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…

Incubus

Originally posted on lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown:
image from the public domain Incubus The barker at the Carnival was handsome, dark and winning. One hand signaled passersby, the other hand was spinning round and round a roulette wheel covered with glassware jars around them, painted pentagrams of circles around stars. “Throw a…

#Double Etheree – Payback Time

Payback Time Witch fixing failed potion outside her tree Crazed incantation Setting fire ablaze About to taste sweet revenge on the fling who betrayed her trust He unlocked her chest and stole her things Freely broke her heart into smithereens Her pet owl’s eyes are gaping in concern Tree spirits are materializing Raven hair dancing in…

#Fable – Once Upon a Time

“Time is the longest distance between two places.” – Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagarie Once upon a time, in the enchanted woodlands the shades of green are subdued as orbs of gold catch the sunshine within the morning dewdrops that rest upon the blades of grass Golden autumn leaves burst into confetti as Thousands of…