Rose

A color that can’t be seen through tinted lenses— not really anyway, it’s a color that must be felt through the heart a color that burns...

The Fire

It comes, sometimes without warning, it blows up in your life with its warm flare and can frighten you. It will burn away the old that no...

Cattitude

Cattitude When I found you on Halloween, your scrawny two-and-a-half-pound body covered in thin black fur and one yellow eye blinded by...

Short Story Part 10

We walked alongside the river together. Close, but not holding hands like we did the day before when we escaped the creature’s cave. I...

Short Story Part 9

Not a word was said through breakfast. It seemed we needed to digest both our food and everything that transpired between us and Cyrus. I...

Short Story Part 8

Dawn drifted into the canyon bringing a gentle light to my closed eyes. I blinked before stretching out along the length of my bedroll....

Short Story Part 7

I debated lying back and resting my head on my hands, but Nimbus had other ideas. “We’ve still a few hours of daylight and this canyon...

Short Story Part 6

The catfish from hell didn’t give up yet. Claws lashed out at the wall just to my side and pebbles from the fresh gouges fell onto my...

Short Story Part 5

The wind howled at the mouth of the chasm and we both paused, considering our options. “It seems the wizard has magicked every approach...

Short Story Part 4

This prompt asked the writer to create an eerie feeling with their setting. Something I still need to work on. We sat in comforting...

Short Story Part 3

This prompt asks the writer to shuffle their playlist and then write the first 30 song titles that come up. The writer must then use...

Short Story Part 2

In this prompt we are given a random room assignment, a random material, and a random organic object in a state of decay. This is how I...

Short Story part 1

I challenge myself by writing the same prompts that I give my Creative Writing students. We've been working through prose prompts in an...

Overlooked

Overlooked A litter of five puppies at the shelter causes excitement and people stand in line hoping to feel sweet puppy kisses on their...

The Weatherman

His enthusiasm for his job leaps through the screen as he smiles and talks about the newest snowstorm that’s going to wreck your morning...

Rooted

Rooted firmly to the ground like a massive tree with your arms spread out wide to receive the sky - to receive what the world offers but...

Thick Skulls

Woodpeckers thump against the tree boring holes to find their food. Their incessant tap, tap, tapping echoes across the whole expanse....

Forged in Fire

A sword becomes strong as it’s tempered, fire, cold water, hammer, fire, cold water, hammer. Life brings us fire, the warmth of laughter,...

Is Santa a form of Odin? Yes and No

We cannot overlook the other known influence of Santa, Saint Nicholas. Especially since yours truly was born on Saint Nicholas Day, but...

Weary

Life is beautiful. The experiences, The people Walking under the green leaves of trees; The sunlight making them shine like emeralds....