Story-A-Day May #6: The Final Question

Today’s challenge prompt from storyaday.org is to write an interview with a character whose invention changed the world, a long time after the change took place. Please excuse the terrible techno-babble in my story this time. *** The Final Question “Welcome, Professor Galveston. I’m Julia Eddyton, it’s a pleasure to meet you at last.” A … Continue reading Story-A-Day May #6: The Final Question

Story-A-Day May #4: The Man Killed by the World

Today’s Story-A-Day May challenge prompt is simply to end the story with a particular sentence. Just for fun, I’m trying to make my story a different genre each day — we’ll see how long I’m able to manage that! This time, it’s a murder mystery involving a less-than-honorable detective. *** “Stumped again, inspector?” The detective … Continue reading Story-A-Day May #4: The Man Killed by the World

Story-A-Day May #3: Visitors on the Wind

Today’s challenge from storyaday.org is a very unique, two-part prompt. The first part is supposed to be a fictionalized, third-person account of a mundane event from the writer’s life in the past week. And the second part switches to first-person and jumps 10 years ahead, to show how that event was unexpectedly significant. So here’s … Continue reading Story-A-Day May #3: Visitors on the Wind

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