A-to-Z Challenge: Emerald

#Haibun – Emerald Castle Shrunken by a type of a ray gun developed by a scientist who wanted to sabotage her, Sylvia decides to embark on a quest to Emerald City where she has heard tales of a wizard who can undo the damage. Panting from the aftermath of a courageous battle with a blood-sucking…

#Haibun – A Bishop’s Walk

“My hair may turn white as frost before I return from those fabled places – or maybe I won’t return at all.”, ” … I felt three thousand miles rushing through my heart, the whole world only a dream.“ Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), Narrow Road to the Interior  Take a lonely path Beyond the arch, his…

Tell The Story Challenge – A Date and A Thrill

The Dark Netizen has tagged me in a challenge created by Eclectic Contrarian. I would tell a story based on the photo that the tagger gives me. The doorbell rang. Sophia looked out the front window and saw Dwayne standing there with a mixed bouquet behind his back. She opened the door, “Hi Dwayne! What’s…

Wintry Virtual Reality

My friend knew that I was intent on exploring a stimulating new hobbyso she gave me a gift of virtual reality for Christmasand helped me strap on the goggles over my eyes. Anticipating a special adventure,I wake up in a red telephone booth which transported me into a kind of magical wintry masterpiecein the snowfall…

The Elephant in the Room

“Avoiding conflict of even the tiniest kind, she was exactly the…” Page 7, Line 5 of Ghosts and Echoes by Lyn Benedict …wrong person for the job. Elysia belonged in the safe confines of her research lab. Yet, here she is face to face with a gigantic elephant waiting for the perfect opportunity to ram…

Friday Follies: Ep 1.4 – Sticky Scandal

Psstt…..National Enquirer! After you’re finished dealing with the lunacy surrounding the story of Prince Charles, I got a question and a possible leading story for you! I came across this label that ensorcelled me today, and I’m dying to know what the scandal is! All of the sudden, this gum was censored, and I’m wondering…

#Poetic Short Story- Grand Performance

Dawn, a single light in the empty sky,agreed that it was Mother Nature’s cue to flourish. Her sultry figure illuminatedonce Dawn’s sun rays rose above the curtain of shadows in the forest that lies beyondthe horizon. In the spotlight,Mother Nature bloomed as she gave the finest performance of her lifecharming her lovely floral audience that…

#VJWC: If I was an Ice Cream Flavor…

Thinking yourself as an ice cream flavor is a quirky way to describe one’s character. Feeling inspired by Chiru’s post on ice cream and Ice Cream Magazine, I wanted to share with you an old entry that I wrote for Unigo’s Flavor of the Month scholarship a few years ago. I wrote it in the…

Sacrifice: A Burnt Offering

“My destiny is to save others so that their destinies may be achieved.” – Benevolent Bodyguard, Magic the Gathering Discovered a new challenge via Fandango. Teresa from The Haunted Wordsmith gave an fun prompt: “open a book — any book — to page 62 (physical or ebook) and copy line 6. Then use it in…

SoCs Saturday: Point

Found a new prompt titled Stream of Consciousness yesterday from LindaGHill’s blog. Keyword is point. “Open a book on your lap, close your eyes, and put your finger on the page. Whatever you land on, whether it be a word, a phrase, or a sentence, write about it. Enjoy!” I opened to a page in…