Vanessa sat at the window, watching the traffic. The drizzle and persistent grey skies matched her mood, not a storm, but definitely not clearing up anytime soon. Her reflection stared back at her, a pale face and dark hair fading into the street. Somewhere in the back of the house, Vanessa heard music. Faint tinny […]
Chapter 16: The Chapter wherein Hero finds a powerful ally, and meets a stranger who claims to be a friend I blinked in the darkness, feeling like an idiot for even trying to call a cerberus. What did I think was going to happen? Some three-headed dog was going walk out of hell and lick […]
March 1 Maybe I’ll even ask her he thought as he gathered his backpack and left the class. The Humanities Building loomed before him, a brick & plaster monstrosity. As the school expanded so did the building. Floors were added and new wings jutted from every side. #WIPWordSearch *** Her communicator chirped at her. She […]
Chapter 15: The chapter wherein, Hero receives the “how-to” manual she so desperately wanted but is left with many more questions, yet she still chooses to become part of the preterworld. I sat downstairs for about ten minutes. I never heard a sound from upstairs. Finally, I heard someone coming down the stairs. I saw […]
Chapter 13: The chapter wherein Hero has a temper tantrum. I found Jenny sitting on the backsteps, smoking. She’d quit years ago, but I knew that sometimes she still had an occasional cigarette – usually after having to deal with her family. “Jen,” I sat down next to her, “He’s gone.” She took another drag […]
All my flash fiction from Twitter in one place. January 1 Maggie sent her final analysis into the boss before shutting down her computer. It had been a long week of number crunching,& she knew he’d be pissed off that her conclusion wasn’t what he wanted. The data didn’t lie though. #1lineWed *** She heard […]
Chapter 12: The chapter wherein our Heroine finds a zombie at her door and a lawyer behaves in a thoroughly unprofessional manner. My alarm clock went off far too soon for my liking, but I managed to sit up and turn it off, without giving in to my desire to hurl it across the […]
Chapter Eleven: The chapter wherein the handsome detective sees Hero to her door, and Jenny helps Hero get her messages. The rest of the date, or not date, with Kyle went pretty well. It took a while for both of us to shake off the calls from dead people and the murder issue, but we […]
Chapter Ten: Hero learns that her mysterious messages are just static to Jenny. So Hero agrees to a date with the dashing, and dangerous, Detective Kyle to enlist his aid in tracking down a murderer most fiendish.
Chapter 9: Hero makes difficult phone calls and learns that Aunt Dee had more secrets than previously guessed. Strange phone calls infest Hero’s day. The next morning, I woke up and heard Jenny in the shower. I vaguely remembered her coming back, but I guess I’d been mostly asleep again. I found myself having less […]
Chapter Eight: Hero and Jenny have a delightful dinner. Hero runs into that nice, young man, who might be a stalker intending her harm. I sat lost in my own thoughts for a few minutes, and Aidan seemed content to let me think about everything he’d said. I glanced at Jenny and saw that she […]
Chapter Seven: Hero continues to struggle with Jenny’s transformation but is chagrined to realize she has forgotten an appointment and heads off to meet the mortician and his son. Jenny prompted me to drink my coffee, and we sat in silence. I was trying to make sense of everything Jenny had told me, but I […]
December 2019 FlashFiction Dec 2, 2019 Amanda followed Dinah on to the stage at the end of the leash. “Good evening, gentleman,” Dinah called out over the whoops of the guests. Amanda blushed. Her father’s banker was in the front row. She’d sat across countless dinner tables with him. #MuseMon
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