view from a plane
Dinner Party, Flash Fiction, November15, serial

Frequent flyer

More from the Dinner Party… The hart lingered at the far edge of an expanse of manicured lawn, its head down, front legs spread, shaking its head from side to side in a threat to the two men in the garden to keep their distance. Mr. Stiles walked along the cobblestone path, hands clasped behind… Continue reading Frequent flyer

gargoyles
DPchallenge, Haiku, November15, Photography, Poems, WP Photos

Guard dogs

Marble guardians Fair of face, beauty and grace Villainy beware Gargoyles, familiar creatures perched on the eaves of Gothic architecture, are not the evil demons many believe them to be. They are guardians, mystic guard dogs warding off malevolence and bad spirits. Their stoney countenance all the better to strike fear into the black hearts… Continue reading Guard dogs

old photographs
Dinner Party, Flash Fiction, Light and Shade, November15, serial

Party of five

More from the Dinner Party Mr. Stiles was in the rose garden when his concierge Jasper brought the next guest to petition her wish. Standing when they approached, Stiles held a chair for Lily Cash. “I didn’t see George at breakfast this morning.” Lily was demure and painfully shy. “Mr. Vernon had his wish granted,… Continue reading Party of five

caterpillar
Dinner Party, Flash It Friday, November15, Photography, serial, Studio30 Plus

If wishes were caterpillars

More from the Dinner Party An excited murmur swept through the room. George Vernon remained unmoving at the head of the room, trying to stare down their host, Augustine Stiles. House staff moved among the crowd passing out heavy parchment notecards and Meisterstück pens. Stiles’ concierge, Jasper, stood slightly behind his employer’s chair, an empty… Continue reading If wishes were caterpillars

blue dragonfly
Inspiration Monday, November15, Poems

Dragon herder

Filigree wings of elegant wrought iron Body armor aggrandized with cobalt blue cloisonné A tail forged into a wrathful cudgel Bestride my dragon, I blaze into bloody battle Raining down retribution and righteousness Upon the heads of my foes, beating them into submission Sprites and fae my warriors, Milk thistles and rose thorns my swords… Continue reading Dragon herder

jetty and seagulls
Andrew, Eat Sleep Write, Flash Fiction, November15, Photography, serial

Wayward gulls

More of Andrew's story... A handful of breadcrumbs cast in the air brought a screech of gulls swooping down on the jetty. The birds always congregated on the narrow finger of shells and sand that jutted out into the bay feasting on mussels and tiny hermit crabs, and scraps from tourists and fishermen. Nori zipped… Continue reading Wayward gulls