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”
Playing Pirates (99 words) Two long boards made a very comfortable walk, and Tom appreciated the space to turn around, even though the boards were bendier than he liked. This was the moment he made his grand speech to the evil pirates before plunging into the watery depths of the sea.
It was traditional, not to say required, to be married before the stones. The people of the fields and drops of Little Boulding had kept to this tradition, not at all a requirement, since before anyone could remember. So of course it was expected that if they were to be married, even a goblin andContinue reading “Facing the Stones (434 Words)”
Savannah (89 Words) Intro by thunder: golden eve To case live boughs made émeraude In molten, sparkling filigree— Above the rain swept roads of old.
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.
The Flying Elephant (198 Words) They say that elephants have a long memory. Daffy had the shortest memory I’ve ever seen. When we found her as a baby, premature and weak, Ehan dedicated himself to that baby elephant’s care like no fairy I know. The hours he spent mixing gallons of nourishing drink from ourContinue reading “The Flying Elephant”
I Knew a Winter (130 Words) I knew a winter in his spring. Fair as freshly fallen snow Quiet as contented woe Stood apart with frozen face Welcomed to himself, disgrace.
Princess Rex (123 Words) One of the ducklings was under the henhouse. Jasper knew it was Little Yeller when the Border Collie saw Yeller’s rabbit friend, Hoppie, close by. Dutifully, Jasper walked over and sat down. “Yeller,” he said. “What is it this time?” “Go ’way,” came the tiny voice.
Water Prints (427 Words) She didn’t live in town. The island population, a little under five hundred residents, was limited mostly to farmers and fishers. The moment Davie saw her sitting on the sand, looking out to sea with her knees pulled under her chin, he knew she didn’t belong. There was something unusual inContinue reading “Water Prints #writephoto”
As requested by “Meow Keela,” we humbly present a drawing of the child who sometimes thinks she is a cat! We (that is, my Friend and I–Wallie can’t draw to save him) are somewhat ashamed that this young girl may or may not look two years old. Perhaps this is a “Meow” of the future.