Wednesday Prompt Smash: Woes

Prompt: Woes of a children’s music group Word Limit: 250 words “They’re rushing the stage!” “Everybody get back, get back!” “They’re biting me!” “AHHH!” Gordon woke with a start, his lungs burning from yelling and his eyes blown wide. There was no chance he was getting back to sleep tonight. The bedroom was quiet, he’d … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Woes

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Gratitude

Yesterday I had the delight of receiving my copies of Beginnings – An Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology. It was an absolute thrill to open up the box and see all the books inside, knowing my short story was in there. The best thing Better than that feeling though, better than selling signed copies and getting … Continue reading Gratitude

Wednesday Prompt Smash

Prompt: Suited to success Word Limit: 200 words “What a little genius,” “She’s going to be someone important someday,” “How talented,” Everyone cooed over the nine year old girl. She was a sensible child, interested in sensible things and dressed in practical clothing. All the relatives always fussed over her, she was a smart child … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash

Wednesday Prompt Smash: You disgust me

Prompt: “You disgust me, all you humans do.” Word Limit: 250 words “You disgust me, all you humans do.” Marak grunted as Nate slurped soup from his bowl. They were a bit of a hodgepodge scouting party, a unified effort of the New Order Alliance. There was Nate representing the Humans of Avernis, Marak and … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: You disgust me

Saturday word of the Day: Punctilio 

*Punctilio: Strictness or exactness in the observance of formalities or amenities  Mother was always one for punctilio, never was a single object left out of place and never was a guest left ungreeted. It was a stifling upbringing but it helped to teach me all the proper behaviours for mingling with the upper class. Such … Continue reading Saturday word of the Day: Punctilio 

Saturday word of the day: Terraqueous

*Terraqueous: consisting of land and water, as the Earth For years we searched the galaxy, trying to find a livable terraqueous planet such as our big blue earth. For decades we pondered if we were alone in this vast universe, if all the other planets had done their laps and all the other galaxies had … Continue reading Saturday word of the day: Terraqueous

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Battered old photograph

A/N: Tim's work Prompt: Battered old photograph Word Limit: 500 words Elise was an old woman, getting near 90 years of age; she had wrinkles and frown lines. Her long white hair was rather thin and waspy, and her smile was extremely crooked. She had lived a long life, not a particularly good one she … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Battered old photograph

Saturday word of the day: Selenology

*Selenology: the branch of astronomy that deals with the nature and origin of the physical features of the moon. "Isn't it beautiful," papa used to say staring lovingly up at the night sky. For hours he would gaze through the telescope and take notes of what he saw. "What amazing craters." Sometimes he would remark. … Continue reading Saturday word of the day: Selenology