We were waiting for the bus. Just the two of us. She was so familiar. I couldn’t stop staring. You know the way you do when you’re trying figure out if it’s someone from your past or someone you do know. But from where? She almost hopped from one foot to [...]
But on to the prompt.
It’s the first full week of summer here in New England, so to celebrate, take 450 words and write about sand. Whether it be beaches, backyards, or hourglasses, think sandy thoughts and come back on Friday to link up!
The sand is warm between Harry’s toes. He [...]
“Let’s go,” Clara says. “Come on! You’re no fun.” She pouts like a child. She saw the garage sale sign a few kilometres back. We’re totally lost. Not that we had any direction in the first place. Clara and I were both restless in the city and decided to take a drive. Now we’re hours [...]
Hey Guys! I just reviewed Mike Speegle’s book Pen and Platen and want to give YOU a copy. I’ll mail it out to the first person who contacts me and requests it. It’s Speegle’s first work – a collection of short stories I’m sure you’ll enjoy. So contact me (email, [...]
I can guarantee there is a story for everyone in Mike Speele’s first book, “Pen & Platen: Short stories written the long way.” Whether you’re looking for humour, fantasy or a chilling story you’re sure to find it in this book.
In his story, Loading dock, 2am, [...]
Joy enters the apartment and the worn metallic door handle feels cool to her touch. The old door makes a creaking noise as though the hinges haven’t been attended to in years. The hallway is otherwise silent. The room is dark and she runs her hand along the wall the way a blind person reads [...]
His crossed arms answered her question before he spoke. He sat across from her at the tiny Starbucks table. Why had she chosen to talk about this here in this generic coffee chain? She reached out to touch his arm and he recoiled. He pulled away from her like a petulant child: uncompromising, unwilling to [...]
I sit in front of the blank computer screen as the cursor flashes taunting me. I am seized with self-doubt; my fingers are poised over the keyboard. Surely I must have something to write. My publisher gave me an advance. The newspapers are plastered worldwide with my name and headlines like: Jenny Singler’s new novel [...]
This is the story of three friends who aren’t friends anymore, plain and simple. But it’s never that plain or simple, is it? Stories take on a life of their own in your head after they’ve been in there for years. The sequence of events becomes blurred. I still dream of them to [...]
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