Story-A-Day May #1: The Fairy’s Flight

This month I’m participating in the Story-A-Day May challenge, which can be found here: https://storyaday.org/ . There’s no set length for the stories, but just for fun, I’m aiming for a 1,000 word minimum every day. These tales will be even less polished than my usual, since I’ll have to ignore the impulse to endlessly … Continue reading Story-A-Day May #1: The Fairy’s Flight

Short Story: The Glancing Hour, Part Three

The story reaches its conclusion as the two boys venture onto an unnatural battlefield, trapped in a single moment of time. *** Here in Cloverbow Field, even the starlight had frozen into countless silver drops. As Ben and Curtis navigated across the barren meadow — between whorls of barbed wire, trenches, and the craters of … Continue reading Short Story: The Glancing Hour, Part Three

Short Story: The Glancing Hour, Part Two

Today I offer the second installment of my three-part short story. Check back on Saturday for the harrowing conclusion! *** Ben and Curtis followed the road to a river, only to find its old wooden bridge had vanished. Befuddled, they scoured the muddy riverbank, but not so much as a plank or nail remained. The … Continue reading Short Story: The Glancing Hour, Part Two

Short Story: The Glancing Hour, Part One

This week, instead of my usual flash fiction and microfiction, I'm posting a full-length short story. It stars a pair of young friends who bravely journey through a mysterious, magical night to heal old wounds and lay the past to rest. I'll be posting Part 2 on Thursday, and Part 3 on Saturday. I hope … Continue reading Short Story: The Glancing Hour, Part One

Flash Fiction: Refusing the Call to Adventure

Today's story, based on another writing prompt, features a man with a long, unbroken lineage of heroic ancestors... who is absolutely determined not to follow in their footsteps. However, the fates have other ideas! *** On a lazy, sunny afternoon, everything in the cottage was absolutely perfect — ham sizzling on the stove, flowers blooming … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Refusing the Call to Adventure

Flash Fiction: Professor Gehenna’s Unruly Monsters

This tale about a beleaguered evil scientist was inspired by a writing prompt. I hope you'll enjoy it! *** Professor Gehenna proudly strolled through his underground laboratory, smiling at the rows of spacious holding cells and their inhabitants. All was in perfect order. The tentacle beast was opening portals to the Void in moderation, and … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Professor Gehenna’s Unruly Monsters