Reading to Write

My Path to Becoming an Author


For some reason, this week’s prompt from Friday Fictioneers generated a dark feeling for me. Here’s where it took me. The boy crawled out of the storm cellar and scrambled across the rubble.  The full moon deepened the shadows, making threatening monsters out of empty eyed wall sections and free standing chimneys.  The air still reeked of […]

Lost Hope

Aethelstan eased the green door open and slid inside.  Light streamed over his shoulder and slanted across a shelf of glass bottles that glowed softly with amber, jade, and indigo liquids.  There was no sign of Magdalena. Nothing was broken or overturned.  Everything was put away neatly, but covered with a layer of dust.  It appeared the […]


Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is taking a break from Friday Fictioneers this week.  She has other commitments.  So she’s indulging in the time-honored tradition of summer reruns.  I remember the prompt from last year.  It didn’t inspire me at the time, but I’ve decided to take another stab at it.  My 100 words are below: Rachael searched wearily through […]


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