Friday Fictioneers – We Were Just Children

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll   Sitting behind me, as fate would have it, as you drag your finger across my back, I know it’s you.  The faintest touch of a dizzily dragging finger that makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck like you knew it would.  But we wereContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers – We Were Just Children”

Mondays Finish the Story – Miners Hill

Check out the others here. “The only residents remaining in the small town of Miners Hill are spirits.” The mine collapse killed several bodies, and the living ones left with their broken families from the broken economy.  Without the mine, they didn’t have money to rescue the workers, and Miners Hill became a ghost town.Continue reading “Mondays Finish the Story – Miners Hill”

Mondays Finish the Story – Angel Flame

Link to Mondays Finish the Story.  Check out the others- it’s a great community of talented writers. “The crew of the Angel Flame received orders to head out.” Five men, two pilots, two divers, and the captain, pack into the DSRV (Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle) in search for valuable wreckage, bodies, and, God-willing, survivors.  TheContinue reading “Mondays Finish the Story – Angel Flame”

Mondays Finish the Story – Changing Tides

First time writing for this community.  Love a more directional prompt that not only includes a picture, but the first line.  Link to this blog here  “Arriving at the beach, she reflected on her life” It seemed like everything had come in waves: a splish of bad here, a splash of good there, and anContinue reading “Mondays Finish the Story – Changing Tides”

A Dim Purple

She was dancing with angels.  She twisted and twirled and laughed and laughed.  She had never felt such joy.  She grabbed an angel by the hand and continued to dance.  They spun and glided through the air effortlessly.  The angel, holding her hand, wrapped her up tight, and then spun her away.  Her grasp onContinue reading “A Dim Purple”

Friday Fictioneers – From the Mountaintops

I’ll tell you an inconvenient truth- the sun has always been expanding.  It’s a star; it grows until it explodes.  It was just sitting up there the whole time, like a big stupid time bomb.  Tick tock! Tick tock! No one knew what it meant at first, but they quickly found out with the risingContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers – From the Mountaintops”

Friday Fictioneers – White Out

It’s not the dark that scares me.   The night conceals the dastardly deeds of heartless men, but they do not scare me.   The surroundings dim and furniture fades.  There’s no longer the daily distractions.  No one but the nurses to keep me company, but loneliness is not what scares me.   The ghastly ghoulsContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers – White Out”

Friday Fictioneers – Burnt

It’s amazing how much can change so quickly. One minute it’s there, the next – Poof!  Into smoke and ash. Everything is flammable with enough lighter fluid. People take so much for granted. Consumerism has caused more deaths, more wars than any fire has. I’ll teach people not to choose a new TV over anContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers – Burnt”


Its scream bellowed throughout the city, bouncing off empty buildings to spray-painted street signs to deserted cars and back onto buildings.  The unrelenting scream ricocheted through the wretched ghost town until it arrived at the Sound Sleep hotel. Joel and David’s conversation was brought to a halt when they heard it.  They pulled out theirContinue reading “Screamers”

Friday Fictioneers – Symmetry

They say that the human mind looks for symmetry.  That’s part of what we perceive as beauty.  It also helps us logically form patterns which allows us to comprehend and store information in a more efficient way. I’m going to be honest: I’m asymmetrical. I don’t have my life together: it’s catawampus.  I’m stumbling overContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers – Symmetry”