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

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

Random Writings

The Static Dream

Lament, lament, for with the passing of time comes those matters which we were not prepared; we had not planned; we did not desire; and yet here they stand. Bubble and boil as we might, time breeds only complacency and regret; neither can feed a starving belly, yet still we feast upon the remains. What… Continue reading The Static Dream

Poetry

The Award Ceremony

For the Write Now Prompt from Today's Author.  Not my favorite piece by far. But it's something!   Crickets along the base of the stage Empty seats all around Confusion, questions, that twinge of the heart Whenever was this thing to start?   Waiting unto the fall of night Still hoping beyond reason Someone might show But alas,… Continue reading The Award Ceremony

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