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”
Story Time (99 Words) “Were you ’fraid, Tilly?” Noel sounded as tiny as he was, looking up into Mr. Caddy’s face with the wide open eyes of a six-year-old. “Wisht, no,” said Mr. Caddy. He challenged his audience with mischievous eyes. “D’ye know why I wasn’t afraid? Well I’ll tell you. I knew, sure IContinue reading “Story Time”
Sniffkins and Sandwiches (360 words) —Do you know what those stones are? Why, they could be anything. Sentinels over a sacred place, forgotten long before the world remembers to forget you. They could be the guardians of some terrible or great secret. Or perhaps—they are the standing graves of the chieftains who have gone beforeContinue reading “Sniffkins and Sandwiches”
Inith (1000 Words) She stepped into the water. He rose to her, lifting from the deep, his long black hair clinging to his bare neck and shoulders. In the shallow water where she stood he turned on his back, unable to balance himself with the weight and length of his tail. His playfulness made PatContinue reading “Inith #writephoto”
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.
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”
The Answer (99 words) The note was carefully written, the bottle was firmly corked, and Andrea looked out over the blue water. The water was still and so clear that she felt she could see the bottom. Whispering a prayer, she let the bottle go.