Category: short story

Andrew and Emma

(Image by Safauna) Andrew opened his lunch and found a pink note card stuck to the plastic container. “I hope you are having a good day. Love, Mom,” read the note. Andrew quickly crumpled the note before his buddies could see it. How embarrassing, he thought. And on pink paper, too. He stuffed the ball…


My First Hex

Autumn air is always described as crisp, but that’s exactly how it was when I cast my first hex. I stood at the corner of the street and my eight-year-old body shivered as the cold air brushed against my bare cheek. Eric Desmond approached the corner and waved energetically. He didn’t go to my school,…


Bullet Tears: We’re Big Girls Now

The following is a flash fiction backstory of the main character in my upcoming novel, Bullet Tears. Five-year-old Donna tapped the plastic red person over the colored spaces on the Candyland board. She reached the last space and took her plastic person high in the air and dropped it on the Candy Castle. “I win!”…