Grimsward and Homeward

Grimsward and Homeward (155 Words) The trail stretched for miles through the Grimsward forest. Already the three companions had walked for six hours. As the sun set, the trees  gathered close, and already Edgar was seeing troubling things in the shadows of the haunted wood. “What are they?” asked Midge. “Don’t you two know?” askedContinue reading “Grimsward and Homeward”

The Troll’s Apprentice #writephoto

The Troll’s Apprentice (464 Words) It was one thing to resist a lord’s command, but another, to ignore a child’s plea. So Orvald went to the elf. When he saw him, he forgot for an instant who or what he was, or had been, and saw only pitiable suffering. The troll nursed the elf-captain asContinue reading “The Troll’s Apprentice #writephoto”

Dragons and Fireworks

Dragons and Fireworks (309 Words) I found Grandpa talking to the salesman. They were leaning in the shade of the porch. It was early afternoon and hot for mid-July. “It’ll be good to get back,” said the salesman. “You haven’t seen anything like it. The city’s always alive.” “Oh I’ve seen it,” said Grandpa. “MyContinue reading “Dragons and Fireworks”

Revealing Rain

Revealing Rain (682 Words) “Well isn’t that something,” he said. “That’s something.” The water was running on his cheek. His hair was plastered in heavy sodden locks over his brow despite his effort to smooth it, so black, so vivid against his feverish color, she couldn’t help it. She leaned to him and stumbled. HeContinue reading “Revealing Rain”

Hanging on Clouds #writephoto

Hanging on Clouds (293 Words) There are some ideas that can only be summed up by a picture. Telling the idea is never as good as the picture itself. I wish that I could speak you a sunset, but you have to feel its warmth; I wish that I could speak to you the reflectionContinue reading “Hanging on Clouds #writephoto”

Candle Dancing

Candle Dancing (200 Words) She lit the candle. The flame was small at first, like a small glowing drop at the bottom of a waxy mug, before it blossomed to fullness. “Took you long enough!” Louise glared. In the shadows and warmth of her dining room, she could just make out the fairy girl. “Alright,”Continue reading “Candle Dancing”

Goblins and Lipstick

Goblins and Lipstick (303 Words) It’s a funny thing when a goblin falls in love with a human, or vice versa. This goblin fell in love with a young man. And although the time spent between them suggested he wasn’t repulsed by her, the goblin wasn’t sure. She wasn’t a very good-looking goblin. But sheContinue reading “Goblins and Lipstick”

Wading in the Shallows

Wading in the Shallows (149 Words) “What are you doing?” Marge looked up from taking her shoes off. “Come on,” she said. “It’ll be nice.” Her companion gnawed his lip. “But there isn’t time! There’s the Diamond Citadel—and then we have to go to the Elder’s Council, to warn them—” “I know,” said Marge. “ButContinue reading “Wading in the Shallows”

When the Road Met the Hill

When the Road Met the Hill (423 Words) The field ran so far, but the road would never meet the green hill that shadowed its north horizon. But roads have a particular longing to be all places at once. This one road wanted very much to meet the hill. But no one else wanted toContinue reading “When the Road Met the Hill”