• Smitten (a five-minute #freewrite)

    “He has warm amber eyes. They are as liquid gold, gleaming bright beneath the rays of a full sun,” Lily swooned. “I could stare into them forever. And ever. And ever!” “Calm your farm,” Chloe rolled her eyes and sipped her tea. “You’ve been blinded by his golden sheen. Look at you. If your grin gets any larger your face will split in half, your brain will fall out. Maybe it already has.” Lily’s infatuated grin widened impossibly further and Chloe winced, waiting for the inevitable crack. It didn’t. If this were a horror comedy, her face would halve and a creature would have crawled out, grinning with teeny tiny…

  • Stale Pepperoni Pizza (a five-minute #freewrite)

    The stale pepperoni pizza glares up at me and I glare right back before stabbing it with a dirty fork. Pizza and a fork? ‘Unthinkable,’ I hear you think as loud as though you were speaking, but I can’t get my fingers dirty; the water situation in this apartment is… lacking, for lack of better word. This was life these days. When we were children we proclaimed that we couldn’t wait to become adults, to rule the world, and now I am one. And I most certainly am not ruling anything, unless you count this days old pizza. I am Adult, Lord of the Stale Pizza, and I don’t want…

  • Whims of the Icelvare (a story in progress)

    Stone buildings lay in pieces upon the snow-dusted dirt, their crumbled remains strewn about shattered glass that glittered as diamonds beneath the sunrays, and white scorchmarks, gleaming with cyan edging, painted the destruction with intense, jagged streaks. It was oddly beautiful, but it wasn’t a sight to be admired. Avelae leaned out from behind the safety of a boulder and peered across the ravaged fields, her unshed tears threatening to burst free and run raging rivers that mimicked her raging pulse. Why had the creature attacked? They had lived side-by-side in harmony until now. What had they done to deserve this violence, this death? SCCCRROOOOOOOAAARRRRRRR! Her blood froze. It was…