[FridayFlash] Early Retirement

EARLY RETIREMENT He wasn't scheduled for retirement until the end of the universe, but he was just so damn tired. The world was very different than when he'd started.  Expectations had grown and grown and grown until he could no longer keep up with the demand placed upon him by his customers. When he first … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Early Retirement

[FridayFlash] Santa Doesn’t Sweat

SANTA DOESN'T SWEAT The manager sighed as he watched the bead of sweat drip off the old man’s nose. “Let’s get some air on him,” he hollered at the woman dressed as an elf. She scurried over to the fan and pointed it at the bearded man in the red suit.  Santa doesn’t sweat.  He … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Santa Doesn’t Sweat

[FridayFlash] Jack Frost’s Greatest Achievement

JACK FROST'S GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT People only think of wintry weather when they hear my name, but year by year, I’ve been expanding my reach. I first had the thought back in the 1950s, but it took a decade or so to wrap my icy tendrils around the first few black hearts. The first Black Friday was … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Jack Frost’s Greatest Achievement

On NaNoWriMo, Birthdays and Thankfulness

Every 5 to 11 years, Thanksgiving falls on my birthday.  It's been a long stretch this time around, and I haven't celebrated a Thanksgiving birthday since 2002, when I was 19 turning 20.  So, in the past 11 years, my life has changed drastically, and so, so much for the better.  Since then, I've gotten … Continue reading On NaNoWriMo, Birthdays and Thankfulness

[FridayFlash] Guardian

Here's a bit of #FridayFlash one day early for Halloween. To those of you partaking in the grand adventure that is NaNoWriMo, best of luck & see you on the other side! GUARDIAN The cat had wandered into her yard again. She had tried everything -- coffee grounds, citrus peels, cayenne pepper, even moth balls. … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Guardian

[FridayFlash] A Familiar Gift

Figured I'd better start gearing up for NaNoWriMo, so here's a short (and quickly written) dose of Halloween fiction. Please enjoy, & don't forget to visit the rest of the #fridayflash community! A FAMILIAR GIFT When the man arrived at my doorstep, I barely glanced at him. “Can I help you?” I asked.  I wanted … Continue reading [FridayFlash] A Familiar Gift

[FridayFlash] Happy New Year

One of my goals this year (again) is to write at least 12 short stories, so I'm starting the year off right with the one below.  Can't wait to see what the rest of the #FridayFlash community comes up with for Week 1 of 2013! HAPPY NEW YEAR The old man stroked his long beard.  … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Happy New Year

[FridayFlash] The Death of Santa

Now that NaNoWriMo is over and done with, I'm back at #FridayFlash! Be sure to check out the other short stories -- great for a slow Friday at work or over a quick lunch break.  I'd love to hear your comments re: my story below!  Thanks for stopping by! THE DEATH OF SANTA Santa was … Continue reading [FridayFlash] The Death of Santa

[FridayFlash] Life is Short, Have a Cupcake

Posting my #FridayFlash entry for the week a few days early in honor of Halloween. Appreciate any feedback or comments.  Happy Halloween, everyone! LIFE IS SHORT, HAVE A CUPCAKE It was 2 o’clock in the afternoon, and the daily blahs had hit.  My eyes protested against the flickering screen and glare of the afternoon sun … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Life is Short, Have a Cupcake