Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Deadly Chicken

Decided to take on the 100 Word Challenge #100. The challenge is to begin each line with the letter “C”. You can check out past 100 word challenge prompts here. # Camilla wrinkled her nose at the nearby birds offending … Continue reading

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Parental Duties

She hated sneaking around in the dark. She could barely hear the children’s breathing over the pounding in her ears. Each creak of the floorboard caused her heart to skip a beat. Her hand reached towards a sleeping child’s head, … Continue reading

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A Debt Repaid

Dad stayed with me when Mom left. I don’t know if he stayed because he wanted to or because he had to. Regardless, he made sure I had food, clothes, and a roof over my head. He even let me … Continue reading

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We Will Return to DBBT After this Shameless Plug for Submissions…

Originally posted on Dive Bar Blues Tales:
Calling all writers and artists of the edgy/morbid/dark/different persuasion! Serrated Roses is a brand new, old school print zine that will debut this Fall.  We need your best stories, essays, poems, black and white…

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Imagination

In her world there were beautiful princesses with flowing hair and puffy gowns. There were handsome princes with dazzling smiles, and brave knights who would take her on adventures. In her world there was only good, no evil. But not … Continue reading

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Games

“Let’s play a game,” the little girl said. The little boy nodded. “Tag!” She giggled before sprinting into the woods. He disappeared between the trees. “It’s sweet to see a brother play with his sister,” a neighbor said, observing the … Continue reading

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Mother

I see a sea of people rushing here and there. I see children run into the arms of their mothers. Although their hands wrap tightly around her neck, their faces are relaxed, enjoying the euphoric embrace of safety. Mother makes … Continue reading

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Homeless

There was another one sitting on the corner. Perhaps he wouldn’t see her. She stopped at the light. “Spare some change?” He held out a cup as dirty as the man beneath the rags. “Sorry.” Her eyes stared straight ahead, … Continue reading

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Fourth of July

Just posting a quick note to wish everyone a happy Independence Day, or a happy “Huzzah! We aren’t British” day! And if you are British, well, then happy Thursday to you. I considered posting a short story, but I think … Continue reading

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The Mollusk and the Crustacean

An oyster bounced a beautiful pearl on her tongue. A nearby crab, disturbed by the sun glinting off the jewel, stormed over to investigate. “Give me that!” The crab reached for the pearl. The oyster clamped her mouth shut. “Hey! … Continue reading

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