Archive - 2015

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Magic Bottle
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Facing the Morning
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Haunted Forest
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First Day of Knowing Nothing
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Kite Flying
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Well of Secrets
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Bitter Tasting
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Kicking and Screaming
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Anniversary
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Family Treasures

Magic Bottle

There was a whimper from the back room. Ted turned to look, but the scowling bald man behind the counter let him know that his curiosity was not wanted. Ted swallowed and scanned the shelves of glass for something that might look magical. Perhaps he should get something very old looking and grubby or perhaps[…]

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Facing the Morning

Lilly stared up at the crack in the ceiling and pulled her covers up to her chin, unable to break the connection she felt with the crack that stared back at her. It felt as if all the expectations of the day would slip through it like a rain drop and land on her head.[…]

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Haunted Forest

I wanted to shout, but I was mute. Nothing came out. It’s hard to speak when all the air is knocked out of your body. I could only stare dumbly at the specter as it grinned revealing more of his skeletal form than I would ever wish to see. Invisible icy fingers were squeezing me[…]

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First Day of Knowing Nothing

The fragrant buns paraded past Kendra as she stood in the kitchen clenching her arms to her chest. It was her first day and she had been ordered to watch from the wall as the morning’s work was loaded up on trays and put on carts for delivery. “You’ll get squashed like a bug.” Don[…]

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Kite Flying

I wander through the field stepping over bumpy ground. Sam who has a 13 year old body but a 4 year old heart holds on to one of the sleeves of the jacket tied around my waist. Sam is bigger and older than me but I’m the big sister all the same. “Elsa, can I[…]

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Well of Secrets

“Secrets can kill.” I said as we stare down into the dark pit below us. I feel my skin crawl. It doesn’t want to go down there. I should listen to my body and it’s warnings but I know that there is nowhere safe left to go. I try to tell myself that Descending into[…]

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Bitter Tasting

She licked her lips not able to release the bitter taste from her tongue. That boy did not taste good. He was too nervous and it tainted his flavor. She told him she wanted to walk home alone. She listened to the click, click of her heels on the cement as she hurried to the[…]

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Kicking and Screaming

“So I guess we know his trigger.” I pressed my knees into Tyler’s back. “Oxygen?” Doug grunted as he pulled the rope tighter around Tyler’s hands. “We’re going to need more rope.” I nodded at this as Tyler kicked, fighting to free himself from his binds. I met Doug’s dark eyes. Beads of sweat formed[…]

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Anniversary

Glitter fell from the sky and dusted everyone. Soon running disco balls were seeking cover in doorways and cars. Jessica tugged her cap down trying to keep the sharp glitter from her eyes. People had stopped looking upward fairly quickly. Glitter is not friendly to the eyes. It was a glitter blizzard and no one[…]

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Family Treasures

Pickles were not her favorite. Sharon had been hiding them around the house all day. She was pretty sure she could fit a few behind the mystery jug on the top shelf. She tucked two jars under her arm and climbed up but the shelf tittered. She hopped down and reached over with her foot[…]

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