Flash Fiction – Leave the Lights On

January 21, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that rephrases “light at the end of the tunnel.” Think of how the cliche replacement communicates a hopeful ending and aligns with your character or story. Go where the prompt leads! Leave The Lights On We used to think there was... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction – Mail Order Bride

Mail Order Bride "Bring me more food, woman!”  Sam yelled at Ming Li. Sam had used an online site to find a bride from another country. He, being a privileged white American male, just naturally assumed that his new bride didn’t speak any English. So, he mostly pointed and yelled a lot. Once she brought... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction – Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie Apocalypse Marcus had spent his whole adult life prepping his house with all kinds of weapons and rations in case of a zombie attack. One night, while watching the news, he heard something outside his house. Marcus got his shot gun and opened the door to see a zombie with green skin and ragged... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction – Hitchhiker

When I saw her, she was standing alone on the side of the road in the dark. When I pulled over, she got in without saying anything. She hung her head low covering her face with her long brown hair.  "Where are you going?" I asked turning back onto the road. I noticed she had... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction – Dinner Party

Thud Thud Anxiety builds. Sweat drips down his face as Michael tries to act natural as he eats. Jazz music plays sweetly throughout the room. Nancy keeps looking at Michael as if he is nervous to be meeting her parents for the first time. Thud Thud Nancy's father tries to make small talk and use... Continue Reading →

Short Story – The Ravine

The Ravine By Heather Gonzalez   The sun peeked through the windows and kissed my cheek to wake me up. Those are always my favorite kind of mornings. After such gloomy, cloudy days, I was ready to feel the sun against my skin again.    The house was quiet which unusual for the weekend, but... Continue Reading →

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