Three were friends, two were lovers. When Steve was killed in a rock climbing incident, Edie set out to find out what had happened. Richie insisted the Sheriff was right, it was an accident. Was it?
Alas! Sometimes things are not what they appear to the uninformed observer. If you were just a casual observer and had not had intimate knowledge of the circumstances, the truth might not obvious.
The strange and spooky tale of Nera at Samhain (aka Halloween), including folklore, history, and customs. Includes "The Hosting of the Sidhe" by William Butler Yeats.
"Stray" is a short story about a small black kitten who is abandoned time and time again before finally finding a loving home. A must read for all cat lovers.
So Many Memories is a short story based on the life of two childhood friends. The story gets interesting when Mary receives a mysterious letter and Joann questions her integrity.
This poem reflects the many emotional and directional shifts that a client experiences in the therapy room.
Speaking your truth without fear of being blamed or judged is a challenge faced by many in their daily lives. Is it simply a fear of hurting or getting judged by people. What stops us?
How could something so beautiful be fooled by a simple flame? It will flutter and struggle, and in the end die from its fascination with something it will never have.
A good heart is not enough. Good intentions are not enough. Sometimes there is nothing that can be done that will turn out the way you want. Wisdom is the hard-won state of acceptance.
Matthew can't confront his demons yet and he finds himself attracted to the woman who tried to seduce him for unknown reasons.
A survival short story about two flawed people, finding out where they always were, after going through a bit of hell.
Josephine becomes frightened upon learning the scope of t, remains frustrated with not being allowed to learn more and struggles with becoming an adult. Jeremy still avoids her and seems angry.
Chambers glanced back over to the derelict, who seemed to be enjoying the interrogation. The smile on his face seemed exaggerated which suggested amusement. It was so difficult to comprehend the......
While soaking in a hot tub, a young woman struggles with self-love while contemplating a symbolic tattoo. The story is allegorically connected to the self-pollinating Chinese Orchid for a twist that brings growth.
Jeremy visits a natural hot spring on a mountaintop and leaves all his worries behind. But a mischevious gnome appears and spoils the heavenly bliss. Word count, 420 words.
Good grammar and mathematics are not irreconcilable. A class learns this lesson in a most unexpected way.
Cloe and Ivy have the same dream where the Spirit of God brings new life and purpose to them. Dr. Wong is deeply moved when they both share the dream with him.
Everybody has a dream, but some dreams should never be realized…for the sake of humanity…and all the cats.
Battle of Bannockburn, 1314. The English under King Edward II led a larger army against the Scots led by their king Robert the Bruce. The English were routed and kept out of Scotland for 300 years.
Two men, war pals and fishing buddies, have a relationship cemented by one heroic act. Can the favor be returned when the enemy is unknown, hidden and very, very hungry? Word Count 1741
A man is injured and lost in a forest, sitting under some tree in pain and regret. Then, his dream comes to life...
I’ill tell ye where they’re stoppin, he said. He shucked a smoke from the frontpocket of his coveralls and lit it. Looks ta be come from Cooleyway, dudn’t it? The man sucked at his cigarette.
This is a personal narrative that I urge you to read, but grab your coffee or ginger ale, put your feet up and read this offering. The dishes can wait.
Felipe had a calling, but his current employment prevents him from getting it. That is until he turns a potential accident into a spectacle.
Oswald needed not only a job, but a home as well. When a opportunity to solve both problems presents itself, Ozzy wholeheartedly accepts as a caretaker of an abandon asylum. Unaware madness awaits.
A revised short story about an alternate future where a Mega-Wall separates America from a dead World.
The whole mental health unit staff of Mercy hospital are grief stricken about the murder of longtime favorite patient Cloe Ludlow. Dr. Wong and Clara break the news to Ivy, Cloe's best friend.
Nearing my sixtieth birthday, I found myself justifying my moments of a heavy heart, rather than exceeding gladness. Everything in life has a positive side. Yes, yes it does.
This poem is about having to fight your demons, making weaknesses your strengths. Not to cower but to spit and roar in face of fear, facing the giants. It's difficult but not impossible.
