[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] 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

[#FridayFlash] Hansel & Gretel, On Second Thought

For the record, I did actually write this last Thursday during a layover on my way to Austin. Alas, I had zero time to get it posted last week, so it gets this week's slot — the last #FridayFlash before NaNoWriMo! Crazy stuff! If you're in the mood for more Halloween/Horror-themed stories, check out my … Continue reading [#FridayFlash] Hansel & Gretel, On Second Thought

[FridayFlash] Pumpkins, Cornstalks, and Mums for Sale

It's been a long time since I regularly participated in #FridayFlash, but we've got just three Fridays left 'til NaNoWriMo, so it seems like a good time to jump back in and warm up my fingers for prose. If you're new to #FridayFlash, the goal is to write a story of less than 1,000 words … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Pumpkins, Cornstalks, and Mums for Sale

[FridayFlash] Jack and Jill

There are a number of fascinating Halloween legends out there, and I knew I wanted to write a story about this one.  I found the opportunity when, a couple of weeks ago, my sister, inspired by Tim Burton's sketches from Sweeney Todd, sketched a spooky image of her own.  I loved it immediately, and I … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Jack and Jill