Bundle of Joy

January 27, 2011

34

Harvey couldn’t wait to get home. Georgie, his wife, had called not fifteen minutes ago and said the baby was coming. But he was stuck in the most important sales meeting of the year, and it was nowhere near over. “Don’t worry, Harvey,” Georgie had said. “The first baby takes a long time to come, […]

Nebi’s Secret

January 20, 2011

26

Nebi was a fine cat, Abyssinian by breed. His ruddy fur was shiny, and his body was powerful and sleek. At one year old, he was full of dangerous adolescent energy, and his human, a young woman named Coral, had long ago put away all her breakable knickknacks. She’d also taken down the drapes and […]

Posted in: #FridayFlash, Horror

Old Granny

January 13, 2011

31

I never liked going to my Old Granny’s house. It’s creepy, and smells funny. And Old Granny makes me nervous. She must be five hundred years old already, but she doesn’t use a wheelchair or a walker like old people should. No, she may be old, but she moves awful quick. So I was bummed […]

Posted in: #FridayFlash, Horror, Humor

Venturing Forth

December 27, 2010

10

The end of the serial Fire and Water has come at last. It has been a wonderful experience for me, and I hope you’ve enjoyed following the story as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. I want to thank everyone who has read and commented, because your encouragement has kept me going and always means […]

Posted in: #TuesdaySerial, Fantasy

The Snow Child

December 16, 2010

29

Through long wandering, I arrived in this village in the frigid north in my thirtieth year. I, a native of hot southern climes, came here at harvest time, when the days were still cool and pleasant. I had no wife, no children. These fair-skinned villagers smiled at my sun-ripened swarthiness. They speculated to each other […]

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The Ship Builders

December 13, 2010

3

This story is part 30 of the Fire and Water series. It follows Regeneration. To read from the beginning, please visit the Index Page. * * * When Griel and Maira emerged from the Tilminel Mountains in the north, they found the lower hills covered with new forest growth that stretched as far as the […]

Posted in: #TuesdaySerial, Fantasy

The Idol

December 9, 2010

26

It was a Saturday like any other: Phoebe’s day off, chores done, restless to get out of the house. She decided to go out and browse her favorite antique shop, which nestled in a row of many such shops on Spring Street. The shop’s dim interior belied the bright sunshine outside, and her eyes took […]

Posted in: #FridayFlash, Horror
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