Category Archives: fantasy

The Recluse

Photo Prompt courtesy Sue Vincent I ran away to the remotest corner of the earth, it was gorgeous, spectacular, stark For I had a secret to hide, one which was just like me- ancient, terrible, dark But still they came … Continue reading

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The Happiest Day of My Life

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll Father took us to the fair today, and for the first time since Mum died, we felt truly happy. We rode on the Merry-go-round ten times. Father let us ride as much as we … Continue reading

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Second Chances

” Do you see the rainbow?” I asked her. “Of course,” she replied, “It’s bright, vibrant and beautiful.” “And do you see the other rainbow, the one to its right?” I asked. “If I try hard enough, yes,” she replied. … Continue reading

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The Scoop

Jimmy excitedly picked up the newspaper fresh from the press, ink still wet and smudgy. But he didn’t care. He eyes were transfixed on the front page photograph that would save his career. His name had been on the list … Continue reading

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The Cursed Crow

The crow sat on the thin, dry branch, lonely, morose, listless, waiting For the pain to subside, for someone to see him for who he was, without hating Every day he would sit at the same spot, from dawn till … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Photo Copyright: Victor & Sarah Potter I woke up with a start to find myself still in the cave, but surrounded by bright lights, and holding them… giants…lots of giants. Even in my befuddled state, I tried to look for … Continue reading

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How I Saved the World

I was standing quietly at the edge of the forest, holding a ‘borrowed’ glass of stolen scotch in one hand, and a cigarette in the other.  Suddenly, I heard a loud rustling sound. Fearing that it was my Dad, come … Continue reading

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The Last Bastion

The town looked dead, as everyone had gathered in the castle to celebrate our victory. The war between zombies and humans had been going on for decades. The entire planet was under the rule of zombies, except Copper Country, which … Continue reading

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True Love

It had taken him a long time, he had journeyed across three continents over 10 years in his quest, but now, finally, his search had come to an end. He had found her, and he would never let her go. … Continue reading

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The Dragnet

I looked at the flotilla surrounding me with insouciance. They had come from across the globe to capture me, and had taken me by surprise. The mistake was mine, of course. I should not have saved that shipwrecked mariner’s life. … Continue reading

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