Monthly Archives: April 2021

the companion

Almost becalmed, the boat tiptoed through the ripples. The sails hung listless in the silence. Water stretched away in every direction to the horizon, empty of other souls. Alone on the boat, she became aware that she was not unaccompanied. … Continue reading

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ready and willing

For Friday Fictioneers, 100 words Retirement was not agreeing with them. Roscoe and Norma restlessly sipped their drinks, soaking in the tropical surroundings. The spacious deck overlooked a pond teeming with beautiful, lush growth, but they both sat bored, itching … Continue reading

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the well-read cat

There is nothing my wonderful best friend cat likes better than to curl up with me and a good book, or even a mediocre book. As long as he can comfortably situate himself, Tippy’s reading appetite is nothing short of … Continue reading

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this day

as the birds warble me awakeinto the yet dark birth of a new dayi slowly pull away from already forgotten dreamsand the mantle of anxieties begins to weave around me i watch as the light comesand the birds cease their … Continue reading

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spontaneous

The strains of the old song wafted out over the streetside cafe. Maddie couldn’t help herself. “Oh, we have to dance!” she trilled, eyes sparkling. “What? Here? Now?” Peter laughed. Still, he, too, could feel the pull of the song. … Continue reading

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with the crowd

For Friday Fictioneers100 hundred words At first, it seemed like fun. We all bobbed along, each of us safely ensconced in our pandemic-proof eggshells. The crowd chattered excitedly, getting louder and louder as we jostled along.  Total introvert that I … Continue reading

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end of the road

End of the road —so make your ownwhatever it takes. Or, better yet,take no road at all,abandon them altogether. But travel still,soundless, breaking nothingincluding yourself for once. Each leaf and twigundisturbedas you make your way. Beyond the end of the … Continue reading

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switching it up

A to Z challenge, theme: anatomy, day 16: PFlash fiction, 100 words  One year into this whole pandemic schtick, and Sheldon was over it. He had reached his limit with the loneliness, the video screens, the constant soundtrack of fear. … Continue reading

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what comes naturally

A to Z challenge, theme: anatomy, day 15: OFlash essay, 100 words  I heard a faint rustling in the forest. Suddenly, five deer bounded right in front of me and loped off through the woods. I marveled at their beauty, … Continue reading

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scent of hope

A to Z challenge, theme: anatomy, day 14: NFlash fiction, 100 words  The scent of the lilacs wafted into the house. Mandy paused, taking it in. She walked outside and clipped a small, bushy sprig of blossoms. Since it wouldn’t … Continue reading

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