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”
Hard Logic (32 Words) The full horror of my situation, reaching up for his hand from the pit, only hit me when he spoke.
In the Dark (406 Words) It is not quiet in the dark. “Hold me, Ellis.” Jeremy’s voice is strange. It is strained, compressed. We are already close in our hiding place, already touching, but he is turned away from me and my arms are folded across my chest, under my chin, in the curve ofContinue reading “In the Dark”
Devil of a Deal If I were forced to give up one sense for super-acuity in another, which would I choose for advancement and which—dear God, which—would I sign away as a handicap, dead to me and gone? “A gift, you say?” I said. “This is not a gift—it is a punishment!” The devil tappedContinue reading “The Most Livable Curse”
When Wallie and I were faced with today’s prompt, we were in a bind. We knew that if this blog is to survive it must, well, go on. But when it came to “Survival” we were stuck. “Write about your dying blog,” said my Friend. “Write about fighting for its life.” Wallie was more interestedContinue reading “Wallie on Survival”
We confess. We are poor students and it’s mostly Wallie’s fault. A few summers ago when I was studying for that hideous demon of all tests, that HORROR of my existence, my little Impish friend had the best ideas for making study fun. To bolster our vocabulary, instead of reading we wrote a series of shortContinue reading “How to Fail the GRE and Enjoy the Fall”
Wallie the Imp and I flatter ourselves we do quite well under pressure. This is another story.
Once again Wallie the Imp and I have made a desperate plunge. We have attempted, not for the first time, to complete a “story” in two hundred words, give or take ten, for last week’s “Flash! Friday” prompt. The requisite location is theatre and the photo prompt is a nineteenth-century daguerrotype. And of course, my ImpContinue reading “Mrs. Allan”
The Cook I know a student who very much wants a ghost of his own.
Wallie the Imp loves Disney films. He is driving my Friend and me crazy by going on and on about how unfair it is that Cinderella and Giselle, among others, have so much practical help from their animal helpers. He says it’s no wonder the villains are villains, when they get no encouragement from their non-human, inhumanContinue reading “Wallie the Imp on Sidekicks and Suits”