It's #ShortStorySunday, so I have a short story I wrote just about a year ago to participate in WRiTECLUB. WRiTECLUB is a competition hosted by DL Hammons on his blog. What makes this competition different? You, the reader get to choose who moves forward to the final round. In 8 bouts, 500-word stories are pitted … Continue reading SunCatcher
Mixing it up this week with an appearance for #shortstorysunday. Here's a short piece from my "stash". I hope you enjoy! “Can we talk about this for two seconds?” My voice came out high-pitched and shrill, but for the moment, I didn’t care. Finding a deformed alligator in your bathtub can do that to you. … Continue reading You Brought Home What?
Welcome back to #flashfictionfriday with the longest "flash fiction" piece yet. It didn't come out exactly as I planned, but I hope you enjoy! “Let me tell you something about your grandmother.” Mama pulled Jayson onto her lap. He tried to wipe his running nose without her noticing. Seven was too old to cry over … Continue reading Revolution Whisperer
I'm back for #flashfictionfriday! This piece feels like the beginning of something longer, so I may revisit this again. But I wanted to share since I missed last Friday. Enjoy! The large bushes weren’t really enough cover, but Holly ducked behind them anyway. She didn’t have much choice. The scrub brush in this part of … Continue reading Forest of Secrets
Sliding in with a last minute post for #flashfictionfriday. Today's prompt is a picture (below) and comes from my stash. “What green dragon?” My father looked rather confused at the description from the newspaper clipping I had found tucked under the door. “Are they talking about the teal blue one? There’s nothing harmful about him … Continue reading Save the Dragon
Welcome back to #flashfictionfriday number 3! Today, I will not be sharing the prompt, since the inspiration from Tumblr's @writing-prompt-s is the ending of a story instead of the usual beginning. So without further ado, I present you with this weeks contribution: The dark stone was a canvas, calling to Harriett as she ran her fingers … Continue reading Fall of Water
After a very long hiatus, I am back, sharing random thoughts about my views of reading and books in general. As always, I have several ideas for posts floating in my head, but at least that gives them time to grow and expand from a single thought into a (hopefully) coherent blog post! A while … Continue reading Why YA is Important