Blogshorts, Day 10: Dog Days of Summers

Dog Days of Summers 10 The room is not hard to find. I have a sense they say. A gift. The space is lit dimly. Quiet. The monitors pulse their bright colors, their beepings silenced. There is no need. I make my way to her, draw in her aroma. Close now. My snout pries her…

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Blogshorts, Day 6: Dog Days of Summers

Today is Day #6 of of Blogdramedy’s Summer Writing Challenge: Blogshorts. The theme this year is the Dog Days of Summer. 10 days, 10 dogs (nine of which were famous dog-characters chosen by Blogdramedy as inspiration), each story 110 words. Today’s dog is Snoopy, likely the world’s most renown beagle. Dog Days of Summers 6 I am never…

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Blogshorts, Day 3: Dog Days of Summers

Today is Day #3 of of Blogdramedy’s Summer Writing Challenge: Blogshorts. The theme this year is the Dog Days of Summer. 10 days, 10 dogs (nine of which were famous dog-characters chosen by Blogdramedy as inspiration), each story 110 words. Today’s dog is Lassie. Dog Days of Summers 3 The tiny reading lamp burning beneath the bedsheet, Carolyn…

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BlogFestivus, Day Seven: Seasons Change

Thanks for coming back to this year’s BlogFestivus writing challenge. Nine stories that are supposed to take inspiration from the nine reindeer on Santa’s sleigh. Today is Day Seven– Donner. Today, you get that double-dose so that I can be back on track. This is the second of today’s installments, so if you’re seeing this one in…

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BlogFestivus, Day Six: Seasons Change

Thanks for coming back to this year’s BlogFestivus writing challenge. Nine stories that are supposed to take inspiration from the nine reindeer on Santa’s sleigh. Today is Day Six – Cupid. Today, you get that double-dose so that I can be back on track. This is the first of today’s installments. Previous chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 She was seated…

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BlogFestivus, Day Three: Seasons Change

Thanks for coming back to this year’s BlogFestivus writing challenge. Nine stories that are supposed to take inspiration from the nine reindeer on Santa’s sleigh. Today is Day Three – Prancer. Previous chapters: 1 2 3 Holly stared at the fire unconsciously rubbing her bruised shoulder, her class’s midterm papers untouched on the ottoman. She was tired and preoccupied…

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Friday Flashback Drabble: Yellow

After reading through a good deal of old posts for this week’s “blogiversary” post, I thought I’d spend just a little more time reminiscing and re-post what I think is my favorite drabble. This was one from before the Vox-to-Wordpress conversion, so hopefully it’s not just a rerun for everyone. Yellow That day, the sunflower…

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Friday Drabble: Awakenings

A drabble is a very short story of exactly 100 words. Feel free to join in and write your own drabbles on Fridays and tag them with “friday drabble” and on Twitter with the hashtag #fridaydrabble. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you get a double – 200 words. Awakenings Standing offstage, he rubbed his sweaty palms…

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BlogFestivus, Day Twelve: Time Marches On

Blogfestivus is a creative writing challenge issued by that sentimental elf Blogdramedy. Twelve days of 144-word stories based on the popular “Twelve Days of Christmas” song. Day Twelve is “Twelve Drummers Drumming”. Time Marches On He hoisted Jimmy, who was getting a little big for this, onto his shoulders so he could watch the parade. John didn’t…

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BlogFestivus, Day Eleven: On The Job

Blogfestivus is a creative writing challenge issued by that brainy elf Blogdramedy. Twelve days of 144-word stories based on the popular “Twelve Days of Christmas” song. Day Eleven is “Eleven Pipers Piping”. On The Job “Hey, Joe – what’s been eating you?” asked his supervisor. “This plumbing for this high rise isn’t going to install itself, you…

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