100-Word Stories

History Repeats Droning on the airwaves, “History repeats itself.” I turn the knob and it clicks off. My hands press down on the armrests to heave myself up. No timer. No alarm. The shade of the setting sun my guide. Rows of plastic bottles line the counter—castanets from a lifetime of mishandling. One-by-one, downed with a sip of vodka to […]

Types of Writing

I’ve recently started writing after several years away, and find myself venturing out into different types of writing, such as articles, poetry, guest posts, and literary fiction, which have their own standards. Literary fiction has always been my main reading genre, yet I never wrote this kind of fiction… until now. Short literary fiction seems to be a good start. […]

Happy Monday Morning!

I’ve been working on a short story for a site that provides you with the first line. You can’t change it in any way if you plan to submit it, but the story can be about anything. Based on the first line, I wanted to incorporate classic authors into the story, so I did some research. The three authors I […]

Picture Story

I wrote this short story in rhyming poetry form several years ago. It isn’t in any traditional poetry form, and it’s based on the picture. Would love to hear what you think of this story/poem? Any and all criticism is appreciated. Snapshot Stories,Denise

Haunting Halloween Reads

When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween It’s the month of ghosts and ghouls and ghastly fun. Are you looking for a frightful scare? This 31 Days of October Volume III anthology consists of short stories written by members of the Goodreads Writers 750 Group, which includes one of my […]

Brewha or Brouhaha

This is a story I wrote for one of my Goodreads groups, which has monthly writing contests. I participate once in awhile for fun and to keep up on my writing. The poster provides prompts or words, and the writer comes up with a story in any genre, except erotica, between 750 to 1000 words. This was my September’s Candid […]

Insomnia

Torn fingernails slash at my head, creating a gossamer bush of a hairstyle. There’s burning near my eyes, cheeks. I lower my trembling hands and curse at the dried blood under my nails. An inhalation of mucus causes me to cough. What has happened to me?  It’s been 30 days since I last slept. My thick footfall moves toward the […]

Stories Based on Song Lyrics Writing Prompt- Part 8

Well, this is the last of our stories. I hope you’ve been enjoying them thus far. Please don’t hesitate to share these stories and/or contact the writers. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ9nQNx0KEs] Sing to the Wind… As he stumbled into the poorly-lit tavern, Lucien spared a moment to reflect on just how badly the last few days had treated him. He hadn’t been […]