Writetober – Prompt 4 Key

                He held it clenched tightly in his hand.  So tightly, he could feel the cool metal imprinting into his skin.  He was terrified, horrified, and filled with a sorrow than ran so deeply, he thought he might drown in it.  She was gone, and there had been nothing he could do to stop it. […]

Writetober – Prompt 3 – Cricket

                It was that damned sound.  It drove him to distraction, the incessant chirping happening day after day and night after night.  It made his skin crawl, made his ears ring as he listened to the sounds echoing in through his windows.                 Windows he had shut and sealed with duct tape and glue to […]

Writetober 2020 – Prompt 2 – Disguise

                Her lipstick was called vixen red, and she glided it over her lips slowly.  Once her lips were coated, she laid the lipstick aside and stared at herself in the mirror.  With a sigh she fluffed her freshly dyed brown hair, fingering the curls she was not accustomed to having.  She had wanted a […]

Writeober 2020 – Prompt 1 – Scroll

She held the scroll with trembling fingers. Her mother had told her this day would come. Had told her to be prepared to receive it. How could something so small, be so intimidating? Just simple brown parchment curled up, a blue was circle imprinted with the King’s crest holding it shut. “Casey, you have to […]

First Baby Step

Have you ever done something so trivial to other people, and yet so scary to yourself that it set your heart racing?  You sit there, in your chair, staring at the monitor screen of a computer, the options splayed before you, barely more than a click away.  A computer mouse click you have made millions of times before, but suddenly seems impossible.  A daunting task that makes you want to scream and run away in terror.