[FridayFlash] Sleeping Beauty’s Secret

For my first #fridayflash story of 2014, I'm taking part in Chuck Wendig's Fairytales Remixed challenge (subgenre: "grimdark fantasy").  I actually already had this story in mind when his post popped up, so apparently it was fate.  Or at least good motivation to actually get the words out of my brain and into the world. … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Sleeping Beauty’s Secret

[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] 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] The Muse

I was scrolling through some old photos tonight, looking for something completely different, when I stumbled across this photograph I took in London back in 2010. I remember taking it, thinking it was in desperate need of a story. And so it's finally getting one, though I'm skeptical that this isn't the only tale this … Continue reading [FridayFlash] The Muse

[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