Sweltering Anticipation

Writing Challenge: August 1, 2018 Prompt: Write something inspired by the sentence: "It was one of those sweltering nights where anything could happen." Many apartments in the valley don’t have centralized air conditioning. Tenants content themselves with swamp-coolers and window units the best they can in the high days of summer and wait impatiently for … Continue reading Sweltering Anticipation

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

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

Tides

Writing Challenge: April 23, 3018 Prompt: Explain the tides As the Moon rises and the Sun sets, the oceans are pulled by the great love of their divine parents: running from the warm radiance of the Sun, to the comforting glow of the Moon and back to the Sun again. The tragedy of the Sun … Continue reading Tides

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

Where Humans Came From

Writing Challenge: March 8, 2018 Prompt: Write a myth about where humans came from When life was first created on Earth, animals and plants flourished magnificently under the careful guidance of the Earth, the Sun and the Moon. These loving entities doted upon the lives they created- watching ocean creatures swim, avian creatures soar, and … Continue reading Where Humans Came From

Verede and the Maiden

Writing Challenge: February 27, 2018 Prompt: Write a story where the dragon saves the girl from a knight I could see her discomfort from the air. I was on the hunt, debating between mutton and veal mid-flight, when I spotted two humans down below. He was shinning in the sun, blinding as his armor flashed … Continue reading Verede and the Maiden

Why the Grass is Green

Writing Challenge: February 20, 2018 Prompt: Write a myth explaining why the grass is green When Earth was young, and life was still forming everything was brown and blue: everything wet was blue and everything dry was brown. The world was beautiful in its own simple way- but the Sun and Moon felt that something … Continue reading Why the Grass is Green

Sun and Moon Rise and Set

Writing Challenge: February 18, 2018 Prompt: Write a myth that explains why the sun rises and sets. Once there was only the Sun and Moon in the great black sky. In their loneliness, they created the rest of the heavens. Their love of living things was so great that the universe around them flourished and … Continue reading Sun and Moon Rise and Set