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Silver Flames

Silver Flames #vignette

Today we stumble across a short bit to make us thirsty for more. Maybe it’s something, maybe not. I’m not here to judge anything. I just put the words to the page. Silver Flames Focus in on the edge of a glass. A finger twists across its surface and the …

Signs

Signs #flashfiction

This blast from the past was originally written for the Indies Unlimited weekly flash fiction prompts. Original posting date was August 20, 2014. In the past they used to give you prompts and a picture and then you went from there. The story can fit the prompts, it can be …

seventh butterfly

Seventh Butterfly #storybits

So here is a thing. It isn’t meant to be a full story and it won’t read like a story. Doing bits and pieces of stories has been something I have played around with here in the past. It’s a bit of character study as well as digging into different …

Play the Pawn

Play the Pawn

(note)This coming Saturday (April 30th) is International Table Top Day. As a bit of a celebration to that I am bringing back a Quick Beat I shared a little over two years ago. It is an appropriate story as we look into playing some board games with friends and family. …

The Eager Servant

The Eager Servant

The Eager Servant The lantern’s light bounced and swayed as he walked down the stone stairway. At the bottom of the stairs, the dirt floor muffled the sounds of his footfalls as he walked to the center of the room and the raised altar. He reached into the inner pockets …

Curse of the Angry Ghost

Curse of the Angry Ghost

Curse of the Angry Ghost The meeting of the 3rd Brigade Arbitrary Men’s group had been going along swimmingly. Though this month’s turnout hadn’t been as good as last months, James felt that it had still been a success. At least none of the four men present had stormed off …

Vacancies

Vacancies

Vacancies “Are you sure about this place?” Anna skimmed both sides of the business card again. “The logo is a bit, odd…” “It’s just a symbol. Heck, Jimmy said the place has a stellar buffet and the hot tub rooms are to die for.” Gary zipped his suitcase with one …

if i had a hammer

If I had a Hammer

If I had a Hammer I know you’ve been there, this isn’t my first time in this position myself. The fight began when I pulled the lights from the basement. Not only were they tangled (it took an hour and a half to unwind the strands). But when I plugged …