A Wonderful Refuge

A Wonderful Refuge

A short story (flash fiction actually) originally written for a winter themed contest. The only instructions were to include snowy weather and to keep it below 300 words – so it’s a little shorter than the other stories I’ve shared.

“The snow packed ground crunched beneath Katie’s sneakers. The winter wind, bitterly cold, whipped against her face, creeping through her scarf. She hugged her frail arms against her small twelve-year-old frame and walked swiftly, intent on reaching the library as quickly as possible….”

Generational Integration Day

Generational Integration Day

Short story originally written for a writing challenge – “Today was Generational Integration Day at Meadow Winds Assisted Living. Some cockamamie outreach program designed to keep the residents active while promoting the facility’s “wonderful activities” to the community – you know in case there were people nearby thinking of sending their elders to this god forsaken hell hole….”