“You left Dad to die.” The fire popped as Tanya stirred it with her dagger. “He trusted you.” “I didn’t!” Billy dropped to his knees. “They captured me!” Tanya studied his eyes. Billy had never lied before. She waved the dagger then sheathed it. “That better be the truth.” This is my entry for @jayna's … Continue reading The Point of Truth [A 50 Word Short]
Alex sighed as her daughter stormed out of the kitchen. She buried her face in her hands. She’d never survive the teen years! Not without Mark. Her younger son opened the fridge, releasing the scent of lemons. Mark loved lemons. Alex took a deep breath. She could do this. This is my entry for … Continue reading The Scent of Hope [A 50 Word Short]
This week's prompt in @jayna's Fifty Word Challenge was "shade", so I decided to write something that may or may not end up in my fantasy novel, The Shard of Myrsi. Enjoy! Pain rippled through the gash on Sina’s back then eased. “Isn’t moonshade poisonous?” The healer nodded. “But the blossom, used properly, has powerful healing … Continue reading Moonshade – A 50 Word Short from The Shard of Myrsi
Paul swung the rock down on the chain with as much force as his restraints allowed. Twenty years in this hell-hole. He was innocent, dammit! He swung again. Why didn’t they believe him? One more strike. The chain broke at last. He’d show them just how guilty he could be. This is my entry for … Continue reading Broken Innocence [50 Word Story]
I decided to take a break from the Dragon Egg Saga this week and give you a different 50 word story, haha. This one uses the prompt fence. Thank you, @jaynas-minime, for always thinking of words that have multiple uses! The Great Chore Race Ashley raced forward, her gaze fixed on the tree at the … Continue reading The Great Chore Race [A 50 Word Story]
Ruby gasped as the large serpent rose from the depths of the sea. It towered above them, fixing her with its cold stare. Terror froze her to the spot. Jared stood beside her, clutching the dragon hatchling in his arms. He pulled on her arm, breaking the trance. “Mom, run!” Previous chapters: One | Two | Three I started … Continue reading Dragon Egg Part 4: A 50 Word Story
Ruby paced the floor. “Can you sense him?” Jared sat beside her, his eyes clenched tight. “I’m trying, mom. I need quiet.” Ruby sighed. They had to find the hatchling. He was too young to be on his own. “I found him!” Jared’s eyes sprang open. “He’s by the sea!” Previous chapters: One | Two Another #fiftywords … Continue reading Dragon Egg: Part 3 : A 50 Word Story
Ruby stepped out from the forest and boarded the canoe. The mountains loomed in the distance, taunting her. For one split second she wanted to turn away. She peered inside her satchel. The dragon’s egg lay still--her only hope of getting Jared back. She gripped the oar. Time to go.