Southwesterly (156 Words) There was no doubt the wind was right. It was a strong southwesterly. Even so, Marina’s hand clenched on the tiller. “You’re crazy!” she said. “There’s no way we can do this!”
Little Light The lights were beautiful. Every year the clan gathered to see them, the mysterious glowing orbs that some said were the souls of the departed communing with them like angels. Grayse found Peepa at the top of their favorite tree. She panted as she climbed, scolding the little bird under her breath.
Of Dogs and Gremlins (178 Words) It was a strange kind of castle to be hiding a princess in. It didn’t look very big. The general shape was square and solid, with four windows, a window on each wall, set very high on the ramparts. “Are you sure we’re at the right castle?” asked Mr.Continue reading “Dog Alarm”
Elyse (502 Words) “Dear heart, why do you hide yourself?” He cradled her gloved hand in both his own, his sharp face earnest. The wrappings beside him stirred in sudden discomfort, and the hand he held strained momentarily to free itself. “I don’t know,” said Elyse. “Sweet one, tell me. Or better still, let meContinue reading “Elyse”
The Odd (139 Words) “I face odds well enough,” she said, “when they’re easy.” “Ah,” said he. “And am I easy?” “Are you odd?” They glared at each other. It was a humored glare, the irritation and resistance mixed with a joining humor.
I Knew a Winter (130 Words) I knew a winter in his spring. Fair as freshly fallen snow Quiet as contented woe Stood apart with frozen face Welcomed to himself, disgrace.
Flight of the Birds (99 Words) “Some say that cranes are the spirits of the dead,” said Allie. “When you see one, it could be the spirit of a loved one watching over you.” “That’s silly.”
Time Stopper (164 Words) She made it. She reached the top of the stairs with seconds to spare. But when she reached the tower, it was empty. Anna ran back to the stairs and looked out the window. The Time Stopper was coming. “Anna?”
Mad Dogs and Space Fights (753 Words) Apparently Jack Colton didn’t believe in formalities or protocol. With a slam and a crash, he was in her office, a very flustered and indignant secretary stumbling and flailing after him like a bird caught in the path of a hurricane. The young lieutenant had never looked soContinue reading “Mad Dogs and Space Fights”
The Patron (275 Words) There was an artist who was known to paint one picture. Always it was the same, the same distant gray-green mountains and the dark, hilly plateau where the city had once stood. With only that one image to offer, people lost interest in the man’s art and his house would haveContinue reading “The Patron”