This narrative poem reveals the dark nature and persona of cannibals. Not quite human, these creatures hunt for human flesh. They are the personification of human regression.
In many hearts, there is a rebellious spirit refusing to let go of one memory about a big blow to the self-esteem--along with a secret desire for a target to rebel against.
Craig, Ralph and Jonesy are best friends––most days. On this day, cheese is the topic of discussion, a subject on which Craig is apparently an expert, especially when it comes to hard cheeses.
Learning the strategy of the enemy amidst the battle, King Jovinous and his Paladin guard turn to the western gate. Where the Satjon generals Saulis and Halduris have set in motion a secondary attack.
Ralph fails to follow even the basic rules of using a fitting room in a clothing store. For Ralph, when one thing goes wrong, everything goes wrong. (Word Count-658)
Part II of the Doorway to Hell series. After his tree - hatched companion Curly runs off into the wilderness of planet Eden, Jim Dunphy deals with Hominids and Reptilians to save him.
Old Margaret and Albert buried poor Annabelle in the family graveyard. However, if you visit the Andrews Family Cemetery, you won't find a marker for Annabell.
The story of a team working in 66 year-old Joe's mind. What do they do when they realize their host has Alzheimer's?
The emotive crest of a man contemplating suicide came in cold moments. Curtis had a pistol on the dresser with only one bullet in the chamber. It was all he needed....
Billy knew that his friend Noble, an escaped slave, was a big man, but he did not realize just how big the man really was.
Just some crazy ideas I had that I think are totally awesome and hence, should be throw out there for the world to see. Enjoy.
A Tactical Squad of the Ultramarines Fifth Company is sent forth on a mission on Calth to escort a troubled repair crew. A short story set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
Set in 1967. East German intelligence sends the CIA a letter supposedly from a woman who wants to defect. The CIA sends an agent to assess the situation and act accordingly.
the Ishi and the humans carry out the plan to rid their world of the evil witch/queen. Billy and Orin must break into the castle to steal a critical element for the plan's success. Time is critical
Adriana was on the run. From what and to where she didn't know, but waiting around for the next round of assault by an evil specter was out of the question. (word count-1334)
This lyrical poem discusses the limitation of fear. It also discusses how fear should be used as a motivating factor instead of a barrier to success.
A mostly descriptive piece on the night. If you have not yet experienced it, I hope this opens your eyes to the incredible beauty in something we've all come to expect. Please enjoy!
My father died of pancreatic cancer when I was in middle school. The people around me didn't make it any easier by refusing to leave me alone. A short creative nonfiction piece.
This is really a social commentary disguised as a quaint poetic tale. I think it portrays an important message of happiness and contentment over greed.
You know how you have a stretch when you can't sleep, so you walk to the park and stretch out on a bench to get some shut-eye? No? Well, this guy tried it, and it worked for him, sort of. Word Ct-649
It is difficult being me. I cringe at sloppy grammar & poor speech, so to seek the company of those who should know better, would lead me to attend dinner parties with "our sort of people". Yes?
A middle aged business man stopped being himself and is busy working the whole day. Death of a friend inspired him to live before he dies. He chooses Northern lights when he comes across an old pictu
Charles has cancer...for the 2nd and time. His son talks him into visiting a clinic in a restored castle. While there, Charles finds hope in visions from past inhabitants of the castle.
The kingdom of Silversteam is in for the fight of it's life. If it falls then it will become swallowed up by the ever expanding empire.
A poem for every singer. What is the biggest responsibility for the vocalist? The answer is clear and forthright within the walls of poem you're about to read.
A story about a mother, her son and his teacher. A story about what to wear to a Graduation ceremony, what gifts to give and how all of it revolves around shoes.
When I was six, I wanted the first thing I ever truly wanted. It glimmered and shone and dominated my every thought. I truly believed I would have it.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder effects Spider Man’s big brother, and despite Big Brother’s over-confident Nature, there is one thing which terrifies him. This one thing could result in his demise!
