Ashley’s Challenge

Name: Jess Setting: Waterfall in the forest Object: A spoon Emotion: Fear He was having a hard time catching his breath. But that's because he was finding zero opportunities to stop or even slow down. What was supposed to be a simple hiking trip that led into a simple camping trip had become a slightly … Continue reading Ashley’s Challenge

Wandering Cranes’ Challenge

Character: Lydia Setting: Parking garage Object: Rose Emotion: Hope Tonight was supposed to be date night. So, of course Lydia's boss had asked her to work late. She was frustrated. She was annoyed. And she was in the office alone. In reality, Lydia couldn't understand why she, and all her coworkers for that matter, weren't … Continue reading Wandering Cranes’ Challenge

Rosie’s Challenge

Character: Casey Setting: An abandoned middle school Object: A dog named Ralph! Emotion: Panic As a town, Westside was dead or, at the very least, dying. As she was led down her old neighborhood street by her mother's dog, Casey couldn't help but look around and take note of how many homes were empty with … Continue reading Rosie’s Challenge

End of the Road

It was a hot day in the summer of 1997 when the old Chevette had finally given all she could possibly give. Carlton had managed to pull the car to the shoulder just before the engine sputtered to a stop. He gripped the well-worn steering wheel and dropped his head down. He knew. The Chevette … Continue reading End of the Road

Touch

The loud bang woke Alex from a very sound sleep. What was that? he thought to himself. His eyes were wide and his vision blurry as he attempted to adjust to the darkness that filled his bedroom. Soon the dim moonlight that filtered in through a crack in his curtains was enough to allow Alex … Continue reading Touch

First Verse

Welcome to Friday Fiction! This is the part of the blog where I post something that is, hopefully, just made up enough to be considered fiction. It’s a chance to flex those creative muscles a bit by finding a quick writing prompt and running with it. This week’s prompt: “If your love life were a … Continue reading First Verse

Top 5 on the Bucket List

Welcome to Friday Fiction! This is the part of the blog where I post something that is, hopefully, just made up enough to be considered fiction. It's a chance to flex those creative muscles a bit by finding a quick writing prompt and running with it. This week's prompt: "Name the top five things on … Continue reading Top 5 on the Bucket List