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!”
Seattle, Washington, March 2011 — Nine-year-old Maddie watched the rain dripping down the car window, chin in hand and amber-colored eyes focused on two drops that seemed to be racing each other.Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Maddie”
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.
Washington, 1999 — As soon as she stood up, Heather Jones began to regret accepting her eleven-year-old twin nieces’ requests to roller-skate with them.Continue reading “Roller Skates & A Bus Stop”
Tacoma, Washington, 2001 — Usually, the gentle back-and-forth of the rocking chair lulled Junior to sleep. At the moment, it didn’t seem like that would be happening anytime soon.
Laramie, Wyoming — If serenity could be captured in a picture, the scene of snow falling gently onto the ground would be a good candidate.Continue reading “EJ’s Christmas Prayer”