Category Archives: Children

Good Morning Henry!

Photo prompt courtesy Sue Vincent “Henry, you’re still not up?” Mom cried out. Henry lazily opened his left eye half-way through, and then shut it again. Mom and morning could wait, sleep couldn’t. But Mom was made of sterner stuff, … Continue reading

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The Apex Predator

Photo prompt courtesy Dale Rogerson From his position in the Ferris Wheel, Peter could just see her golden hair. It was a good thing that his target was also wearing a red dress, locating her from that height would have … Continue reading

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The Protector

Photo prompt courtesy Lakshmi Bhat I stood glaring intensely at Teddy, willing him to follow me to the other end of the garden, but he just refused to budge. I fumed with anger and frustration. Why couldn’t kids understand anything? … Continue reading

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When the Cat is Away

Before I start today’s story, a brief note of apology for having disappeared without notice. Thankfully, it was for the best reason possible, a wedding in my immediate family. I reached back late last night, filled with excitement, and billions … Continue reading

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Separation Day

It’s Valentine’s Day today, the day that broke our heart The day we lost each other, the day we were torn apart All our lives, we were joined together as one We lazed around, chilled, and had oodles of unadulterated … Continue reading

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Reflected Glory

“Do you see this certificate?” I asked. “Of course,” pat came the reply, “I can see everything.” I was positively gloating as I posed my follow-up question, “Can you read the sign at the end?” There was just a hint … Continue reading

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The Sword in the Wall

Photo prompt courtesy Sue Vincent He looked around carefully to see that he was alone. Then cast a few spells to check again. In their world, walls didn’t just have ears, but eyes too. Satisfied that he was well-cloaked from … Continue reading

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