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Venus Flytrap

“This is serenity itself.” Paul pulled his horse to a stop and let out a deep exhale. The gentle slope, the lush greenery;…

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Project Management

“Everyone, please be seated,” Michael said, followed by the sound of seats being filled and adjusted for comfort.  He cleared his throat, “God,…

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Bottled Spirits

The explosive boom from the basement shook the entire house. Dmitri handed the shot glass to his old friend Alexi, then licked the…

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In Honor of Ukraine

“Your parents hid Jews in here?” Alexi looked around the old equipment shed in distaste. The sheer amount of neglect made him automatically…

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Imaginary Life

Alaina watched the train pull away, then down to her ringing phone. Ugh. “Hi Mom.” “Well, hello! How are you? “Fine, I was…

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Angell Brightmoon

Angell Brightmoon sealed the hatch to her pod and waited for the fluid that would turn her into a hydrostatic pilot. She plugged…

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Shockingly Delicious

Wayne stared at the bushes in front of him, wondering where it had all gone so wrong. He hadn’t meant any of it;…

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Lunar Visions

Mrs. Baker finished writing up the reports of her third-grade class. They had predictably seen several things in her picture of the moon….

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The Angel’s Carpenter

“Beautiful!” Dame Alliandra looked at the intricately hand-carved railing curved up each side of the central staircase. Her new foyer was sure to…

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The Die is Cast

“A three?” Five glared its little wooden glare at its neighbor. “You gave a three?” Three’s two outside dots moved up and down…

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Windmills and Dreams

“You’re thinking about Don Quixote again, aren’t you?”  Skiff sat down next to Nell, stretching his legs out under the bright, summer sun….

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The Spark of Creation

“Sparklers,” Annie said as she watched the kids play. “Chasing the gloom away at the speed of light.” “What if inside each of…

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The Gift

Twas the evening of Christmas, and all through the wood, A soft snow was falling, just as it should. The scene, it was…

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The Green and Goat

Morgan stared at the goat, its creepy rectangular eyes squinting at her with impatience. “Well, at least you’re not green anymore.” In response the…

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A Blast from the Past

“Is that a cassette tape Grandpa?” Jimmie stared the shiny brown magnetic ribbon peaking out the bottom.  Attic adventures with Grandpa were always…

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#WaukeshaStrong

There is no magic here, try as I might. I close my eyes to wish and I wave my pitiful little wand, but…

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On Trees

I come to this place because the trees welcome me. Perhaps they are the Entwives who left Middle Earth to shepherd the forests…

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Post Apocalyptic Pizza

Kat parked her bicycle against the fence and opened the saddle bags. Some things never changed. Even after the apocalypse, pizza delivery was…

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Campaign Cleanup

Jen grabbed the broom and began sweeping, pushing teh broom harder than was strictly necessary. “What’s the matter?” A worried face in the…

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The Pour of Generosity

“It’s called The Pour of Generosity.” Mutsuro took a pinch of the salt and placed it on each corner of the square bamboo…

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Soul Food

Less than five minutes after Horace opened his Time After Time shop, a young woman entered.  She looked different from most of his…

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Graduating with Honoria

“Greetings, graduate!” the skull said, smiling. At least smiling as much as possible given that it was missing a lower jaw… and flesh….

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Fall Harvest

 “Those hay bales sure were cool, weren’t they, Gramma?” “They were indeed,” she said pulling the covers tight and giving her grandson a…

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Life Lesson

I was born in a place humanity has not yet seen.  In crowded system of others just like me, I watched time pass…

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Playing Chicken

“Paper files?” Roz sat back in her chair, pulled out a half-smoked Camel cigarette and re-lit it. She took a long drag before…

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Taylor

“I can’t believe this can and string trick actually works!” Penny giggled as she hid in her tree house. She and her best…

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Jane Doe

I love water so clear that it can’t hide secrets. Especially the dirty little ones. You had a dirty little secret once. You…

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Shadow And Light

“What’s this?” Joe knelt down brushed away the clippings from the last time the city had mowed the median. “Joe!” His supervisor called…

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The Duck That Went Foul

“Don’t! Stop! I mean Stop! Don’t!” Jonah stayed still, feeling ridiculous half-way bent over, his arm extended to pick up the stuffed toy. …

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In Loving Memory

I saw you that day. Crazy as it sounds, I saw you. You were walking away from your own funeral.  I’ve never told…

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Graduation Project

“Unicorn colors?” Simmons said. “What’s next? Puppies and Hello Kitty?” Deanna shrugged. “It’s an art school thing. Whose name was on the back…

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Meet Me in Montana

As I write this, I’m staring at a setting not unlike this week’s prompt. I’m visiting family and reveling in reuniting with the…

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Film Feast

There are entire cultures who will not let you take their picture. They feel that photographs take part of their soul. Most photographers…

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Hope

I stand guard as I have for millennia. The bitter wind and snow is a constant reminder of what happened here and there…

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Grandpa Harvey

Harvey stood at the edge of the peer, marveling at the colors of the sky. “Grandpa, can we go back tomorrow?” He bent…

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Stop

“Stop.” “Stop” my robot vocalized. “To halt, cease, conclude, desist, pause, or terminate. Can otherwise be used to plug, seal, stem, stay,-“ “I…

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Brunhilda the Brave

“I’m not going in there!” Agnar stared at the old stone house. “It’s a horror movie waiting to happen!” Brunhilda grabbed him and…

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Spring Haiku

The buds promise springThey drink the food of the rootAnd reach for the sky Spring has always been my favorite time of the…

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Ghost Train

He paced the aisle of the ghost train, waiting. Each time he welcomed a ghost, each time he comforted a murdered woman, he…

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Onayo

“Three portals are now closed,” Onayo said, materializing from the book.   Jenna nodded. “Agreed.” “Four remain open.” “Agreed.” “The contract remains in…

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Snow Pixies

“Spring you say?” Harvey nodded as the wind whipped up the snow in the pasture. A moment later it formed into the undeniable…

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Molnija

“Molnija?” I asked as I picked up the watch to inspect it. “Yes, Ma’am,” Fred answered. “You know them?” “Soviet company. They started…

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Pooh Sticks

My sister looked at the foot bridge in a fair amount of disgust. “Wow, so much for ‘over the river and through the…

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Grandfather

This probably breaks the canon from the movies. Sorry. This story would not leave my brain. “Grandpa, what’s this?” Jim stepped over the…

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Caviar Emptor

Bradon swam up to the cage and evaluated the new Merslave. The webbing between his toes had begun to climb up his legs,…

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Proprietary Perspicacity

“Mystery? You think I’m ready for mystery?” The portal stretched out before Kaleen. She was about to become a book-surfer. A real book-surfer….

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Laundry Day

“Good morning, Miss Evelyn” “Officer Reynolds!” Frail, seventy-five year old Evelyn Saunders answered brightly as she looked up from her book. “What brings…

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The Hunter

Like so many mornings before, Calnea dropped a handful of dried corn at the edge of the woods, then lugged the last bit…

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An Attempt at Haiku

A squirrel longs for bird food. But a cat stands guard. He gives up and jumps away. This is not only really bad,…

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Truth Pointer

I am a truth pointer. I tell you the truth about the world. It’s all I do, but it’s important because it’s how…

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