FF: Y is For You

Click the floating frog to join.  The earth has gone quiet and still. The last ambulance siren screamed goodbye over a day ago. It doesn’t matter. The latest news announcement grimly doubted that any of us will survive for long. We sit on plastic lawn chairs, sharing a bottle of tequila. “You always said you […]

X is for X-rays

“What’s in that box?” Schrodinger’s wife Anna asked him one day. “It smells like something died in there.” “It’s an experiment, Anna. You wouldn’t understand.” Maybe not, but the only thing a man likes more than telling a woman she’s wrong is proving how right he is. Sure enough, he continued talking. “There’s this guy […]

W is for Witches

“We really need to find some other place to meet,” Susan says, sniffing distastefully at the air. “But this is the place the Goddess revealed to us in a vision.” Meghan says. “She might not have meant this swamp – or any swamp. It could all be symbolic.” “For crying out loud,” Xavier says. “Let’s […]

V is for Velociraptors

Excerpts from a public notice board in the not-so-distant future. Down with undead monsters!!! Ever since the rise of Resurrection Technology, the world has run amok with undead “pets.” Skeletal and zombie predators represent a serious danger to our ecosystem. They must be stopped! Resurrection Technology for all! Skeletons don’t kill people. Bad skeleton trainers […]

U is for Untied

It’s against the rules. I’m only here to observe. But, I have to. Running over, I grab the reins and tie them to the edge of the post just in time for the reluctant law officer to jump on the horse and…. He doesn’t really want to chase down the person he’s been tasked to […]

T is for The Cross

For most of the world, it’s just another day, another field to tend, another cow to milk. For one horrified mother, it is the worst day of her life. She knew this day would come, that it had to come, but not now. Not today. He is her child, her only child, a miracle child […]

FF: S is for Sanctuary

Click on the Frog to join! We didn’t know when we would reach our new home. There would be a ring of light against the sky, they said. Drifting, drifting for what seems like forever, me and my siblings, floating on an endless river, Finally it starts, the ships in front of me shifting from […]

R is for Reaction

We’ve been together for two years. I’m ready to settle down, find a nice pasture, maybe think about bearing foals together. I invite her to my favorite fairy grove. It’s perfect. A rainbow sky melts down onto sparkling flowers that exude sweet smells, like candy and summertime and home. All around us, the fairies of […]

Q is for Quill

Writing is hard, even at the best of times. It’s like digging deep beneath the surface of soul and skin, drawing blood, occasionally hitting bone with lightning flashes of pain. Once you have enough to get started, maybe, you pause to look at what you’ve done. You clean it off as best you can, hiding […]

P is for Parenthood

“Why did you decide to have me?” Monica pauses in the middle of the book she was reading. Her hands fall to her sides while she struggles with what to say. “God gave you to us as a precious gift from heaven.” In other words, they weren’t planning to have a child. But that was […]