Monochrome Monday: Enter the Underworld

descend into the earth and find shelter within tangled mycelium warmed by a blanket of fallen leaves and dirt whilst earthworms coil amidst encapsulated dreams of sunlight's return * sleep in peaceful slumber untouched by the Crone's icy tears by the crystalline frosts and bitter snowfalls as she mourns her fallen consort and awaits the turning [...]

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FFfAW: The Touch of his Hand

The Touch of his Hand "Are you coming, my dear?" Millie looked up at the sound of his voice. Tommy stood in the doorway, his hand outstretched, waiting for hers to join it. She still remembered the first time their hands had touched, all those years ago. She'd shyly slid her fingers into his as they'd [...]

FFfAW: Promises Broken

Promises Broken The day had promised so much. Bright skies and a clear forecast meant their shift at the lifeguard station should have been pleasant - with only the usual idiots and accidents to worry them. The crystalline sea had lapped at the beach as if no dangers lurked in its depths. It was a [...]

FFfAW: Unexpected Consequences

Unexpected Consequences Adrugian gazed wearily over the arid landscape, the insistent beat of the sun sapping energy he could ill afford to lose. He knew the villagers below didn't understand why he traipsed so often to the heights. He'd seen the looks they exchanged. He'd heard their snide comments. Unfortunately, the truth was something they [...]

Light and Dark

Light and Dark Tammy hummed a tune as she walked, contentment a pleasing weight on her shoulders. Home's warmth drew her onwards. Until light shattered the darkness. She stumbled back, shielding watering eyes. Her throat tightened with sorrow. She'd known the summons would arrive someday - but, so soon? How could she leave everything behind? She wasn't ready... [...]

Harvest

struck with scything blades the king falls laid low in golden splendour beneath nefarious skies as mournful gazes watch shadows creeping rivulets of life-blood seeping teardrops withheld as duty is done It's harvest time here in England, and the farmers have been busy in the fields around the village. Mostly I've come across the fields showing [...]

MftS: The Bare Bones

Here's this week's entry into Monday's Finish the Story flash fiction challenge, run by Barbara W. Beacham. This challenge gives you a picture prompt and the first line and asks that you finish the story in 100-150 words. The given line is in italics. The Bare Bones The cemetery spread along the area known as [...]