The Narwhal – Part VIII

This is a serial series posted weekly on Thursdays. Check out the blog to find the first parts. Yunil the Riant was dreaming. Each unconscious thought the ripple from a pebble landing in a deep, dark edgeless pool. One ripple ran into the next before they each faded off into oblivion. She felt serene, languid. Continue reading “The Narwhal – Part VIII”

The Narwhal – Part VII

This is part of a serial series posted weekly on Thursdays. Check out the blog to find the first parts. By the time morning came, Maxine found herself yet again traveling across strange lands but at least she felt more comfortable with her company. Kevin, the young man from Michigan, had brought her a savory herbedContinue reading “The Narwhal – Part VII”

The Narwhal – Part VI

This is a serial series published weekly on Thursday (well, most weeks). Visit the blog to read the first parts. Maxine had been to many meetings in her life–staff meetings, Zoom meetings, impromptu meetings, annual review meetings–but this was her first time attending a meeting in the Hall of Kablooey. Well, at least Maxine thoughtContinue reading “The Narwhal – Part VI”

The Narwhal: Part V

This is a serial series I will be posting every week on Thursday. Please find the earlier posts on my blog. There was no sunset that evening and the gray sky just gradually became black. There was no moon and all the stars were hiding behind their blanket of cloud cover. Maxine had been hoping forContinue reading “The Narwhal: Part V”

The Narwahl: Part IV

This is a serial series I will be posting every week on Thursday. Please find the earlier posts on my blog. “Well, Maxine Waters, I can’t say I’m impressed but it looks like luck was on your side.” Maxine blinked to find the dreadlocked man standing above her. What had Falcon called him? Captain Gray Wind?Continue reading “The Narwahl: Part IV”

The Narwhal: Part II

This is a serial series I will be posting every week on Thursday. Maxine was dreaming but she was only tangentially aware of it. The rain was still pounding and the wind was blowing but she wasn’t sure if she was in the middle of a storm or observing it from somewhere else. She driftedContinue reading “The Narwhal: Part II”

The Narwhal: Part I

This is a serial series I will be posting every week on Thursday. When Maxine left her house twenty minutes ago, the air was merely wet. A light drizzle left a soft mist on her zip-up hoodie. As she neared the corner market, though, the promise of a dry sky was quickly thwarted by aContinue reading “The Narwhal: Part I”

Mom Guilt

Flash Fiction February Challenge Day 28, the last one! Today’s prompt is to write a story that is entirely dialogue. The following story is 100% true. While I have truly enjoyed pushing my creative brain to write these flash fiction stories this month–and I have had great opportunity to use them to develop some backgroundContinue reading “Mom Guilt”

Meeting the Mountain Guardian

Day 25 of the February Flash Fiction Challenge. Today’s prompt is to write about a cryptid, or an animal whose existence isn’t substantiated (e.g., Sasquatch). Coincidentally, I wrote about Sasquatch on Day 16 of the Flash Fiction Challenge. This story is in support of the novel I am working on. I tried to keep theContinue reading “Meeting the Mountain Guardian”

The Red Azaleas

Flash Fiction February Challenge Day 24. Today’s prompt is to write your own myth. Today is my youngest daughter’s 1st birthday so I’m keeping this one short and sweet. Her name is Zailey, which you will see has influenced this myth story. I would love to expand on this one but my priority today isContinue reading “The Red Azaleas”