Ode to Bobo

Sadly this week my good friend Charli said good-bye to her beautiful dog Bobo who is in the picture amongst the daisies. The piece I’ve written below is for a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch. February 6, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to the theme “aContinue reading “Ode to Bobo”

Tall Tales Flash Fiction

  Mama, Mama, my finger hurts, cried Bobby. Let’s have a look at it. Oh, a little splinter, we must get that out before it festers. How? I’ll need my tweezers and magnifying glass but first, we’ll put a little rubbing alcohol on it. That’s gonna hurt. I think I’ll just keep the splinter. IfContinue reading “Tall Tales Flash Fiction”

Meg and Ian Flash Fiction

  Meg, in a daze, was reminiscing about the first time Ian said, “I love you,” She got butterflies, felt intoxicated, and for the first time in her life without a doubt knew he was the one. Not being able to sleep Meg got up, put on coffee, and ran a hot bath for herself.Continue reading “Meg and Ian Flash Fiction”

Winter Fun – Flash Fiction

This was written for a 99-word flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch. November 14, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using storm windows. It can be literal on a house, but also consider other portals, even spaceships or submarines. Can you make it into something new or buildContinue reading “Winter Fun – Flash Fiction”

A Brief Encounter – Flash Fiction

  The sun was shining and there was a soft breeze coming off the lake. I’d laid the blanket down on a grassy knoll. Thinking, tis perfect for a picnic. When Pat arrived, I had everything set up from the wine, pate, cheese, and crackers to a few slices of pecan pie. I suppose IContinue reading “A Brief Encounter – Flash Fiction”

Broken Glass – Flash Fiction

I thought of the glimmer Ash had in his eyes when I asked him what he had up his sleeve. His giggle sounded like nervous laughter. Then I heard a faint little bark and my skin felt like it was going to crawl, and I hated the idea that my eyes might swell, as IContinue reading “Broken Glass – Flash Fiction”

It’s All in the Clicks – Flash Fiction

  “I know how to do this, just be quiet”, Mary said to Pete as she listened intently with her stethoscope up against the safe’s dial. Stopping briefly, Mary said to Pete, “It should only take a few more tries to break this baby. Frightened as a rabbit Pete replied, “I sure hope so, we’veContinue reading “It’s All in the Clicks – Flash Fiction”

The Atmosphere and Climate Change

Okay, class today we’re going to learn about the atmosphere, does anyone know what atmosphere means? Billy holds up his hand and answers, I think it has something to do with oxygen and the air that we breathe, and I hear my parents talking all the time about climate change making our weather go allContinue reading “The Atmosphere and Climate Change”

An Act of Kindness – Bus Fare

Image by Christophe Schindler from Pixabay   Montreal Skyline   Back in the late sixties, yes, the nineteen sixties, bus fare or often called car fare for an adult was thirty-five cents and for anyone twelve and under it was ten cents. This was a time when parents felt it was safe for children, say around the ages ofContinue reading “An Act of Kindness – Bus Fare”

Persistence Pays Off

This weeks challenge is “Language”     French was not a favorite subject of Katie’s and she hated the homework that went with the class. She’d bring home her homework and her mother would always insist on helping her with French as she was failing the class. Her mother would make her write out un,Continue reading “Persistence Pays Off”