Curiosity and The (Big) Cat (Literary Lion)

Curiosity and The Cat Her gait is stealthy, self-assured. She slips through the jungle without disturbing the undergrowth. High above and concealed by thick foliage, I follow her, studying. Hair, black as the night. Cream-colored skin stretches over sinewy muscles. She moves like a panther: A hunter, confident of her status. It would not be so…

The Way Out (Literary Lion: Gamble)

Mac ducked behind a building. She pressed her back to the cool brick and slid down. Her arms crossed over her knees, shoulders slumped. “Didja find ‘im?” Her head snapped up at the sound of a soft voice. The girl approached, her footsteps silent over the dirt. Twelve, maybe thirteen. Sinewy arms hugged her front,…

(Literary Lion: Bloom)

I missed posting for the Literary Lion flash fiction prompt “bloom” a few weeks ago, but have had a story blooming in the brain (really, an image from which the story grew) ever since. It’s been a challenge establishing a daily routine with the newest little addition to the family, and with the exception of the first round…

Blighted Hope (Literary Lion: Water)

This week the latest Literary Lion flash fiction prompt was the word “water.” The challenge: Create a story in 400 words (or less) based on the the prompt. I’m pleased to share that were blessed to welcome our second child ten days ago. It was my third pregnancy, so the inspiration for my story this week is close to…

Christmas in July (Literary Lion: Merry)

The most recent installment of the Literary Lion challenge that I undertook was surrounding the word “Merry.” Unlike most of my pieces, this one is true to life. Thanks for stopping by to check it out and enjoy! Christmas in July (172 words): My husband and I have very different ideas of Christmas. I learned this last…