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”
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”
Christmas Day The moon is shining in the sky The stars are twinkling down The frost is glistening on the grass And on the rooftops ’round And I am sitting in my bed And thinking of the way One night turned all nights upside down And made this Christmas Day.
The Right Gift (119 Words) No, not flowers. He liked flowers, but it didn’t seem right. She sat, looking down at the quiet ground that was so unlike him. Davy had never been quiet. He had never stood still. Even in sleep, he was always tossing and stealing the blankets for himself. Peg’s mouth crookedContinue reading “The Right Gift #writephoto”
Reflection (74 Words) O looking back the way I came, I found my future much the same; The dreams short-lived, the shadows tall, Still one true Light above it all.
The Waking (1019 Words) He woke through stillness and cold. That waking was precarious, and came and went, like a lazy tide. But at last, consciousness impressed itself on him. He opened his eyes to the world again. Eddie breathed deep. The heavy motion almost made him cry out. His hand went instinctively to theContinue reading “The Waking”
Amorphous Summer’s lease is short But if he had compared her To a cloud we’d know It was true for clouds Somehow are never The same but always Changing under Under the eye And yet They are always Just the same As a Song.
Selkie Mom (99 Words) Annie always wondered why great-grandmother never insisted on the truth. She wondered why the old woman allowed the legend to persist, when the twists to the story were often so lurid. Then one day as she sat listening to her husband talk to their little daughter, she realized.
True Life (46 Words) Pictures on the wall my stand Day and month and year No picture ever yet can catch The memories we hold dear
Fire Arrows (331 Words) “Why didn’t you tell me?” Sir Pedder raised his head. “Tell you?” he questioned, slowly. “Tell me that you knew my father.” The knight held the young woman’s gaze steadily. “I did not know him well,” he said. “But I remember him. He was a brave man. It was a lossContinue reading “Fire Arrows #writephoto”