Emptiness

Emptiness – Corina knew the experience well. As she entered the room overlooking the sea, a cool mist floated through the open window sweeping over her bare arms and face. He was gone. Her stubbornness drove him away. Unwilling to chip away the concrete that encapsulated her soul, she tried his patience. Leaning on the... Continue Reading →

A Message to First-time Writers

When I attended online college at Southern New Hampshire University, I built my WordPress blog site through an SNHU workshop. I didn't have much content to provide to visitors at that time. So, I set about posting many of my high-scoring essays. Since then, Google has recognized me as a legitimate site. For the past... Continue Reading →

Personal Prison

This story is the result of day one of the FlashNaNo 2021 challenge. The story prompt: Write a story that takes place in the dark. Carmen’s nightmares, although brief, caused her constant anxiety. She perceived them as realistic dreams that often generated confusion and dread. However, the reality of her dream state never left, and... Continue Reading →

Choose

They offered us three choices. When my planet died, we had nowhere to go, so we relied on other beings' help. If I could select a world to live on, it would be one of my creation. However, that was not a choice. They suggested to us three worlds, each with unique societies. One world... Continue Reading →

Restart

Starting over is common these days. It used to mean picking yourself up from a devastating, life-altering situation. These days it’s a way to cheat—to erase our blunders. People no longer need to learn from their self-made disasters or fateful circumstances. The world has gone mad—we cancel ourselves to become someone different. My neighbor is... Continue Reading →

Echo

Standing near the waterfall drowned the worries of the world. Echoes of a past life of spontaneous adventures swirled into images in the lake at the bottom. She heard nothing but the roar of water on the rocks below, and the expanding ripples in the lake formed visions of past, present, and future. The stillness of the moment mixed with the force of nature... Continue Reading →

Surrender

The invasion was sudden and took everyone by surprise—as invasions typically do. Nobody knew what they were or where they came from. It was apparent, though, they were not of this world. The city, in complete chaos, groaned as it burned to ashes. Death was imminent, and the old woman surrendered her sight as she... Continue Reading →

Soul Corridor – Brendan and Cara

Brendan ascended the steep jagged stone steps to the top of the cavern. He stopped for a moment, glanced down toward the valley, still amazed at the journey he had embarked on. His adventure, though short-lived, gave credence to the stories his grandfather told him. The ancient-looking texts in his grandfather’s library wielded outlandish stories... Continue Reading →

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