The Umbrella

The Umbrella (175 Words) She had carried the umbrella since she was a girl. Sunshine and rain, there was the umbrella in her hand like a gentleman’s cane. And walking in a moonlight garden with her sister, there was the umbrella spread as always. Angie hadn’t seen her sister in ten years. Both of themContinue reading “The Umbrella”

Nice Human

There was a sudden thump. A human silhouette was plastered against the steaming shower door. Snoggle raised his head wearily, letting his fingers splay on the tile floor. The water ran little rivers down his angular back. “I told you,” he said. “You can’t scare me.” There was an audible sigh. The silhouette slumped. “It’sContinue reading “Nice Human”

Dragon Town

Dragon Town (348 Words) For more than fifty years, every morning at eight o’ clock, Erin O’Lay had taken the dinghy around to see the dragon’s head. For much more time than that the dragon had floated on the great deep of a blue ocean. The sun had not set for some time, and whileContinue reading “Dragon Town”

The Remedy

The Remedy (99 Words) He hadn’t wanted her to see. It was inevitable that she should. In his mind he had pictured her reaction, imagining a thousand teasing quips—“I always said you were the handsome one”—but when she came in his humor failed. He saw her shock and it brought the walls down around him.