The Long Walk

The Long Walk (154 Words) “Are we there yet?” said the littlest gnome. There was no immediate answer. The gnomes walked much as they had walked for many months, slow and patient. “No,” said the leader. “There are still miles to go yet.” The littlest gnome stumbled. She was tired, so tired. “I don’t wantContinue reading “The Long Walk”

Ribbons in his Hair

Ribbons in his Hair (161 Words) Emily knew the minute she went around the corner that she was about to get an earful. “It’s that time of the year again!” said the elf. He sat as if he’d been waiting for her, his hands clenched on tree bark and his green eyes seething petulant fire.Continue reading “Ribbons in his Hair”

All the Reward

All the Reward (254 Words) Her hands shook. She scraped the tough skin from the root, then cut the inner meat into thin circles. The pot was already boiling when she added the root. It was one chance in a thousand, but they had tried everything else. She watched the plant fibers melt and disperse.Continue reading “All the Reward”

Spotlight

Spotlight (99 Words) This was it. The moment she had been waiting for. Grace stood looking into the mirror. Her hair was brushed. Her lips were painted. It was a picture-perfect reflection. In the next room she could hear the other band members laughing, teasing. It seemed like an impossible dream that they had gottenContinue reading “Spotlight”

The Bell That Couldn’t Ring

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”