Morning comes to suburbia. And the rat race is on. But Barrett isn't going to join. He has his own sinister plan. And the best part it's his own sick and twisted plan.
This is an attempt to write flash fiction....except it is non-fiction. It is a true story from my childhood
The heavy set snitch said nothing as his dark face somehow reddened. Cruz drove up in down the street in cold silence. He figured he'd stay quiet for about an hour no matter what chubby does or says.
At a time when women were not supposed to be independent and do as they wish, Beth, Meredith, and Anna are of a different breed, free spirits and far ahead of their time.
When morning prayers begin hopeful and confident we sometimes slip into anxiety and doubt as soon as difficulties arise. The practice of gratitude humbles us and makes our faith grow.
Autumn is Mother Earths celebration of nature's colors. Welcome nature with me as we pay tribute to the fall season.
As an enthusiastic traveler and aspiring poet, naturally I wanted to merge these two loves. My comments aren't conclusive; more poems may be forthcoming. Yet, for now, this is what I have to offer.
Anyone that knows me will be aware of my love of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, and M. R. James. The two come together in this tribute piece; a chilling tale of Burgling in the Barrow Downs.
A short story about how a perfect stranger with a big heart made my sons Christmas a one he will remember for the rest of his life.
It was quite evident that someone wanted to stop Tiffany from "sticking her nose where it didn't belong" even if it meant DEATH!
Written by my mother during an air raid, in the shelter at Finsbury Square. Published in honour of her memory, for the centenary of her birth on 2nd August 1917.
He would laugh and throw his head back like he forgot that Emily had died twenty years ago. He kissed the broom and he pushed the imaginary hair out of Emily's face which was sweaty from the dancing.
A young woman's life is transformed by the decisions she makes. Marybeth finds freedom, strength, and self-confidence through the making of her own decisions—with courage, for better or for worse.
We all experience the first stirrings of "love" in school, but how can we act on it without enveloping oneself in the blanket of humiliation?
A city in the turbulence of imperial transition, an army centered in an epic aftermath, a commander with a secretive agenda... the unthinkable about to be unleashed.
A little girl goes into the woods with her toy rabbit and meets the Snowdrop Lady, who announces spring and gives them an important task —a children's story by Eva Weggelaar.
Every night Johnny went out looking for him, hoping to catch him alone and off his guard. Johnny owed him something - revenge and a slow death.
The adrenaline that held his body tight was wearing thin as he headed for a clearing in the brush. He dropped the body by his feet and snapped out a small shovel that was secured to his belt. He looke
A school inspector had ultimate authority, so when he planned a visit to a school, who should be more afraid, the teacher or the students?
Beat to hell and nearly sacrificed; the hero is locked, loaded and ready to kill again in a deathmatch with evil. Fighting tooth, nail, fists and bullets.
Written in cannibalistic fashion, this ode slowly reveals its underlying theme: a soft, limp noodle, lying prostrate on my plate.
This is the heartbreaking story of a psychiatric patient from the careless days of electroconvulsive therapy which was used, quite often it seems, as a means of behavior control in mental hospitals.
Three were chosen. Their task was to watch the cemetery and signal the vampire population should the fateful day come that would release a terror such as the world had never seen. (word count 1510)
This is the story of mountain folk, mainly a very independent young woman. Some Appalachian colloquial language is used. "Horny toad indeed", Emma often recalled in her quiet times.
What I Did at the End of Our Street is not biographical. It is however, a rather graphic expose on one of our society’s greatest problems.
Writers can be quite evil when they ought to. Come join this tale about a few writers who changed into something evil.
This is a true story and hardly any of the details have been altered. I hope that you enjoy this as much as I do by remembering the participants.
This is an uplifting Father's Day pass-time. It shows how a child values the time a parent spends with him or her, and even the forgiving nature of children after an oversight that hurts the child.
A story about a boy who was born into the future, and one little incident causes his life to turn around. Read all about it in this short story that will keep you hooked until the last word
If you take every opportunity to ridicule your friend for her choices, it is likely that she will end her friendship with you.
