Sang-Col (595 Words) It was on a cliff of stone and ice where they met, the goblin chieftain and the human king. So the goblins called the cliff and the field itself Sang-Col, which in their tongue means “Blood-Call.” The goblin chieftain was Scrape, known to her people as a fair but unyielding ruler. InContinue reading “Sang-Col #writephoto”
Shadow of an Imp It was me and wasn’t me And if not me what could it be?
Mystery at Pond Bottom (99 Words) “Detective we need y—” “Shhh.” Eddie Mahone waved his free hand. His other gripped a fishing rod. With his one good eye, the detective surveyed the lake’s calm, muddy surface. His visitor spoke in a whisper. “But—we—need—your—help—”
The White Seal (356 Words) The moon shone bright between a web of clouds. No one visited the island on nights like that, when the sea was a silver mirror. Stories surrounded that patch of rough land that sent shivers around a campfire. And yet there was a fire burning , the barest glow ofContinue reading “The White Seal”
Lady Melodia (200 Words) “Mom, why are we here?” said Katy. “Hush, Katy.” Katy was tired, carsick, and she just knew the hotel they were staying at wouldn’t have Wi-Fi. She couldn’t believe this was happening. Sure, the break-in at their house was unexpected, but this was an extreme response. “I think it’s stupid,” sheContinue reading “Lady Melodia”
South for the Winter (233 Words) The air was cold, but with the morning sun softening the clouds in pinks and grays, it looked like it should be warm. “I have to go,” Lanna said out loud.
Extraterrestrial Sabotage (187 Words) Dave looked up. “Have you got it?” he asked. Jasper held out the file. Dave put aside the magazine he had been reading and took it. His face was tense with concentration. He didn’t notice the expression on his partner’s face, sharp and ready.
For today’s Daily Prompt, “Entertain,” Wallie and I offer another snippet from a work-in-progress–a story in which a little girl is helped solving a crime by the ghost of a detective. The ghost is summoned to help her when Maddie plays a harp she found in the attic room. This is a scene in whichContinue reading “A Harp and a Ghost”