One of These Days (53 Words) One of these days I’m gonna fall in love— Just you wait and see. One of these days I’ll find something —someone— Waiting just for me!
City Mouse (177 Words) “I don’t like it,” said Nibbles. “It looks like a snake.” “Oh, come on!” Flip raced towards the escalator, his whiskers trembling with excitement. “Everyone does it. Look at that woman. And she only has two legs to her, too. I don’t know how the human-folk balance.” “They’re very big,” saidContinue reading “City Mouse”
Red Roses (99 Words) Clair had never liked red roses. They seemed to her too garish. Anyway there wasn’t much to be lost our gained in philosophizing over flowers, so Clair never really thought twice about whether she liked red roses or not until that roadside walk.
Big Nose (133 Words) Big Nose would always remember that morning. It was bitter cold. But the calf was still alive. In the early light it rested there, not quite ready to stand, while Eddie kept the fire going. Big Nose kept close to the fire, too. Although the cold didn’t affect him badly, heContinue reading “Big Nose”
Betty Dances (291 Words) Five years old and Betty was as much a mystery to her mother as she was the day she was born. The little girl seemed so serious, straightening her hair with pudgy fingers, watching not her hair but her own frowning face in the mirror. “I never wanted to be aContinue reading “Betty Dances”
After the Adventure (99 Words) She found him sleeping. The sun through the leaves warmed his skin in green and gold light, his long lashes casting shadows across his cheek.
Flight Plan (166 Words) “How can you love dragons and be scared of planes?” It was a legitimate question. After all, planes and dragons both fly. But the very sight of the cylindrical, soon-to-be-airborne machine made Sam blanch. His hands gripped the strap of his carryon and he met his companion’s question with a sicklyContinue reading “Flight Plans”
Martians Walking the Moon (113 Words) The most common assumptions about aliens are that they are somehow our intellectual superiors. Most imagine a new race of beings with superior technological skill or medical superiority. But then again, there are others who imagine aliens are, if not our intellectual peers, perhaps more primitive than us. ThereContinue reading “Martians Walking the Moon”
What Fire Left (155 Words) It was gone. A lifetime of memories was in the space of one day nothing more than burned and discolored bareness. It was hard, looking at what was left of the building, to believe that it had ever been a home at all.
Out Horizon (31 Words) “I really shouldn’t you know. I get seasick.”