Category Archives: short fiction

In the Valley

Just a short piece of fiction for your reading pleasure… Eric rolled down his window to spit his gum out and nearly ran over a rattlesnake. He swerved to miss the slithering reptile, clenching the wheel to avoid running off … Continue reading

Posted in short fiction | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Secrets of the Mud Room Part 2

This week I’ve got the conclusion of The Secrets of the Mud Room. Enjoy! The neighbor kids had their own ideas. When we were small, their thoughts centered on toys. One thought she kept all the lost baseballs and roller … Continue reading

Posted in short fiction | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Secrets of the Mud Room Part 1

This week I’m sharing with you the first installment of a short story I wrote for my writer’s group. They got a chuckle out of it. Hope you do, too! The Secrets of the Mud Room For long as I … Continue reading

Posted in short fiction | Tagged | Leave a comment

About Face

  Here’s a short piece I wrote in response to the prompt “About face.” I’m beginning to think this could be the start of a novel. What do you think? About Face Jenny never could say for sure why she … Continue reading

Posted in short fiction | Tagged | Leave a comment

Misperceptions

A short story about a family argument that started because one person’s perception of the other was wrong. The argument started simply enough. “Now don’t be mad at me,” she said. You know that whenever someone leads with that line, … Continue reading

Posted in short fiction | Tagged | Leave a comment

There was a Knock at the Door

  This month my writer’s group chose “there was a knock at the door” for our writing prompt. For some reason, my mind went to a foggy night. Enjoy!     The mist rose, slowly advancing, blotting out the shapes … Continue reading

Posted in short fiction | Tagged | Leave a comment

Between the Leaves and the Snowflakes

This month my writer’s group came up with the prompt “between the falling leaves and the first snowflakes.” Here is where my imagination took that: It happened in a blink of an eye, like the time between the last leaf … Continue reading

Posted in short fiction | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Secrets of the Mud Room

Not a true story. As long as I could remember, my great-aunt Sharon never used her back door, the one that led from her kitchen to the back yard. Summers, she’d fill that back yard with a massive vegetable garden, … Continue reading

Posted in short fiction | Tagged | Leave a comment

Mischief Part 2

Last week I shared Part 1 of “Mischief.” Read on for the conclusion: Karen’s roommate Judy was incensed over the way Jeff had treated Karen. He’d even been talking marriage, then came up with a lame reason to break things … Continue reading

Posted in short fiction | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Mischief Part 1

When challenged to write a story on the theme of “mischief,” I didn’t have to think too hard. Here’s part 1.               Jeff dumped Karen, or so they told me. She, of course, was … Continue reading

Posted in short fiction | Tagged , | Leave a comment