Last week, I got wind of a short story contest Kellyn Roth is hosting to celebrate reaching 1k followers and decided to participate! If you’d like to do it too, the deadline/rules are here.Continue reading “1K Story Challenge: Reunion At Gettysburg”
Cheyenne, Wyoming, 2021 — Eight-year-old Natalie Robinson cautiously approached the other side of the room, even though her older sister wasn’t there.Continue reading “Little Duckling”
Alaska, 2003 — She was the only one still awake. Amanda Edwards burrowed herself deeper under her thick blankets, gray eyes buried in her book. Outside, snowflakes danced as they fell, further covering the ground.Continue reading “Not How I Imagined It”
Durham, New Hampshire, 1973 — Only one week left. Only one more week left until he would have two parents, not one.Continue reading “Baby of Mine”
Pine Grove, Montana, 1892 — “Come on, Gracie, you can do it!”Continue reading “Gracie”
Another Sophie bit, inspired by a prompt I saw on Pinterest a few years ago.
She still wore the ring. People would tell her there wasn’t any reason to because he was gone, but Sophie still wore her engagement ring.Continue reading “Goodbye, Sweetheart”
Rural Idaho, 2006 – Margaret adjusted the potted plant for the umpteenth time. All day, she’d been occupied with cleaning house, though it hardly needed it.Continue reading “2006 – Part 2”
Chicago, Illinois, 2006 — He didn’t know what to say, or even how to react for that matter.Continue reading “2006 – Sequel to 1979”
Dover, New Hampshire, 1979 — She didn’t want to give him up.
Margaret Reid hesitated, light brown eyes darting between her one-month-old son and the couple that had adopted him. She felt a lump grow in her throat, but suppressed it and forced herself to save the tears for later.Continue reading “1979”