Waiting in the queue with Diana had been exhausting, but they would soon board the cruise ship and then their vacation could finally begin. Seven years ago, the pediatrician had told them Diana would be a “difficult” child, and wow, had she delivered.
Suddenly, Diana started spinning around, flailing her arms about like a windmill, shouting “Whoosh! Whoosh!”
“Diana,” her mother said. “What are you doing?”
“I’m not Diana, I’m the TARDIS!” she yelled.
Continue reading ““The Difficult Child””
His whole gang was cheering him on. Everyone, except the pretty, new
girl. She was standing alone, looking away.
“Gotcha!” Rick yelled out as he finally caught the bird. “Who wants to
see me squish it?”
Continue reading ““When Lightning Strikes””
The frail little shaman greeted Jacob at the door and ushered him
inside. The house looked normal enough, Jacob thought, apart from the
animals in various stages of being taxidermied.
“Sit,” the shaman said. “I will get it for you.”
Jacob was on pins and needles. The quest had almost ruined him, both
financially and mentally, but this time he knew it was for real.
Continue reading ““It Will Never Stop Screaming””
Jill and Joe loved to play among the autumn leaves, but every time
they did they lost something – usually a prized toy – never to be
found again. It was Jill who figured out the horrible truth. The
leaves were robbers.
Continue reading ““The Web of Leaves””
The chief emerged from behind a pile of boxes, triumphantly holding up a Frankenstein-plushy. “Hey rookie, look! It’s Frank!”
Officer Evans forced a smile. Taking stock of the evidence room with the boss proved to be just as weird and uncomfortable as he’d expected.
Continue reading ““Long Time No See, Frank””
Thank you to Mandibelle16 for tagging me for the quote challenge. I couldn’t do the challenge itself, but I really liked the idea of posting some of my favorite quotes. Here’s the first batch, I hope you’ll like them.
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
People keep saying “science doesn’t know everything!” Well, science knows it doesn’t know everything; otherwise it would stop.
Dara Ó Briain
When I hear somebody sigh, “Life is hard,” I am always tempted to ask, “Compared to what?”
You cannot have power for good without having power for evil too. Even mother’s milk nourishes murderers as well as heroes.
George Bernard Shaw
You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.
Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.
Daphne Rose Kingma
Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Unknown (sometimes attributed to Aristotle)
The week-old newspaper on the kitchen table caught his attention. An ad, “Baby Crib For Sale”, was encircled. It had a happy smiley next to it.
Continue reading ““Baby Crib For Sale””
I have to believe humanity will survive this, and that someone will read this note, eventually. You. You’re reading this, aren’t you? Hello you, my dear reader. Let’s pretend you’re here with me as I’m writing this. Please. I don’t want to die alone.
Continue reading ““Stay With Me””
“First find valuable item. Then explain how it is important,” her master said, and left.
She saw a torn balloon, acorns, a metal box, seashells, a rock with a face painted on it, and many more useless items. She shook her head. Nothing seemed valuable.
Continue reading ““Priceless””
The man with the cap showed up in the park without his dog one day. My friend thought that was simply curious, but I knew something horrible had happened. The light of his world, his dog, was dead.
We met the man everyday after that. He was always happy to see me and my friend, but the sadness crept back into his mind as soon as we parted. Meeting us was probably the bright spot of his day.
Continue reading ““The Light of His World””