Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Changeling

On a breezy summer evening, deep in the shadows of the night, a graceful silhouette slipped through the open window of a humble cottage.  His pointed ears stuck out beneath a wild head of hair. A bundle of tightly wrapped … Continue reading

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Swan Dive

Sitting upon his throne in Mount Olympus, the mighty Zeus was struck by an overwhelming desire.  For down on Earth, an enchanting woman caught his attention.  She sauntered through the bright greens of a well-kept garden.  The shadows of swaying … Continue reading

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50 Word Stories: Moles

“Melanoma runs in my family,” she told him, as they walked out of the hospital. “The doctor stressed the importance of checking for moles.” She scratched at the brown dots on her arm. “That’s sound advice,” he nodded. “those buggers … Continue reading

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Six Minute Story: Let Sleeping Kids Lie

Another six minute story.  Prompt: “Wait, so he hit you?” “Wait, so he hit you?” “Yeah,” I replied, rubbing my jaw, “the kid’s got quite the hook for a teenager.” Stars still flashed before my eyes and the throbbing in … Continue reading

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Prompt: I shot my butler.

“I shot my butler,”  Mrs.  Smythe-Wilcox sat on the edge of her seat.  Her back was rigid and her ankles crossed.  Her gloved hands rested on her lap. “But I didn’t expect him to get hurt.” “Uh-huh,” I answered skeptically, … Continue reading

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Wishful Thinking (working title)

Not a six minute story because I was interrupted in the middle of writing it, but I used their prompt: “She’d always come running when I called.” She’d always come running when I called. “Mom!” Her footsteps echoed down the … Continue reading

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Six Minute Stories: Unappreciated Exposure

I decided to try a prompt over at Six Minute Story (http://sixminutestory.com/) and I actually had a lot of fun.  I don’t usually work well under pressure, hence the super short flash, but it’s a nice way to get the … Continue reading

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Bringing Home the Bacon

“Do you know this man, Mr. Swinelin?”  I pushed an enlarged photograph across the table.  The dim light cast an eerie glow on Swinelin’s unshaven face. “Yes.”  He answered immediately. “Sir, please look at the photograph.” He pointedly glanced down … Continue reading

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Thoughtless Thoughts

Martin and Buddy were situated in the living room.  Martin lounged on the couch, his feet propped up, while Buddy sat tall at his feels.  His eyes focused on the outside world. Martin stared unseeingly at the open newspaper in … Continue reading

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The Mouse

In the kitchen, an unsuspecting mouse nibbled on a forgotten crumb.  Small paws brushed its whiskers and pink nose.  Its long tail trailed behind, beckoning me.  I hid around the corner, my head poking out to observe the squeaky animal.  … Continue reading

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