When she first heard the news, the glass she was holding slipped from my fingers and shattered on the tiled surface of the kitchen floor. It might as well have been some kind of metaphor for what she actually felt. Her eyes remained fixed on the television and the news of an explosion in the [...]
Photo courtesy of Paul Howell (Mystery writer Betty Webb‘s husband) Mike was already in a bad mood when he answered the phone to Eric that morning. The pair of them had quite the session the night before and he was very hung over. “What did you want?” “I didn’t know who else to call. I find [...]
Saying you're fine when you're not. I wrote this in response to this week's Saturday six word challenge prompt.
PHOTO PROMPT © Fatima Fakier Deria When Marcus had first pitched his idea to me I thought he was insane. It wasn't the idea of having a bus as a taxi around the area that I didn’t approve of. I mean, there are a lot of groups wandering about lost/drunk/or both. This was Las Vegas. No, [...]
photo by Egor Vikhrev via Unsplash They say, don't go beyond the line. There are no chairs. I say, no trains, no problem. I wrote this in response to the three-line tales challenge.
Everything was still. The sweet silence engulfed me and the relief was unprecedented. It was like everything could make sense to me after what felt like a violent attack. She had never spoken intending to cause harm, but everything seemed to pierce straight through my very soul. All I wanted was for her to understand [...]
Our neighbours andPhoto courtesy of Wendy Van Hove, writer [ Roadside Wonders ] We finished setting up all the stands for gathered around the campfire to welcome everyone old and new. When I looked around, I could only see one new arrival, which was a young girl sitting a small way from the group. Not wanting to seem [...]