Tag Archives: short fiction

Honor ~ Trent P. McDonald #writephoto

The way the sun rose sluggishly that morning; the way the mist clung to the tree branches, refusing to let go; the way the birds wouldn’t roost or stop to eat at any of the feeders, restlessly flapping from place … Continue reading

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Microfiction: Untrodden ~ Isabel Caves #writephoto

They ask me why I walk alone in the snow. In the cold where no one else walks. Where the trees are bare and the moon is far. They see only loneliness in the white. But I cherish the snow. … Continue reading

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Calm Before the Storm ~ Yinglan #writephoto

Her nervousness fades and heartbeat slows as the small row boat travels downstream. “Just relax,” she tells herself as she lies in the boat. Hugging her journal ever closer to her chest, she shifts her attention to the cloudless blue … Continue reading

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Disappear ~ Yinglan #writephoto

With six-pack of beer on his passenger seat, Eddy pulled over to the shoulder. There, he parked the car, shut off the ignition with a turn of the key, and leaned back in his seat. He sighed and grabbed one … Continue reading

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Crossways ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

There must have been a road here once, two, and the stone marks the junction. I touch the cold moss, my feet buried in bracken, and wonder how long since anyone walked these roads, since there were roads to walk. … Continue reading

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The Legend of Earth ~ James Pyles #writephoto

Luke Wallace stumbled over the alien terrain as the dawning sun rose to his left, but it was the twinkling of tiny lights directly in his path that had been holding his attention for the past three hours. The biologist … Continue reading

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Farewell ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

The last time I participated in Sue’s photo challenge was the Pillars, because it was so apt for the novel I was rewriting. I’m rewriting another story now, and this photo is so exactly right, I have to slip this … Continue reading

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Inside the Great Temple ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

This morning the Oracle gave me a poem based on my rewriting. Looking at Sue’s photo for this week’s Thursday Writephoto prompt, I see that this is also from the story. Here is a section from the end of Book … Continue reading

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The Algerian Exchange ~ James Pyles #writephoto

Twenty-five year old Eileen Kateb could only hear the sound of her own breathing and her soft footfalls as she slowly made her way between the columns of the Cathedral de Sacre Coeur, which had recently been converted to a … Continue reading

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Track ~ Trent P. McDonald #writephoto

“This way.” “Are you sure?” Merle was pointing down a dry stream bed with his walking staff. Or perhaps “up the stream bed”, since the direction went against the flow of water. The path looked torturous and I couldn’t imagine … Continue reading

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