Anemone ignored her. She studied herself anxiouslyContinue reading “Mermaid Makeover”
Winter Child (488 Words) There was a man who walked this road a very long time ago, when the ground here was all shrubs and long gray grass. Every morning, from early dawn to evening, he walked this way to work. And some time in his walking, he noticed a young girl. She was aContinue reading “Winter Child”
Roses in the Window When you see a window like this, you want one of several things. If you’re particularly dreaming, you want a fairy or a ghost. A fairy or a ghost should definitely be looking in just such a window, with the medieval ironwork and the glazed glass. If you are a highContinue reading “Roses in the Window #writephoto”
You ask me why I read a book. There is no reason I can tell; No word nor phrase can match the maze Where my bedeviled fancies dwell.