She stared up at the stars, clutching her stuffed Varactyl tightly to her chest, watching as the stars twinkled in the inky blackness above her bed. Normally, her father did not let her leave the shades open at bedtime, but she had been sad today, so open they had remained. Her brother had acted sullen … Continue reading Monthly Writing Challenge (June 2022: A Father’s Day Special)
The rain stung their faces like whips as the wind howled through the canyon. The small form beside him trembled violently. Savos reached beside him, tucking all the furs and blankets tightly around the child. He pulled her closer into his side, cupping his arm around her small shoulders to keep her closer to his … Continue reading The Three Towers: Prelude
Anyway… she was getting distracted. Diana was dying. The muscles in her arms ached, her legs were beginning to go numb. The hallucinations were beginning to set in, she was hearing voices.
Martin watched her. There was something about her, he could feel it. She could be it; the reason he needed, the reason to believe again.
December 2021 Prompt: Something A Little Different; A Christmas Story Holly had always been a little different. Ever since she had been a small girl, she had recognized her differences. The other girls always had their bows just perfect, their giggles sounded like jingling bells, and their demeanor could always be described as ‘sugar and … Continue reading Monthly Writing Challenge (December 2021: A Christmas Story)
November 2021 Prompt: A Thing To Be Grateful For; an Elder Scrolls tale The sun was hot on Morga’s face, but the wind blowing down the slopes of the Druadach Mountains was icy. She smiled as the wind tousled her long, raven-black hair; it was a welcome respite, even if the work was exhausting. Picking … Continue reading Monthly Writing Challenge (November 2021)
Before, ten years ago The status of the text flipped from ‘unread’ to ‘read’. Loren continued to stare at her phone impatiently waiting for the typing dots to appear next. But nothing happened. She scrolled up, cringing at their last messages. A couple of days prior, she had written a crafty piece on “another friend” … Continue reading One More Night – Part One
October 2021 Prompt: A unexpected party guest; "He Is" by Ghost https://open.spotify.com/track/4Z1eki45zLvtU5Mbk9kM7K?si=C-cmERftQfO9TyEMN7R0YA&utm_source=cohttps://open.spotify.com/track/4Z1eki45zLvtU5Mbk9kM7K?si=C-cmERftQfO9TyEMN7R0YA&utm_source=copy-linkpy-link Balancing the seven pizza warmer bags precariously on top of her palm, Cirice attempted to persuade her car’s door to unlock. It did not matter how many times Tony looked at it for her, the damned thing always jammed. And always when she … Continue reading Monthly Writing Challenge (October 2021: A Halloween Story)
September 2021 Prompt: Change Change was coming to Firenze. She could taste it on the air and feel it in the land. The colors were changing, altering, different than they had once been. The creatures that had once greeted her with delight, were no longer seen. The songbirds that serenaded her had fallen silent. … Continue reading Monthly Writing Challenge (September 2021)
August 2021 Prompt: Write a scene/story including fireflies (in this instance, torchbugs - a bug like fireflies in the Elder Scrolls universe). (https://www.bryndonovan.com/2016/05/20/50-writing-prompts-inspired-by-summer/) The air was heavy, thick with the threat of rain. Her skin felt clammy, her dark hair sticking to the dampness of her skin. Beads of sweat would gather on her forehead, … Continue reading Line-A-Day Short Story (August 2021)