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 […]

O is for Original

to be the first of her kind, the first to make it past this crucial threshold, to stand upon the pristine, virgin soil of a new world. A physical world. They are getting so close. B’rath pauses to consider the violet skies that play across her fingertips like musical notes, the ground that swells up […]

N is for Nightshade

In the dark, no one can hear you scream. In the silent swirling void of the chaotic mess of my yesteryear, memories disappear into despair. And yet, we are never without hope. Pain is never without end. Buried deep in her garden, luscious red tomatoes wait beside starchy rich potatoes and more. Patiently, wiping sweat […]

FF: M is for Maze

CLICK ON THE FROG TO JOIN THE FUN find me here. I’m trapped in a maze. Every turn, every path takes me to the center, where memory, like a ghost haunts me. There’s a swinging bench by an old stone well. I hold one last quarter in my hand. The tinkle of bells rides like […]

L is for Love (One Another)

Team Captain Alera sneaks into the church beside Lesha, both of them invisible to the naked eye. They’re in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, and the pews are almost entirely full for the Sunday Mass. A full chorus sings a contemplative communion song. “What are you doing?” he asks her. “Keeping on eye […]