[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 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] 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

[short fiction] The Cupbearer (Plus a Quick Update & a Spooky Image)

It's amazing what can happen in the span of six weeks. In the past three days alone, I've seen family I hadn't seen in years, watched my sister get married, survived two hours in 4-inch heels, shouted an f-bomb at some poor person on the other end of an accidental dial, mourned the murder of … Continue reading [short fiction] The Cupbearer (Plus a Quick Update & a Spooky Image)

[short fiction] Hobo

He knew they meant well, but he was beyond caring.  They looked so disappointed when he refused their good deed, but he never had any trouble finding his own food.  All he wanted was a goddamn pack of cigarettes.  He watched them walk away with the sandwiches and bottled water they’d offered him, heads turned … Continue reading [short fiction] Hobo

[short fiction] Notice

Updates, end of year reviews and top 10 lists soon. Until then, here's a little holiday drabble. Hope you enjoy. NOTICE Winter wonderlands. White Christmases. Sleigh rides, hot chocolate. Snow ball fights and snow angels. Cozying up by the fire. That’s me, you know. Not the fat man in red. Not his eight or nine … Continue reading [short fiction] Notice