Flash Fiction, Short Story

Trapped

Living In The Dark I sit on a cot. Wrists shackled, they hang heavy, clamped to a chain which is attached to a wall made of damp, musty rock. I walk ten steps and it pulls tight. The scent of damp earth and excrement fills my nose with every breath. There is squeaking and scratching… Continue reading Trapped

Short Story

The Day The World Turned Red

All Bridget wanted was a normal birthday with her friends, but she got more than she bargained for. The calendar above her purple desk held bold red X’s, leading the countdown to the purple and yellow stars surrounding the 17th day of June. It was finally here. For months, she’d been excited for this day.… Continue reading The Day The World Turned Red

Flash Fiction, Short Story

Shifting Sand: Nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2021

A couple meets for a weekend getaway only to have it cut short. She opened the bright white door of room 111. Brown lattice hung behind the two queen-size beds striped in blood orange, pine green, and white. Claws from the feet of the end tables dug into the golden-brown shag carpet. A dark wooden… Continue reading Shifting Sand: Nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2021

Flash Fiction, School Projects, Short Story

Stale Cigarettes

A tale of two thieves The mirror behind him, spotted and hazy, held the room of half empty tables, a few regulars, and deep shadows. Smoke danced through the dimly lit room. The bartender wiped down the bar, covered in nicks and dips. He poured drinks as he moved up the bar. An old Wurlitzer… Continue reading Stale Cigarettes

Flash Fiction, School Projects, Short Story

An Uncomfortable Ride

An Uber ride and an unexpected turn of events The cool air blasted into the Town and Country minivan. It was a couple of years old now, but I loved my purchase. It fit my family of five, had all the fancy stuff, and made me a few extra bucks when a customer needed a… Continue reading An Uncomfortable Ride