The Tancred Kingdom, newly formed, moves into a golden age of expansion, trade, culture, and art. King Jhojan has secured the hearts of the Fraunki people and even discovered new lands to the north.
Verran Earth is a mirror image of our world, Terran Earth. It exists along side of us, but is independent in society and advancement. Most of the players are the same, just a different stage.
Blaze Steelrage, A half-man-half-gun hero with explosives in his guts and electric guitar strings for veins has only moments to clean up the streets of Neo Islamabad.
This is a poem about keeping a positive attitude and not looking back but instead moving ahead to a bright and successful future.
Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Father of Gonzo Journalism, left us on Feb. 20, 2005, and in a lot of ways, it's like he is still with us.
There are a few more days left in National Poetry Month, so I decided to try to write an Acrostic Poem. Here are a few dedicated to my kids and grandchild. Have you written an acrostic poem?
The road is rough and full of peril. But Jake needs to go through it to get to his destination. However, an old man is in his way.
Angelica Bear enters the annual baking competition at the local fair in Lost Forest and encounters various distractions.
A blade of grass left uncut must endure the horrific massacre of his family and friends week after week.
Halloween, a babysitter, a little girl and a nighttime visitor. Are there any better ingredients for a good horror story?
May 4, 1970. A 4-day struggle between war protesters and the National Guard came to a bloody end at Kent State University.Sharon & her boyfriend try to go on with life but that may not be an option.
Graveyards are peaceful places to walk around. We read the grave stones and ponder what their story is.
Life really does not have to be that complicated. Perhaps this short story will help us see the comedy of our ways. Not everything should be a drama.
A simple question can throw Adam Gin off and his spontaneous jaunt into the great unknown. Now he wonders if he should keep going or go back to the world came from.
What wonder is there If nature is not waiting In his Paradise The Carriage Driver – The Flower Wind Tea House The winds of time kicked up the last of the dust at the end of Fuoad’s road. The anesthesia brought him to a theater that long ago he...
Three were chosen. Their task was to watch the cemetery and signal the vampire population should the fateful day come that would release a terror such as the world had never seen. (word count 1612)
Sister Teresa Keller was just as startled as King when she walked into the kitchen and saw the teenager standing there holding a gun to her face. For King it was an involuntary reaction that made him
What is it really like in the classroom? Here is the gritty truth of what it is like to be in the trenches every day with your children!
This video is footage from my camping and hiking trip to Mt. Shasta, Northern California. The poem is a series of reflections gathered during my meditations throughout the adventure.
Will you join me for a practice novella? I can tell you it's not terribly pleasant but then hey, writing reflects reality, right, and there are times life just isn't pleasant.
Discovering a family member can be both a time of joy and pain. All the years lost because of a spiteful woman ...
When we are in the dark valleys of life God doesn't circumvent us. He takes our hand and leads us through the valley to the heights where green pastures await us and we find safety and refreshment
The trek continues westward as the Great Depression forces families to upend their lives and look for new opportunities.
Boy meets girl in a bar....so where does it go from here? Sometimes, a lack of words can be the most painful and impossible thing to endure as these two would-be learn the hard way.
This is a true narrative that happened last June, 2017 and deals with THE Pure, Unadulterated Stupidity that is growing in America.
Follow the marching ants, as Terrence realized, and life will will be preordained at the end of the march.
Sonnets, both English and Italian, are interesting forms of poetry. I find them both challenging and interesting to write but every sonnet I have written seems to have crime or suspense as a theme.
A short story that was written from the point of view of a young woman living through the outbreak of Word War II. The story is written in the format of a diary entry.
This ABC poem, rhymed AABBC, follows the order of the alphabet for the first four lines, and has a satori line at the end of each stanza.
Three were chosen. Their task was to watch the cemetery and signal the vampire population should the fateful day come that would release a terror such as the world had never seen. (word count 1334)
Turtles. We see them in lots of places, but until now, we have never known what is on their complex minds.
A story about midwinter, the longest night of the year, and the little girl who is taken to the yuletide feast in the forest by her toy rabbit - a children's story by Eva Weggelaar