dark clouds gather, brooding promise of stormy days ahead * fear tangles clutching tendrils in your chest * breathe * just breathe * look for the bright horizon, for the glimpse of sun through clouds * remember the light will continue to shine, even when hidden from view
Victim? she felt sick seeing him there performing his songs as if he didn't have a care in the world after everything he'd put her through everything he'd done to her and to those she loved seeing him so blithely carefree set her guts to roiling * she carried the knife in her bag for protection... Continue Reading →
don't miss the opportunities lighting up the tree tops whilst you're busy fearing impact with the ground
It's hard to feel love in a world filled with hatred. It's hard to feel joy in a world filled with fear. It's hard to feel forgiveness in a world filled with anger. But we must try.
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. Within Shadows Not knowing what to expect, he made his way... Continue Reading →
An Image Of Concern Twisting, curling. A vague idea gathering form and substance. An inkling - troublesome yet indistinct. A hint, a look shared, an outline defined. Shading added. The caress of fear, pulsing worry. Something’s wrong, something’s wrong, something… An easy way to find the truth. A simple question. But… Do you really want... Continue Reading →
A Woman’s Fear A frisson, darting through nerve endings. A sharp claw, stealing your breath. A slow spreading, gelatinous mass clogging your veins, stealing away all sense of safety. Soon all that remains is a nagging thought, persistent, refusing banishment: you’re not safe alone, helpless. What monsters of humanity lie in wait in the... Continue Reading →