This original piece of flash fiction won honorable mention in the Flash! Friday Contest when I first shared it three years ago, (July 2014). I’m proud of the multiple layers of meaning I was able to achieve in such a short piece, and thought I would share it with you all again… Intrepid Captain’s Log: […]Read more "I – “Intrepid”"
Dr. Truett Brady moved slowly down the narrow corridor of the spacecraft, pausing every so often to let his stomach recover from its queasiness. The medics had offered to place him in stasis for the first week or so of the journey, warning that the effects of hyperspace travel could be severe, but Brady […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “Sovereign”"
A dark story tinged with death, a Japanese typhoon, and 160 words to tell a captivating story. What’s not to love about this week’s Flash! Friday Challenge? Typhoon Maid Thursday. CC photo by Shuji Moriwaki. Akane “After rain comes fair weather.” Japanese Proverb The sky was a livid shade of grey, pummeling […]Read more "Flash Friday Fiction – “Akane”"
For this week’s Flash! Friday Challenge, we were given 150 words, the intriguing photo below, and were told to include a marriage proposal… or else! Krak des Chevaliers/Qalat al-Hosn, Syria. CC photo by Jon Martin. A Dangerous Game “Madame, would you do me the great honor…of becoming my wife?” Evelyn’s cheeks had glistened with […]Read more "Flash Friday Fiction – “A Dangerous Game”"
An Open Window Some folks say they can see the past like it was yesterday. Well, it ain’t never been that way for me. My growing up days are just a blur mostly, but there is one day in partick’lar that sticks out like a bleeding thumb… and always will, I reckon. I was about […]Read more "Short Story – “An Open Window”"
The following is a short story I wrote when I was sixteen years old. After yesterday’s post about why faith and fiction are not mutually exclusive, this seemed like a good time to share it. The story was inspired by my relationship with a boy who lived on my street… and yes, after writing this […]Read more "“What Tomorrow Brings” – An Original Short Story"