The New Key

Writing Challenge: September 25, 2018 Prompt Inspiration: One day you notice a new key on your key chain   There are many keys on my key chain. Keys to my car, my apartment, and my mailbox. My sister’s spare key, my grandparents’, and the storage unit. There are keys I never use, and one or … Continue reading The New Key

Volcanic Sacrifice

Writing Challenge: July 16, 2018 Prompt: You were thrown into a volcano as a virgin sacrifice. They never expected you to climb back out again.   It was supposed to be an honor to my family- an acknowledgement of my value. I didn’t volunteer. I wasn’t asked. The village elders assumed I would be willing. … Continue reading Volcanic Sacrifice

Housemate

Writing Challenge: July 6, 2018 Prompt: Your cat keeps darting across the room like it's chasing something. One day you finally see it. It’s just something cats do- randomly darting across the room and attacking air. I always thought it was their way of getting rid of excess energy. Then, I saw it. I’ve always … Continue reading Housemate

Guardian Angel: When your guardian angel thinks your an idiot

Writing Challenge: June 30, 2018 Prompt: Your guardian angel hates you, but they still have to do their job, technically. *Warning- strong language*   God dammit! This idiot never learns! I ain’t going to help him this time. I’m not. I’m not doing it- I’m--- fuck. He’s not going to make it- I gotta save … Continue reading Guardian Angel: When your guardian angel thinks your an idiot

Beautiful But…

Writing Challenge: June 28, 2018 Prompt: Write a short story that begins with "It's beautiful, but..." “It’s beautiful but isn’t it a bit cliché?”  I held the bouquet of roses half-heartedly to my nose. “I know, but this is what boyfriends are supposed to do right? Buy flowers and take you out to nice dinners … Continue reading Beautiful But…

Troll Bridge

Writing Challenge: June 22, 2018 Prompt: Everyone knows that trolls grow in size to fit their bridges. The troll under the Golden Gate Bridge just woke up. It is a commonly known fact that trolls grow in size to match their bridges the same way hermit crabs always find the perfect-sized shell. How the trolls … Continue reading Troll Bridge

Freedom

Writing Challenge: April 2, 2018 Prompt: Write about someone learning what freedom means to them. Choice. I had never had one before. Ever since I can remember I was told what I would do and when. NO one asked me what I wanted. No one asked me what I thought. They always told me that … Continue reading Freedom

Siren of the Lake

Writing Challenge: February 12, 2018 Prompt: Write something inspired by a dream Siren of the Lake part 1: When her father refused the match, she and her lover planned to run away. She was rich and he was poor- but she loved him so much. She took the bridal clothes she and her mother had … Continue reading Siren of the Lake

Emu-sing

I distinctly remember emus. I remember their big black eyes and long legs. I remember their bad tempers, loud voices, and how they would charge and break at us through the fence. I remember the emus, but no one in the family ever talked about them. That’s not something you don’t talk about. I mean, … Continue reading Emu-sing

Imaginary

Writing Challenge: Jan 14, 2018 Prompt: You're a kid's imaginary friend. As they grow up, you are fading away.   One day I flickered. I was a light that had been left on for too long. My whole being stuttered for a moment, but then I was fine, as if nothing happened. Days later, I … Continue reading Imaginary