Teresa’s Challenge

Name: Lucy Setting: Train Object: Key Emotion: Anxious Lucy Michaels was 11-years-old the first time she rode on a train. Over the years, as she grew older, she would remember a confusing combination of feelings as she was led to her seat, which was right beside the social worker whom she had met only two … Continue reading Teresa’s Challenge

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

Challenge Me… Again

Something I used to love doing on my old blog and even on this one in the early years was to make an attempt at writing some fiction. Back in the day, I followed a blog called Sunday Scribblings that would post a one word prompt encouraging other bloggers to write a post based on that … Continue reading Challenge Me… Again

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