Category Archive: Short Stories

Friday Fictioneers: Todd?

This week I took a bit of a deviation from the photo prompt. Hope you don’t mind. Todd bust into his brother’s apartment. “Last night she brought home the movie Fatal Attraction.” “So… Continue reading

Crimson’s Creative Challenge: The Web

Crimson’s Creative Challenge posts a photo prompt each week to inspire our creativity. Here is my short story: “She did this? But why?” “A butterfly got caught in the web and the spider… Continue reading

Friday Fictioneers: The Briefcase

There’s his briefcase. Seems he’s always looking for that thing. It holds all his most valuable papers, such as his colored drawings of the strange creatures and characters he’s created. He talks about… Continue reading

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #50

I couldn’t believe it. I’d married royalty. A fine carriage, inlaid with gold and precious jewels, carried me through the gates into his estate. I was completely unaware when those gates closed I’d… Continue reading

Friday Fictioneer: Kermit the Frog

Jim found a worn-out, light-green, wool coat. After a few tries, he created his first puppet, Kermit the Frog. In an interview, Jim Henson said, he’d found an old green coat and from… Continue reading

Friday Fictioneers: Lines

After WWII, Gladden stood in the unemployment line for three days. He’d been smarter than most of his high school teachers, bosses, sergeant, and lieutenant. He’d had enough of standing in line. He… Continue reading

Crimson’s Creative Challenge: Just One More

“You’ll love it,” he promised. “Five miles of beauty.” I should have known better. I trusted him anyway. “Just one more hill,” he’d said three times so far. I should have known better… Continue reading

Sunday Photo Fiction: Aliens

“Aliens!” “Oh my.” “Aliens coming. Lot’s of them.” “Where?” “Outside. They come to suck out our brains.” “Oh my.” “Then they suck the juices from our bellies. Then they’ll eat us.” “Oh My.”… Continue reading

Friday Fictioneer: Dinner

“What a day. The only thing that kept me going was your love,” he said. “I’m starving. The kitchen is the center of the house. I remember many happy days in my mother’s… Continue reading

Crimson’s Creative Challenge: New Adventures

For the last three years, I’ve been recovering from Adrenaline Fatigue, which means I’ve been extremely tired. Staying home and resting has been my number one priority. As I’m getting better, I’m venturing… Continue reading

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