Creative Short Fiction

Time to Get Dressed

This is for the Write Now Prompt for November 13th at Today's Author.   There was that ticking behind my eyes. Like a twitch, almost, but more incessant and annoying. Every time my eyes darted across the scene laid out before me, the ticking increased in intensity until I thought I might just have to rip the… Continue reading Time to Get Dressed

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Creative Short Fiction

The Wind Cries “Home”

(Featured image courtesy of Steinar England, found on Unsplash; also featured on the prompt's origin blog.) This is for the November 12th  writing prompt shared by Writing Adventures Writing more "modern" tales is something I'm not used to, and yet it was the first thing that popped into my head when I read the prompt. So here goes...  … Continue reading The Wind Cries “Home”

Creative Short Fiction

Purpose in Pain

There was a pounding in his skull. Throbbing. Insistent. It made it difficult to hear what was going on around him, let alone think about his position. Worse yet, the pounding did not limit itself to the confines of his aching head; instead, it seemed to move throughout his body, manifesting in different ways—stabbing, aching,… Continue reading Purpose in Pain

Creative Short Fiction

A Walk in the Park

This is for the Wednesday Writing Prompt from This Writer's Life.   Every wet crunch of the leaves beneath his feet brought a sense of satisfaction to those hidden pleasure centers of his brain. After all, he was not killing the leaves; they were already dead. Long dead. Long dried and wrinkled and partially rotted with the morning dew. Besides, he was… Continue reading A Walk in the Park