Belated Goodbye

  “This was your family’s restaurant?” Erica asked. I nodded, silent, reliving that horrible night: My fiance Haydn’s pushing me into the cellar and commanding me to keep silent, no matter what.” Erica understood. “You never saw him again?” I shook my head. “Two survivors said he’d been captured. But I never could find out.”Continue reading “Belated Goodbye”

100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week 119 – Carried on a Song

It’s nice to be able to participate again this week in Julia’s 100-word story challenge. It’s been a while since I got a chance to take part, so I’ve enjoyed this time around, and I hope the rest of you are enjoying coming up with your own stories as well. Here’s my offering: CARRIED ONContinue reading “100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week 119 – Carried on a Song”

‘As I Sat On The Bus’ Writing Challenge: Week of 6/23/13

AS CODY SAT ON THE BUS As Cody sat on the cracked seat at the back of the bus, jostled by the jerky movement of the nearly worn-out vehicle, he couldn’t get her off his mind. He kept seeing her smile, hearing her throaty laugh at his flimsy excuse for jokes. He could still feelContinue reading “‘As I Sat On The Bus’ Writing Challenge: Week of 6/23/13”

Friday Fictioneers – 6/28/13 — ‘Racing for a Second Chance’

RACING FOR A SECOND CHANCE Lungs burning, gulping breath, she could hardly see. Keep running: her mantra. The bus was gaining speed rapidly. Keep running. Have to catch it! Have to stop him! Best thing in whole life … How could I …? But submission to her family’s pride was a life-long habit – nearlyContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers – 6/28/13 — ‘Racing for a Second Chance’”