Tag Archives: sad

Beauty Queen

Day 14: 300 words. Prompt was Mirror and Vermillion – “I believe we’ll have to tuck things in a bit here.” Patricia’s mother smoothed a hand down her bare side, pinching the skin by her hip. She looked at the hand in question, the skin dotted with aged spots that didn’t match the seemingly ageless …

Faded photograph 

Sara placed her ear on her mama’s chest and listened to the rattle rattle that lived inside her.  “Mama, you’re rattlin’ again.” She giggled as she listened.  Her mama gave a great wracking cough that vibrated her whole head. It silenced the rattle so all she heard was her mama’s faint heartbeat. Sara heard the …

Caught

This story is kind of my baby. It’s my baby I’ve let languish away for a the last year or more because I wasn’t sure what else to do with it. When you love something, you let it rot in your finished stories pile? So, I guess I’ll post parts of it here. Maybe I’ll post …

Return

Trying to keep up with a daily post in November since I’m not doing NaNo this year. I heard It Must Have Been Love by Roxette yesterday. It reminded of an old story I’d written. A bit sketchy, but I like the feel. — “You’re just going to let me go? We can’t even talk …

Don’t Go

Unedited sketch His stomach dropped as her words registered. Bile surged up in his throat, but he swallowed it down and met her eyes. The resignation in her gaze nearly unmanned him. “Why are you just telling me this?” It was impossible to keep his voice from cracking as he spoke. Pain rippled across her …