“At Heaven’s Gate,” #FlashFiction

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction prompt for December 10, 2020: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about something a character never dreamed would happen. The situation can be fortuitous, funny, or disappointing. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by December 15, 2020. Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay December 14th began like … Continue reading “At Heaven’s Gate,” #FlashFiction

Busted – A Short Story

By now, Colleen has hopefully shaken off the long road trip, had time to stretch her legs, and started to put things in order. It's an exciting time, starting a new adventure. It's safe to say we're all eager to learn about this new chapter and hear all the stories when she returns to the helm. In … Continue reading Busted – A Short Story

Breathing life into your characters

I’ve been thinking a lot about role models and how they influence a writer’s work; the ways this translates to our readers. There’s a reason writers become invested in their characters, why they often refer to them as real; a living, breathing part of the world as they know it. They have a history, complex … Continue reading Breathing life into your characters

Consumed: A Short Story

Happy Halloween, everyone. I convinced Colleen to let me post a spooky story today, and hope you all enjoy it. Whatever you're doing; spending time with friends, attending a party, travelling across the country (we're thinking of you, Colleen), working, relaxing - have a great day and stay safe. Matthew I pressed my hand over Cindy’s mouth … Continue reading Consumed: A Short Story

The Elf Killer – Part III: The Witch of Timmoral Forest

Check out Melissa Barker Simpson's blog to learn more about the challenge. I chose Option 1: Sentence Starter – The first time I died, I was nineteen years old and resigned to my fate; the second time was a different story. I am continuing the story of the Elf Killer, using the prompts from Mel's … Continue reading The Elf Killer – Part III: The Witch of Timmoral Forest

The Horse Hole–A Halloween Tale

  The sun slowly slipped behind the trees leaving a warm glow to the field. Night birds scattered in the branches of the trees while insects droned on in monotony. The air felt cooler now. Ground fog swirled around the grasses casting eerie shadows on the ground. The evening gloom was rapidly approaching. I shivered … Continue reading The Horse Hole–A Halloween Tale