A Lonely Bud

I wrote this short story several years back. It is based on the below picture. A heavy spring of thunderclaps and downpour filled and stirred the white foam until it spit out onto the earth. The hungry water summoned me to keep it company. Battered ‘Do not enter’ signs dangled from rusted chains. I climbed [...]

Insomnia

Torn fingernails slash at my head, creating a gossamer bush of a hairstyle. There’s burning near my eyes, cheeks. I lower my trembling hands and curse at the dried blood under my nails. An inhalation of mucus causes me to cough. What has happened to me?  It’s been 30 days since I last slept. My [...]

Stories Based on Song Lyrics Writing Prompt- Part 8

Well, this is the last of our stories. I hope you've been enjoying them thus far. Please don't hesitate to share these stories and/or contact the writers. Sing to the Wind… As he stumbled into the poorly-lit tavern, Lucien spared a moment to reflect on just how badly the last few days had treated him. [...]

Stories Based on Song Lyrics Writing Prompt- Part 7

I hope you all have been enjoying these stories. The participation was surprising. Please feel free to share or comment on any of these stories. The Push I had made him cry. Now he was gone. Just the thought makes me shiver, although it must be in the mid-80s. The barista looks at me like [...]

Stories Based on Song Lyrics Writing Prompt- Part 6

This is a continuation with the prompt to write a short story based on lyrics, no longer than 1500 words. If you watch the video, it offers a better understanding of the story. Ace was just a little over two years old when he first heard John Lennon’ song “Imagine.” He was already recognized as [...]