River Road (100 words) * The running road runs like a river Through the flowers and the loam; The one road that I desire Is the road that’s running home.
Magic and Spies (200 words) “But it’s real…I’m telling you, they were just here…” Agent Z was very unamused and equally unimpressed. “Mr. Gray, thank you. We of course appreciate your handling of the situation, and understand entirely if you need to take a few days off to recover yourself.” Mr. Gray flushed. “Yes, but,Continue reading “Magic and Spies”
Retelling Sleeping Beauty (296 words) Supposing when he met her, the prince didn’t kiss her, not at once. Suppose he sat down and thought about it. That is what Prince Mark did when he found Sleeping Beauty. First he checked her pulse to make sure she was alive, and then he sat down, thinking. AfterContinue reading “Retelling Sleeping Beauty”
Missing Treasure (178 words) “No no, it was here. I’m sure it was here.” The pirate crew exchanged uneasy glances. Mr. Steamroller held up the map for another scientific study, the latitudes, longitudes, significant markings and conclusive X. Yes, the treasure should have been here. It wasn’t, and that was final, too. “Someone must’veContinue reading “Missing Treasure”
Goblin Summer Song (69 Words) God is singing in the summer Rolling out the leaves of green Straightening the little weedlings And spreading every songbird’s wing.
To Be A Fish (150 words) Sometimes he wondered what it was like, to be a fish. It must be very peaceful. James could imagine the brown cool waters closing over his head, the water life swimming around him, a wealth of good food in green muck. He could also imagine a bigger fish, mouthContinue reading “To Be A Fish”
The Wishing Pool (173 words) Where the wishes went, no one knew. Silver pennies went up and down, disappearing into the bottomless black water. “Shh, shh, don’t tell me what it is,” said the goblin. “Just let it go.” That was an impossible thing—letting wishes go. Emmy looked down at the coin in her handContinue reading “The Wishing Pool #writephoto”
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”
Time (28 Words) Time is running You stand still If you don’t run Time always will
Out Horizon (31 Words) “I really shouldn’t you know. I get seasick.”