Back to School

Writing Prompt from Poets and Writers Magazine: Back to School Ms. Taplick took a breath and straightened her back, bringing herself to her full five-foot three-inch stature. First impressions were so important, especially when she would have these kids for only a short time. If she could gain control immediately, the class always went more…

Saltwater Saves

Saltwater Savior It was the bird that saved her. The bird whose entire head was inside the little one’s mouth. The bird whose scrawny feet were just barely twitching as the little one suckled in apparent ecstasy. She hadn’t been to this side of the island. And for good reason, she thought, her legs aching…

Harry Potter flash / fan fiction

I’ve been playing with what to write next since I’ve completed my trilogy, SMUGGLERS IN PARADISE. I have a few ideas, but nothing has completely jelled for me yet. So, in order to keep in shape, I’ve started doing some writing prompts. This one is a flash fiction piece that was supposed to be 500…

Good things will come to you in due time

That was the fortune from the cookie that came with lunch today. Except when I ate the cookie it had gone soggy, either from the humidity or…I didn’t want to think about the other options. “Why can’t that good thing come right now, and be air conditioning,” I thought. Laying spread eagle on the cot…