The Choosing of Scoral and Lune (878 words) Scoral was a handsome mer, graceful and strong, his long hair the color of ripe kelp and his scales the same fiery orange-gold. He was chosen by Lune for his fearlessness and wildness. All mer have that wild edge to their personality, but Scoral was known toContinue reading “The Choosing of Scoral and Lune #writephoto”
Little Mouse Goes West (99 words) Once upon a whisker, there was a cowboy who bumped into luck and fell down hard. It was the kind of fall you don’t get up from easily. Mouse, who had followed the cowboy’s dust for miles, didn’t like it at all.
Goblin Child (1286 Words) Jacob watched as Ray climbed through the window. He made it look so easy, like climbing from the second floor was the easiest thing in the world. But Jacob had been practicing. This time he was ready to go. As soon as the goblin disappeared, he slipped out of bed andContinue reading “Goblin Child #writephoto”
Heroes Never Die (628 Words) “Brother?” Thor flinched. He knew that voice too well. He turned restlessly, trying to force it out of his head. But it was there, always there, in his heart. “Thor…” Thor’s elbow hit the TV tray. He cursed, throwing a plastic plate across the room. “Get out!” he shouted. “GoContinue reading “Heroes Never Die”
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 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.
Grandest Ship in the World (151 Words) It wasn’t the grandest ship in the world. There was something almost artificial about its construction, like a Lego toy. But it was Jasper Day’s darling, and the staff and crew knew better than to say a single word of criticism. Near Christmastime, it was hard to keepContinue reading “Grandest Ship in the World”
Evening Mischief (117 Words) “Psst! Come on!” She couldn’t resist. Edna could never resist those dancing black eyes, Miguel’s hand light on her arm. “If my parents miss me,” she said, “we could both be in serious trouble!”