Saturday Word of the Day: Armamentarium

A/N: Just a very short piece today for a very long word. *Armamentarium: the aggregate of equipment, methods, and techniques available to one for carrying out one’s duties. Surely there is no better armamentarium for teaching the next generation than a library, with books on every topic to feed any craving for knowledge and books … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Armamentarium

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Wednesday Prompt Smash: The Monster Within

A/N: Had a lot of fun with this week's prompt, I'll let you decide what monster Andy is afraid to unleash (vampire, werewolf, something else?). As per usual if you have time check out Tim's work. Prompt: The Monster Within Word Limit: 150 words Ducking and weaving through the city streets, Andy could feel his … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: The Monster Within

Saturday Word of the Day: Backstairs

*Backstairs: secret, underhanded, or scandalous: backstairs gossip. “OH my gosh, can you believe what Delilah was up to?” “I know, I honestly expected so much more from her.” “Wait, what did she do?” “You hadn’t heard? Well, she was seen with a certain unsavoury_” “OH MY GOD STOP! Just stop, I won’t be part of … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Backstairs

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Jackpot

Prompt: Jackpot Word Limit: 200 words “5, 16, 48, 30, 2” “YESS!!!!” Jessie’s yell could be heard all the way down the street, George would even be willing to bet it could be heard the next street over. “YESS!” She was jumping up and down on the sofa in front of the TV, screaming at … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Jackpot

Saturday Word of the Day: Stanchless

*Stanchless: Incessant: a stanchless torrent of words. Cindy had a habit of rambling when she was anxious, a habit that frankly, Richard didn’t care for. Her stanchless droning was ever so irksome and he considered it a mystery how he had lived with it for so long before moving out. The two siblings were as … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Stanchless

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Everyone is off sick

A/N: I had my wisdom teeth (all four) removed on Friday, so I missed doing the Saturday Word of the Day this week. I’m still on painkillers and pretty out of it, so please bear with me if there are any spelling or grammar mistakes I have overlooked in today’s piece. Prompt: “Everyone is off … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Everyone is off sick

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Constant Headache

Prompt: Constant Headache Word Limit: 150 words The drilling had been going on for three months now, three very long months. Ever since it had started Aaron had been dealing with constant headaches. It was only meant to take a couple of weeks, the massive drill would pierce the fossil coverage and then miners would … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Constant Headache

Saturday Word of the Day: Brontide

*Brontide: a rumbling noise heard occasionally in some parts of the world, probably caused by seismic activity. There's a thundering noise, although the sky is clear, and a panicked look forms on Argus' face. "We should move," giving no explanation Argus begins walking off. "Wait, where are you going?" Joy yells out after him. "I'm … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Brontide

Wednesday Prompt Smash: The Oracle is dead

A/N: Sorry I didn't get this up yesterday, I had a hectic morning and currently have a wisdom tooth coming through which is causing me a bit of pain. Anyway, here's this week's prompt smash a day late. Prompt: The Oracle is dead Word Limit: 200 Words “Sound the alarms! Search the city!” Commanded Night … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: The Oracle is dead

Saturday Word of the Day: Ferly

A/N: Today's my birthday so for this weekend I'm offering my ebook 'The Short Story Press Collection' for free on Amazon. If you'd like to grab a copy, now's the time, and if you feel like it I'd love for you to leave me a review! Now without further ado, today's story. *Ferly: something unusual, … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Ferly