Every Form of Refuge

Every Form of Refuge

I know. This is the second short story posted here with this main theme. AND the second story in which ‘refuge’ is used in the title. What is up with that?! Frankly… I don’t know. Best not to question the muse I ‘spose.
This short story was originally written for a challenge in which no more than 525 words could be used to write a story that included the following elements: silk striped pajamas, an entitled victim, snow drifts, and any part of the lyrics to ‘Lyin’ Eyes’ by The Eagles.

Like, Literally

Like, Literally

A short story about an evening in the life of a family with young kids – costumes, parties, and sarcasm all rolled into a flash fiction!
The family had a big night planned; the kids were attending a big school party out by the old smokestacks for Halloween and Clair and her husband Ed had graciously volunteered to help.

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….”