Trapped

“How did you know?” I asked not sure I wanted the answer. I though I had been careful. I thought she trusted me. Maybe this thought led to her discovery. I’d become too careless and now she hovered over me in the cramped hallway. It hadn’t always been this narrow, had it? “How did I … More Trapped

Untouched

I lived in this town my whole life, and most of the time that’s fine by me. But in the late fall when the sky fills with birds migrating south for the winter, traveling thousands of miles, I get homesick for places I’ve never been. Places like the highest point of a mountain, where the … More Untouched

The Corner Booth

Use imagery as you write for fifteen minutes about your character trying a new restaurant. “I’ll take the corner booth,” she told the waiter quietly, tucking a loose strand of hair behind her ear. He was tall and gangly looking as he shrugged and gestured for her to follow him through the dark, romantic restaurant. She … More The Corner Booth

On Leave

  Walker gripped the steering wheel tighter and turned the music up louder. He found his eyes dropping further with each moment, feeling the fatigue wash over him. In the seat next to him his buddy, Will, was just starting to wake up. They were making their way from Colorado back to Oregon, hopefully to … More On Leave

Training

“Are you two going to teach me or just stand there gossiping?” I snapped tired of hearing the little whispering sessions between the two of them. Isaac’s head snapped up, glaring at me, and his jaw clenched. My body was still recovering from the beating I took last week. I still couldn’t understand how I … More Training

Diner Talk

Write a short story set in a restaurant. One character orders their favorite meal. The other character orders the same thing. One character leaves before the meal is over. “How have you been?” he asked his little brother, Emmett, who was shockingly tall compared to the last time they saw each other. Walker remembered how lanky … More Diner Talk

Immortality

April’s feet squished in the wet grass that was so green it nearly hurt her eyes. It was vibrant and rare considering what the world was becoming. She closed her eyes and listened to the sound of rushing water roaring in her ears. She was thinking about her brother, lost and alone somewhere she couldn’t seem … More Immortality