A Defining Moment

In her recent post, Charli Mills suggested that the classic formula used to create a ‘hero’s journey’ in a story or novel could be applied to any work of fiction or non fiction. Her challenge this week was an exercise to write a story in 99 words (no more, no less) that “rethinks the hero”.... Continue Reading →

The Rehearsal

Tim tosses his sister her playtime nurse’s outfit.   “But I want the stethoscope.” Sally says.  “Can’t, ‘cause I’m the doctor.” “Says who?” “Me. Now hurry!” Sally throws on the costume, grabs her doll off the bed and plods along behind her brother. They tiptoe down the stairs and are sneaking past the coat closet when... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Mom

Charli Mills’ March 18 2021 Flash Fiction Challenge was to write a story in 99 words (no more, no less) that takes place one year later. It can be any year. Explore the past year or another significant passing of time to the character. As always, she suggests we go where the prompt leads us.  ... Continue Reading →

Coffee Chat

Do you remember your first cup of coffee ever? I had my first cup a month shy of my 16th birthday. I was a counselor at a summer camp and the mess hall cooks always made gallons of it in the morning and at lunch. They knew all the counselors needed this elixir to keep... Continue Reading →

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