Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Fall

Ralph stared unblinkingly at the T-shirt on the wall, along with photos of him and his brother, Waldo. Photo prompt courtesy Susan Spaulding Both of them had been big fans of Maradona, but Waldo’s love for the great footballer bordered … Continue reading

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Resilience

Charli fell on her knees with her head held in her hands and let out a loud, piercing wail. The fence was broken, and so were all her dreams, hopes, and aspirations. All the horses bolted….not a single one left. … Continue reading

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If Wishes Were Ribbons…

We stared at the Wishing Tree with wonder. Photo prompt courtesy Sue Vincent So majestic, so magical. I could SEE what great things could be done through its powers. “Cut it down,” I told my foreman, “we’ll use these ribbons … Continue reading

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The Serial Killer

Dr. Dang’s face was white, but expressionless, as he started his confession. Photo prompt courtesy Liz Young “I saw my neighbors having fun at their poolside party, the kids playing with a new doll, the adults drinking away as if … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather

I looked at the three of them with a mixture of admiration, confusion, and trepidation. Photo prompt courtesy Wildverbs The first one was a hunter par excellence. He could espy food from afar, and hunt it down for me before … Continue reading

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A Night to Remember

Jake and Nick saw the music hall, and suddenly, there was a spring in their steps and a shine in their eyes. After all, this was the hallowed ground which had changed their fortunes last night. Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding … Continue reading

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The Doting Grandma

Sitting alone in her ramshackle cottage, the old lady grumbled as she sewed torn buttons back onto a shirt. “Boys these days,” she mumbled in frustration, “they fight like raccoons, and it is we who have to suffer.” Her rickety … Continue reading

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The Slave

The scorching desert sun was sucking the life out of me, and the heavy chains were dragging me down. Photo by analogicus at pixabay.com I trudged stolidly on the hot sand, stumbling, almost falling again and again. But I had … Continue reading

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How My Dad Met My Mother

Every 4th of July, Mom loves telling us the story of the day she first met Dad. Mom had gone to see the carnival when she heard a wolf-whistle. She quickly turned around angrily, only to find a huge man … Continue reading

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Date Night

There was a spring in their steps as they sauntered towards the exit of the garden. They were feeling heady, like two teenagers making out surreptitiously in the living room when the parents can come in any time and catch … Continue reading

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