He heard her crying…

The Daily Prompt: 20 March 2017 He could hear her crying through the bathroom door. The seething resentment burst into a full-bodied rage. The sounds of her mewling burrowed under his skin and enflamed every nerve ending. “Shut up!” he screamed through the door. He hobbled through the house searching for something, anything to make […]

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Flash Fiction: The Watcher

  February 16, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a watcher. I watch. I wait. I report. I never intervene. Day or night, I watch. I watched her laugh with the barisita as she picked up her coffee. I watched her walk down the sidewalk, her bright […]

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Finish off Fridays #8: The Summons

I had never been summoned to Number 208 before; I nervously adjusted my coat and hat. With a sidelong glance I took in the menagerie at the door. Better women than I had left this place scarred, mere shadows of their former selves. The churning in my stomach stepped up a notch. I’d been suffering […]

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Friday Fictioneers: Topsy-turvy

Friday Fictioneers happens every Wednesday, but Wednesday Fictioneers doesn’t sound right. You have 100 words and a photo prompt. I’ve been taking a break and now I’m not.  

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Friday Fictioneers: Marbles

It’s Friday Fictioneers and this week it’s not fiction, it’s fact. I did this. I had these conversations. When venting to my mother about the situation she laughed and told me that it must be genetic, because I had done the same thing with buttons. Need I say more? No, I didn’t think so. Click […]

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The Daily Post: Living Art

I heard the engines first. A delicious deep growl that sent shivers of excitement down my spine. I’m not sure what I expected. I sure as hell did not expect to find a rocket ship in my living room. Not just any rocket ship. My rocket ship! It was totally awesome! And by that I […]

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Friday Fictioneers: U2

I know you’re there. I can feel you looking at me. What? I didn’t say anything. You didn’t need to. I’m just interested. You’re hovering like a demented dragonfly. Am not. Are too. Just go. I know you’re still there. How? I can hear you huffing and puffing like a fairytale wolf. I don’t huff. […]

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Daggerville – Witness

The shadows cloaked him in silence. He drew them close and lost himself in their cool folds. No one saw Boy. No one ever did. But Boy saw. He saw everything. He saw, but he never spoke. The village feared him. They would not harm one touched by the sight of the ancestors, but his […]

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