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 […]

FF: You Can Tell Me Anything

I have never been so honest with anyone. It was healing, it was cleansing, to know that acceptance. The lunchroom was crowded that day, kids laughing and shouting and talking. I went to sit at the empty spot at the table. You ignored me. You talked to everyone at the table but me. The next […]

FF: Camouflage

Her little brother Tee was the worst ever at hide and seek. He was also the most adorable ever. For a whole minute, Lara pretended to search the yard for him, while he tried to “hide” next to the lawnmower. Wearing green, with a few fresh branches strewn across his legs, Tee repressed a giggle. […]

FF: Put a Straw in It

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson CLICK TO JOIN THE FUN Put a Straw in It When the giant coconut appeared in central L.A., many people thought it was a prank. No one could find a way inside. The government tried to cordon off the immediate area, but locals found ways to sneak in. One intrepid local […]

FF: Alone, but Not

CLICK FROG TO JOIN “Yes, well here’s what I want to do,” Diana said, cutting off the discussion. She was going to the beach, and she was going to have fun. Her friends stopped arguing to turn to her: Rebekah twelve and Riley thirteen. “That sounds like a great idea,” Rebekah said. Sometimes, all it […]

FF: Lay Your Burdens Down

Lately, been carryinga heavy load,as you know,so many questions,so little time. then i see you two,sitting therebeing you. itake off my bag,set it down at the table,close my eyesand sighand cry. a gorgeous spring day,a plain white table,drinks and food and conversationnothing fancy, cold lemonade and sandwiches, but it isheaven on earth.

Z is for Zenith

The day is bittersweet for Lesha as she stands by the Harlem River near dawn, near the old navy yards. Today’s the day she gets to return “home,” to leave the city which has been her home away from home for many long, almost-human years. By this time, she’s more than “earned her wings.” She’s […]

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 […]