Short Story: Christmas Spirits Rising


Emma moaned as she rolled over and pressed herself against her husband’s chest. It’s Christmas Eve and for the first time since moving into their new apartment, she and her husband finally got to sleep in together. They are both ER surgeons and neither of them is ever home at the same time. Neither of…

Into the Unknown


I have never run so fast before, dashing through the streets at a pace I can never dream it’s possible. One, two, three cars drive by and none ask if I want a ride. How rude. There’s nothing more I want at the moment than to stop running. Behind me, I can feel my pursuer…

The Museum of New Ages


Today’s prompt asks: A hundred years from now, a major museum is running an exhibition on life and culture as it was during our current historical period. You’re asked to write an introduction for the show’s brochure. What will it say?

Finding her Way Back Home


Is it me or is the sky getting darker? Rachel wondered as she trekked deeper and deeper into the woods trying to find her way back to the cabin her family had rented.  She realized now she shouldn’t had gotten angry and walked out without map, food, and water. That was a stupid move, she chided at…

The Daring Rescue


Yesterday, I wrote about how if my home burned down (probably due to some electrical malfunction, not my fault) and I had to gather five of my precious items. I said, I would get one of those big rollie thingys and frantically throw my stuff in there at the last second as the flame was…

Mr. Pig Meets Turtle


“Hello Turtle, what cha doin’?!” Fifer Pig asked curiously. Turtle stopped in his tracks and glanced up at Fifer. “Oh, just building myself a new home.” Fifer scratched his head. Around Turtle’s legs was a rope and behind Turtle was small piece of wood. It would take forever, wouldn’t it? “Hey, how ’bout my brothers…

Slow Down and Be Careful


Everyone thinks it was because of the snow and the weather that accidents happen but what they don’t understand is that accidents happen only when a person’s being careless and reckless. That day started out so great, I woke up to the sun streaming in from my bedroom window. I peeked out at the sky, clear and…

Trapped Under the Snow


Okay, if I ever go skiing, I would probably have checked the avalanche danger report before I leave the house. Also I probably would not go up that giant mountain. I guess I just don’t have guts. Besides, I get really panicky under situations like that or any type of situation even misplacing a pencil.…

Short Story: Decade Long Paranoia


At 11:11, his nightmares finally ended. At 7:43 am on a chilly and cloudy Wednesday morning, as usual, Nick Paxton sat on the bus bench waiting for the bus. He glanced left and then right every few seconds while his fidgety fingers fiddled with the papers in his briefcase. He brought his watch to his…

The Darkest Month


In that single moment, my life changed forever. How could you do this to me? To yourself? You promised to take care of yourself while I was gone. Now, five days after Christmas and here I am, standing in the cold with a bunch of people I have never met while you just lay there…