1,000 Words or Less…….In the Darkness of the Night

The night was pitch black. It was the type of darkness usually reserved for the stuff of nightmares. The sky was a mass of thick, impenetrable clouds, preventing so much as iota of the stars or moon's gentle light from passing through. There were no cities or towns to offer a beacon of hope. THere … Continue reading 1,000 Words or Less…….In the Darkness of the Night

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1,000 Words–or Less: Just One More. . . .

Just one more. . . . Five years old and I'm staring at the lone cookie on grandma's hand crafted ceramic plate. Baking day is my favorite day at grandma's--especially cookie day. We always share. Cookies are supposed to be an even dozen. I must've eaten too much dough--there's only eleven. I look into her … Continue reading 1,000 Words–or Less: Just One More. . . .

1,000 Words…….or less: The Wolf, the Wood, and Little Red Riding Hood

I strode between thick, towering trees, trailed by the gentle crackle of brittle leaves that were crushed beneath my feet. A thick cloud of fog blanketed the canopy, blocking out the sky and sending thin, spider web-like tendrils curling around the trees. The air was chilled and carried the ominous feel of a cave hidden … Continue reading 1,000 Words…….or less: The Wolf, the Wood, and Little Red Riding Hood

Six Weeks

You have six weeks to live. Those words would send terror racing through the hearts of most men. Not so for Bill, a forty-two year old shoe-salesman, husband, and father of two. He was--shockingly--both pleased and liberated by the news. Of course, most men hadn't endured his life. He'd had dreams once. In high school … Continue reading Six Weeks