A Life Away

I tapped my pencil against the side of my desk. I could feel the other students glaring at me, but I couldn’t help it. My test was finished, but I couldn’t get out of my seat yet. The teacher told me to wait until the bell rang to turn in my test. She told me […]

February Writing Challenge

I’ve always struggled with writing in first-person. For whatever reason, that’s the hardest perspective for me to write from. So, for the rest of the month, my short stories will be written from this perspective to both challenge me and help me develop this skill. Any feedback & tips on this style of writing would […]

Apple Cider & Pretzels

I sat in an old, wooden rocking chair, alone on the porch, enjoying my usual cup of coffee while watching the sun emerge over the roofs of the neighboring houses. The morning was still. Children were still sleeping peacefully in their rooms. Parents were enjoying the last few minutes of sleep before the workday ensued. […]

The Summer of ’99: Part II

A small crowd of gawking on-lookers formed around the two men. Some onlookers couldn’t hide the pure disgust on their faces, while others smiled at the sight of true love. Nonetheless, everyone waited for Darian’s answer. Darian’s face turned red, and as the pause between Tanner’s question and Darian’s response lengthened, Tanner’s face grew redder, […]

The Summer of ’99: Part I

It was the summer of 1999, the summer of romance. The sunflowers were in full bloom and a gentle breeze rustled through the tall pine trees while the melodious songs of the hummingbirds and blue jays filled the cloudless-blue sky. This often forgotten white house with its dark green shutters served as their sanctuary. It […]