Poet Tree

I wrote this short story in rhyming poetry form several years ago. It isn't in any traditional poetry form, and it's based on the picture. Poet Tree In a field of Forget-Me-Nots, planted by hands from a woman of Scots. Delicate and nurturing—a gentle soul, whose only fault was marrying an old troll. For when [...]

Haunting Halloween Reads

When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween It’s the month of ghosts and ghouls and ghastly fun. Are you looking for a frightful scare? This 31 Days of October Volume III anthology consists of short stories written by members of the Goodreads Writers 750 Group, [...]

Brewha or Brouhaha

This is a story I wrote for one of my Goodreads groups, which has monthly writing contests. I participate once in awhile for fun and to keep up on my writing. The poster provides prompts or words, and the writer comes up with a story in any genre, except erotica, between 750 to 1000 words. [...]

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 [...]