Goner

No. 9/100 100-word short stories for my 100 follower celebration! Happy Memorial Day! I knew what the mechanic would say before the words were out of her mouth. The slightly apologetic tilt of the eyebrows, the reservation in the eyes, the uncomfortable shifting of the arms… I’d seen it all too many times.  “I’m sorry, she’s … Continue reading Goner

Lost

No. 8/100 100-word short stories for my 100 follower celebration! It sat there, crumpled and tattered, all that was left of Sean’s childhood.  The sight of the plush dinosaur, once vibrant blue but now faded with time, made Sean’s senses experience history anew: the smell of fresh cinnamon rolls in the morning, the sunset over the … Continue reading Lost

Return

No. 7/100 100-word short stories for my 100 follower celebration! Barren.  The wasteland before Hassanah was devoid of life, and yet, the land seem to mimic life, as if searching for what it had once possessed. The wind shaped the sand dunes, bending their shapes to its will. Sand flew, carried on the wind, searching for … Continue reading Return

How Long?

No. 5/100 100-word short stories for my 100 follower celebration! (And May the Fourth be with you.) The question echoed down grey corridors, bouncing against the soulless stone walls that had watched over the castle for eternity. But perhaps not for much longer.  It was whispered by the slaves toiling in the fields, the servants running … Continue reading How Long?

The Flower

No. 2/100 100-word short stories for my 100 follower celebration - and remember to follow my journey as I rewrite my YA novel for traditional publication! Cynthia scoured the fields for hours, searching for a simple flower.  The area was surely beautiful as it was, covered in nothing but short, soft grass rolling over gentle hills, like … Continue reading The Flower