Forgetting the Chupacabra #CCC #ShortStory

Lara loved to hike the verdant forest trails that paralleled the Little Lazy River. It was cooler, there, in the shade of old, vine-covered hawthorns and silverbells. The creek – it could hardly be called a river, really – meandered languidly in the sweltering heat; even moving water took on a sluggish, heavy stink when Read More …

Auntie Nim

Auntie Nim was a delightfully infuriating bundle of internal contradictions. Industriously lazy and deeply introverted, she invented the most entertainingly involved excuses for staying home with a good book, doing nothing of note. Her cloudy scowl was seldom a harbinger of rain, let alone thunder; just beneath the surface of her stormy external demeanor, Auntie Nim Read More …

Planetary Alignment

The following story is inspired by The Creative Copy Challenge. This week’s words: Landforms, Languages, Lagoon, Lakebed, Lava Dome, Latitude, Lowland, Meander, Natural arch, Overhang. This is as close to erotica as you’re going to get on this blog. Planetary Alignment Anaïs let her fingers trail down the vertebral knobs at the back of Cam’s neck. Read More …

Sizzle and Stagnation (Short Fiction from Different Perspectives)

Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #346 The prompt: November, patience, bedroom, rights, brandy, happiness, accusation, society, contradiction, class I’m a little tired of politics, but the prompt lent itself to a statement on politics.  And so I wrote two pieces based on this week’s words – not quite stories in their own right, but little vignettes Read More …

Culinary Arts and Letters

It has been a while, hasn’t it? Thanks to @AnkleBuster (Mitchell Allen) for letting me know that the Creative Copy Challenge had been resurrected! This week’s words: Act, Tougher, Quality, Contribute, Hockey, Soft, Sandwich, Colour, Hopeful, Nimble See Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #344 for more details.   Culinary Arts and Letters A Fictional Reality Show   Read More …