FF: Forbidden Art

No one can see my face and live, you whisper to me through layers of silk. Kneeling on scratchy straw, pen and paper in hand, I begin to draw. No one need ever know it is your hastily-unveiled face I capture in furtive pen strokes. Shading beneath your chin, long-lashed eyes, curving smile. As the […]

FF: Rearview

I last saw you standing in the driveway waving to my rearview mirror, cheeks dusted red with cold, fingers warm in woolen mittens. In a chilly hotel room, I sit in front of my computer, waiting. My butt rests on a threadbare office chair in front of a wooden desk. I close my eyes and […]

FF: Nothing to See Here

The police walked into the empty vault, footfalls echoing on the stone floors, cool air wafting in through the open door. On the room’s only a table, a snarky thief decided to leave a single sign marked in untraceable font. The sign read simply: “Nothing to See Here. Keep Walking.” The first officer glared at […]

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 […]