Love You Less

  Love You Less I arrive home early from work to find candles burning, romantic music, rose petals strewn across our hardwood floor. What? You were never this romantic. The sounds draw me to our bedroom, to you half-dressed with my best friend. “Loves me not, I guess.” You look up from kisses, drowsy with […]

Home

Home A single light blazes in the distance guiding my way, the only thing visible through the haze. The past haunts each step: explosions, screams, decisions, truths too harsh to remember or forget. Twenty feet away now, feet crunching through snow, hair frosted by harsh winds. A door swings open to reveal a shadowed face. […]

The Love Boats

PHOTO PROMPT © JS Brand get the InLinkz code The Love Boats When we first met, it was love at first sight. You were well-built and strong, sturdy steel sides carving a path through water. My gleaming white surfaces glistened in the sun as I glided past. We said we’d go slow. No promises. No […]

Pieces

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields get the InLinkz code Pieces “You need help.” And I walked away wondering what is wrong with…me? You did help me. You’ve taught me so much. Like saying “you need help” without offering to help is actually an insult. Also, sometimes “really good people” are perfectly okay with shattering you, […]

Hollowed Out

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook Hollowed Out When I woke the first time, I lay on a cold stone slab, incense and smoke thick in the air. Robed figures stood in a circle chanting. Then, nothingness. Then, a room with sun-colored walls, a single person in a robe, her hood thrown back to reveal pale […]

They Came  From the Trees

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll They Came From the Trees! When the alien invasion happened,  it took a long time. Really long. Thousands of years long. By the time human beings noticed something strange, it took several more years for scientists to figure out that the sentient clouds weren’t just pollen or some new […]

Cracked

PHOTO PROMPT © Victor and Sarah Potter get the InLinkz code Cracked They have the picture perfect life on the surface, all smiles and sweetness. Then one day, the peace is shattered by footsteps, a tentative tapping on a door. Something cracks. A distant door opens. The homeowners slowly, carefully make their way over. You […]

Friday Fictioneers: Egg Game

get the InLinkz code The Egg Game Which came first? As a young child, Doug had this talent for obsessing over such questions. Once, he spent an entire month pestering his parents about spiders and insects and why we need them His latest obsession was the question: which came first the chicken or the egg. […]

Friday Fictioneers: The Bridge Builder

get the InLinkz code They said there was no way you would ever get along. Too different. Too much war and fighting. Maybe they were right. As I write these words, I plan to give you each fragments, half to one and half the other. I don’t know who poisoned me or why. It does […]

Friday Fictioneers: Support

get the InLinkz code “I will stand by you no matter what.” He first said those words years ago, never imagining that they could become so literal, while he leans on his wife for support. Waves crash and recede in bubbling whispers around their bare feet, well, three feet, one plaster cast with a heel. […]