1 Blindness Prompt story: "A priest is attacked for being a pedophile. He is innocent of the crime, but guilty of something far worse." Father Davis knows who says those repulsive words, confesses those horrible crimes into the close air of the confessional. He hears the litany of crimes with horror. But it is not until he faces the man in the clear light of day that he decides to act.
Fiction: Spiritual, T, English, Drama & Mystery, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 12/29/2012
1 Suffer in Silence Was this really her life now? Was she really a successful freelancer, with an office, a husband and two children? No, it couldn't be. Any second now, someone was going to come through the door and tell her it was all a big mistake, sorry, but this life was supposed to go to someone who was grown up and could handle it. Someone who really deserved it.
Fiction: Romance, T, English, Romance & Angst, words: 3k+, 12/29/2012
The Last Teacup Two sisters move to Beijing, alone except for the contents of their suitcases and each other. But those suitcases are still enough to bring all the baggage of a tiny, wrecked family along with them, and a long, tragic history clings to one thing they could never leave behind. This history can tear them apart even as it binds them together.
Fiction: General, T, English, Family & Drama, words: 1k+, 12/17/2012
1 Christmas Eve Maggie Little, age seven-and-a-half, is finally old enough to evade her watchful parents and sneak downstairs on Christmas Eve. While the house sleeps and the world drifts in snowy shadows, she will discover the secrets that make Christmas special...and those secrets will guide and change her life forever.
Fiction: Fantasy, K, English, Fantasy & Spiritual, words: 2k+, favs: 1, 12/17/2012
Fake Sometimes it was easy for her to forget the truth of her life. Living in a place so different, so far from home...it's simple to assume another identity, like a celebrity or superhero. She imagines a different hometown, different parents, a different name. But sometimes someone notices that she isn't what she pretends to be. And the illusion crumbles.
Fiction: General, T, English, Angst & Drama, words: 1k+, 11/25/2012
2 Face Time Amanda loves her boyfriend, no matter what anyone thinks of their long-distance relationship. It's not his fault he has a great job in San Francisco. It's not his fault he's older than she is. And...it's not his fault that sometimes he wants too much too fast. She just wishes that she could look him in the eyes and explain what she feels. A love story told through a keyboard.
Fiction: Romance, K+, English, Romance & Angst, words: 1k+, favs: 2, 11/8/2012
The Brownstone Brownie Mitchell Hanlon is a NYPD officer. He is married and has a son. He also has a elderly neighbor who insists that New York is a buzzing hive of supernatural creatures. But New York is full of strange people, and Mitchell has met more than his fair share. But when he and his team are stumped while trying to find a stolen jewel horde, he may find some of his beliefs challenged.
Fiction: Fantasy, K+, English, Supernatural & Humor, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 10/31/2012
1 The Lady and the Mask Those who walk abroad on Hallowe'en Night must be aware of the dangers. Even in our modern age, in our world of plastic and steel, there are spirits that lurk in the shadows, waiting and watching for any chance to break through. Hallowe'en creates just such a chance, and Juliette will find that even the twenty-first century world of bright sunlight can be smothered in darkness.
Fiction: Fantasy, T, English, Fantasy & Horror, words: 1k+, 10/31/2012
1 Decisions A modern London girl-she pretends-Brittany never thought this would happen. It would not happen to any of the beautiful, posh girls who surround her in the office everyday, and even if it did, they'd know exactly how to handle it. They'd have it taken care of before their 3 o'clock manicures. But she's not like them. And she needs time to make up her mind. Time, and her Mum.
Fiction: General, M, English, Drama & Family, words: 2k+, 10/14/2012
A Bedtime Story Once upon a time there was a little girl, lost in the woods, sad and alone. Except she wasn't alone. Before losing her way in the deep, dark forest, she left herself lights to see by and created a way for her to find the way home. We all get lost in the woods sometimes, and this little girl has found the secret to getting us all out.
Fiction: Fable, K, English, Supernatural & Fantasy, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 10/14/2012
2 Valkyrie When the ice cracks, heralding the approaching spring, he leaves her. He always does this, regular as the seasons pass, one into the next. When he leaves, she does her best to forget him; does his work, nurses the children, carries on. There is no choice for her or any of those left behind. She sees it as a gift when he returns. It is not a gift this time. A Viking tale.
Fiction: Historical, T, English, Drama & Adventure, words: 1k+, 10/11/2012
1 A Matter of Definitions There are surely monsters in this world. They roam abroad, haunting the shadows of cities and towns, preying on those who are most vulnerable. Monsters are opportunists by nature, but fickle in their intent. Whether they go for the hurt or the kill comes down to a variety of factors...but if you're vulnerable and lucky, pray that the monster who finds you is just lazy.
Fiction: Horror, T, English, Angst & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 10/11/2012
Smell, Touch, Taste In times of small despairs, the pain can swell in importance until it absorbs all the light in the world. But regardless of what happens, one thing remains constant: her friends and family love her, and with their love and her determination, she can rise above whatever mud gets flung in her path.
Fiction: Young Adult, K+, English, Angst & Friendship, words: 1k+, 10/6/2012
1 ReaLife Rachel Ulrich is a tired high school senior, struggling through the normal challenges of overwork, shaky relationships with her friends, and arguments with her parents. She also has aspirations-fingers crossed-to becoming a writer. All this would be difficult enough, but what doesn't help are the night terrors, headaches, and chronic exhaustion. Something else is happening...
Fiction: Sci-Fi, K+, English, Drama & Suspense, words: 4k+, 10/5/2012
Predisposition It was shocking, unnecessary, and inexplicable. There was no reason why Amanda Burns's patient should have died on the slab from lethal injection. The death penalty has not been necessary for decades. He should not have committed the crime, but more importantly...he should not have wanted to commit the crime. Now only the riddle remains.
Fiction: Sci-Fi, T, English, Drama & Horror, words: 1k+, favs: 2, 10/5/2012
1 Mona She has no time for him, slouching in the shadows with some stereotypical Twiggy wannabe. She has her own life to live and her own dreams to follow, and if he can't keep up with her, it's his loss.
Fiction: Humor, T, English, Romance & Humor, words: 1k+, 10/5/2012
4 From Each According to His Labor The highest achievement of his life would ever be the moment when his wife, his Lydia, walked towards him wearing her diadem of diamonds and sapphires, carriage as light and graceful as the Tsarina's. He had worked and sacrificed all his life for that moment, and no one will ever take it from him...though they might strive to take everything else. A story of pre-Communist Russia.
Fiction: Historical, K+, English, Romance & Tragedy, words: 2k+, favs: 3, 10/5/2012
2 Cash and Change Prompt story from The Writer's Book of Matches: "a bartender begins an e-mail relationship after finding an address written on a dollar she received as a tip." Meet Rebecca: not-so-sweet, occasionally pretty, damn smart, and oh-so-very-tired.
Fiction: Romance, T, English, Angst & Romance, words: 5k+, favs: 3, 9/19/2012