100 Word Challenge, Flash Fiction, Our Write Side, Two Word Tuesday

Search party

Hidden among a pine copse on the knoll above Harper’s field, Sabina watched a cluster of small dust devils skip across the lea stirring up chaff as they went. The search parties, Sabina had no doubts that’s what they were, were getting bigger and hunting more frequently. Though she respected their magic, her dilemma was… Continue reading Search party

Flash Fiction, Our Write Side, Two Word Tuesday

Foreshadowing

“Your future self is watching you right now through your memories.” ~ Aubrey de Grey “You see it too, dontcha?” Miriam raced from person to person in the hospital day room, holding up a used lunch napkins by its top two corners. “It’s right there,” she said, shaking the paper square with righteous indignation if… Continue reading Foreshadowing

100 Word Challenge, Flash Fiction, Our Write Side, Two Word Tuesday

Finishing school

It’s that old canard - some fancy girl disappears for several months, no one knows where or isn’t saying, and tongues wag about how the family sent her off to avoid causing them any embarrassment. Gwyneth was such a girl. She simply disappeared one night. Her parents deflected questions or gave noncommittal answers as to her… Continue reading Finishing school

100 Word Challenge, Flash Fiction, Our Write Side, Photography, The Darkroom, Two Word Tuesday

Posted: No diving

I was keen on leaving the city to escape the craziness that my life had become. It wasn’t tourist season, so the beach seemed the perfect place for some much-needed relaxation. First day there, I strolled out on the fishing pier. Massive concrete stanchions carried the boardwalk far enough out into the surf that you… Continue reading Posted: No diving

Flash Fiction, Our Write Side, Out of Context, Two Word Tuesday

Pet monster

“I swear to God, if that iguana gets away there will be hell to pay!” Cassidy did a little sideways dance, pushing Quinn in front of her so he was between her and the large reptile the neighborhood eccentric, Raymond Finley, was walking. The five-foot long lizard was straining against his harness, flicking his tongue… Continue reading Pet monster

Flash Fiction, Our Write Side, Out of Context, Two Word Tuesday

Socked away

The primly dressed young woman stood nervously on my doorstep clutching a notebook. On her crooked arm, she carried a small canvas tote decorated with a stylized graphic of a cat in military garb. Feeling under-dressed in my threadbare flannel PJ pants and throwback concert tee, I let her continue her solicitation spiel uninterrupted. “With… Continue reading Socked away

Flash Fiction, Our Write Side, Photography, The Darkroom, Two Word Tuesday

Clearing skies

It was raining outside. The cold sort of rain that seeps into your bones, and muddles your mind. It wasn’t a warm spring rain that feels like a soft caress, its earthy sweet petrichor lingering on the breeze. This rain was a claw hammer pounding against the house, threatening to shatter windows and doors, and… Continue reading Clearing skies