Below is my submission to 3 Line Tales: Week 6
For details regarding the series: A Story from 10 Words, please read my about page, and feel free to contact me with your own 10 words and I will write you a story!
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This week’s submission came from a dear friend of mine, Aubrey Kelly! She is the wonderful woman who took the headshot of me that adorns this website. A multi-talented woman who I honestly think is amazing at everything she does. I can’t say enough good things about her… except she tends to chide me about how long I take to shower 😉
Her submission details are as follows:
10 words: snow, darkness, pristine, peace, desolate, quiet, loss, love, travel, distant.
Theme; tragedy and/or drama. What can I say, I love a good depressing tale.
Oh, and a song… uhhh… if I can choose one without words then Open Set by The Gloaming. Alternatively, Rebellion by Arcade Fire.
This is the story I created from it:
So, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth (for those that care 🙂 ) I’ve just hit a wall where I had to ask myself some tough questions. Continue reading
The United States is in the preliminary process of electing a new president. The great debacle otherwise known as…
The Lesser of Two Evils:
A Game Where We Pick A Winner and Everyone Loses!
That sounds like pessimism, and I am sure there are a whole slew of people pipping up to give me all their reasons why their candidate isn’t all that bad, but the reality is – in my humble opinion – that the two party system in America is a system built to breed division. Continue reading
This is my first shot at Flash Fiction. Let me know what you think…
Pinpoint a moment in your past where you had to make a big decision. Write about that other alternate life that could have unfolded.
The day was March 11th, 2011. I was living in a small town, teaching English to junior high school students. It was their graduation day that day, a whole class of children were moving on to high school in a week. Many cried, many laughed. To be honest, up until 2:45 that day, it had been a really good day.
The graduation finished at around noon and the teachers all headed back to the staff room to pretend to work. I sat at my desk, typing away as always. I was trying to put the last touches on the novel I was writing.
Then it hit. I heard it coming up through the ground before I felt it, and every sense in my mind told me to run. I shot up from my desk, slammed my computer shut, and bolted for the door. The other teachers actually laughed at me.
They wouldn’t be laughing long… Continue reading
Due to circumstances beyond my control I won’t be able to publish this week’s A Story from 10 Words. It’s been a rather hectic week and it ended in much the same fashion.
I could rush the work and produce something below my standards, but that serves no good purpose.
That being the case, I will be moving the schedule back a week and I thank all of the loyal readers of this series for your patience and understanding! Continue reading