Fade to Blue

Written with my Thursday night group with the prompts:  he had given up speaking to anyone but Molly, confidant and clown, double orange doors, Blue Planet, need a plan, must have a goal, always cleaned up behind himself, pillow confessions Tim had given up speaking to anyone but Molly a long time ago. Thanks to … Continue reading Fade to Blue

The Sad Story of the Broken Can Opener

Written with my Thursday group with the prompts:  fascinating, taking orders, Irish Black Pudding, over the top, sat in surgical peace, you get, they loved my Freddie but they loved his money more, the valley of love, the sound of Henry crying, smack dab on the, try another, you get what you pay for.  I … Continue reading The Sad Story of the Broken Can Opener

The Poet, The Coyote, and The Canon Wireless Printer

It was a pretty simple prompt the other night:  in the tradition of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, give your story an enticing three-item title.  Sorry to sound like an ad for Canon, but I’d just bought a new printer so it was on my mind.  The bigger reason I’m including the brand … Continue reading The Poet, The Coyote, and The Canon Wireless Printer

Fur Slippers

Written with my Thursday night group with the prompts:  Evelyn was three years older, bingo, when the killing began, felt kinda sorry for her, dance with your eyes closed, brown shoes “Did you know,” Evelyn began, “there was an error in the Grimm Brothers translation?  They weren’t glass slippers,” she declared with a heavy emphasis … Continue reading Fur Slippers

Resisting Every Inch of the Way

Resisting Every Inch of the Way Written with my Thursday night group with the prompts:  dates with nothing in them, a gun fighter and a bag of gold, resisting every inch of the way, everything will be all right, comfortable being, pipe dream, she wondered about the moment, illegal immigrant, a small squeak, everything is … Continue reading Resisting Every Inch of the Way

Yearning

Written with my Thursday night group with the prompts:  34 states, a black silk frog, blue silk dress, bruised knees, the strange sensation of of wearing someone else’s clothes, close to midnight, awareness, love your work, friendly strangers, bee-friendly plant, yearning Melinda dreamed she was in an airport wearing a blue silk dress that fastened … Continue reading Yearning

One At A Time

Written with my Thursday night group with he prompts:  Howard Johnson’s, she liked it because she didn’t have to tell them her name, the toothache wouldn’t go away, but you knew that, be here, it was unusual and delightful, finally figured it out, bursting pomegranate, give me a little sugar, just shut up, are you … Continue reading One At A Time

Change

Change Written with my Thursday night group with the prompts:  13 new ways to . . . , ended up in the living room, change, nobody breaks my heart, enduring, I hate it when that happens, manifest “13 Ways to Save Money” the headline said, and the #1 way was to empty the change out … Continue reading Change

While Strawberries Are Still Green

Written with my Thursday night group with the prompts:  the green ones are strawberries, yearning, simplified, summer, breasts, at my worst, wearing his BAM gear, so luxurious, top ten reasons, shared experiences, two changed their minds, preppers, empty nesters, I asked for a kiss she gave me a___, solar flares He came to my door … Continue reading While Strawberries Are Still Green