100 Word Story: Bus

The bus driver called into the rain “hop on!” The Army sergeant climbed in and started toward an open seat in back. From the front seat, a man with a brown hat stood. “Take this one, soldier. You need it.” The soldier nodded and sat. The other occupant of that front seat looked out the … Continue reading 100 Word Story: Bus

Avoidance

Another short story competition got me moving on as I wait for NaNoWriMo to begin. This one was for the "Horror" section of Scribophile. The photo prompt was this. Here's what I did with it: LeeAnn found the trailhead easily, despite the vague directions from the nervous hotel clerk. He had been very upset to … Continue reading Avoidance

On the First Night of NaNo – Doggerel Poetry and Holiday Tradition

My family has never really formed any ironclad holiday traditions. I mean, my grandma had a particular way that the tree was always decorated, and very definite ideas about when decorations go up (the day after Thanksgiving) and when they come down (January 6th), but since she passed away we have sort of played every holiday … Continue reading On the First Night of NaNo – Doggerel Poetry and Holiday Tradition