FF: Another Day (without you)

CLICK to join the festivities. I wander through bright, sunlit streets, munching on street snacks purchased from the cheerful guy in a green apron who chatted about his wife and kids. Then, it happens. I reach out to ask what you think. And, you’re not there. Or, someone asks me to their place, so I […]

FF: Almost Perfect Hiding Spot

  “How did you find me?” “Gee, I wonder.” “Huge pile of logs. Lava moat. Unicorn petting zoo. How did you find me in the middle of all that?” You get that look on your face, the one I know so well. “Want to do something?” “No. I’m trying to hide.” “There’s a unicorn petting […]

FF: I is for Island (reprise)

Wave caress the shore with whispering fingers. Lovers search for lovers. Pilgrims long for home. But, no one knows how to find her island. No one knows, except for a single ship, dark blue like the ocean. Atop the ship, a golden bell announces its coming and its going. If you stand by the shore […]

FF: Do You Want to Play?

Genre: Horror  Every night, she comes to me in my dreams, the dark-haired girl with silver eyes. In her hand, she clutches a doll, lips blood red, smile bright. The dream ends the night I lose you, the night you take your last breath. That night, for the first time, she appears in my dreams […]

FF: Escape Velocity

Caroline sits outside her house, head in her hands, wanting to cry but she can’t. Tears ran out a long time ago. Police lights flicker at the edges of her vision, hints of blood visible on her hands. Strange feet crunch on gravel, his body wrapped in plastic, dead. “He’s going to kill you one […]

FF: Plain Ketchup

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. CLICK TO JOIN “Bet you feel proud of yourself,” Rachel says to Rob, who has finally won at debate club. Becca slides into the booth and nods her grudging respect. “Guess you finally got over your pun fetish,” she tells him. Rob picks up the bottle of ketchup and sets […]

FF: Trains in Heaven

 “That answers one question.” “What is that, dear?” asks the kind-eyed, matronly woman seated closest to me. We’re cozy in comfy chairs, watching the worlds speed by outside. “I always wondered if there would be trains in heaven, to get us from place to place.” “How could there not be?” she asks. I smile, close […]

FF: You Are Seen

From the day you were born, I’ve watched you and known you. I was there for the “pink phase” and the “death metal phase” and the phase you told us wasn’t a phase, the one where you “came out” as gay. That was confusing to us because – but you like boys. You always liked […]

FF: Free At Last

Like a bird breaking free from its cage, like waves crashing past the breakers, I hop into my ’99 Chevy. It is mint green and all mine. It’s my first road trip. Skies are clear. I have money and a pop-up tent and plenty of snacks. No plans required. Just my Road Atlas and imagination […]

FF: Thin Ice

PHOTO PROMPT© Jennifer Pendergast CLICK TO JOIN THE FUN Thin Ice I never quite knew what to say to you or you to me. We spent a lot of time trying to be polite, messing up, getting angry, no idea why. One day, you were having a bad day, and I was too. We both […]