During a bout of deep depression, I fell back on the comfort of poetry. Battle of the Angels was the result.
Herscher Project # 8 was an alternative history. I chose to write about Benedict Arnold, whose name has become synonymous with traitor. During the American Revolutionary War, Benedict Arnold was one of our greatest heroes. But one decision changed his life, his reputation, and the course of history. I've written a tale about what might have happened if he had taken a different path.
For the older folks in the 'Woods, maybe you can relate to my memories of a beloved pet! Topsy wasn't your everyday cat or dog.... She was MUCH bigger! Since Jim Bowers and I went to high school together, I wrote this for a Writer's Group meeting I attended while visiting him several months ago. Just a touch of humor...
A new killer stalks the streets, and citizens cower behind closed doors, hoping to avoid his notice. This story was written for Herscher Project's # 16: The Hunter and the Hunted.
An old man's evening by the fireplace is abruptly interrupted by the appearance of a strange woman. Is she in danger --- or is he? Written for Project 29 of the Herscher Projects, this one tipped over the word count a touch! Good thing Fearless Leader is lenient...
A young woman has been given a sewing job to complete, but the results could be disastrous if she does not finish before sunrise. This was meant to be flash fiction for the Herscher Project, but I found it difficult to keep the word count low enough!
Angelica is a wife and mother who feels overwhelmed by the demands of modern life. One night a mysterious visitor named Lilith appears and offers her one wish. Angelica could not imagine the consequences and the horror of one little wish. This story was written as part of Herscher Project # 11. This is Part One. See Part Two for the exciting conclusion!
This poem was written as a submission to James Bowers' Project #7.5: the project entitled Death Knocks. The older we get, the more we see the shadow of Death looming large over our lives. But Death doesn't always truly win in the end...
Meet Sara, a warrior sent on a difficult mission. Nathan, a mysterious schemer -- but what is he really up to? Alexandria, Nathan's protege, is a force to be reckoned with, but perhaps she has her own agenda! And Richard -- the core around whom all others revolve. This story was written for The Herscher Project's 19th edition. I hope you enjoy!
Part of James Bowers' Project 7, this was a 'seed' story. My version of Aftermath, written with James' seed, creates a mythical town of a bygone era which suffers an invasion by vicious dragons. All out war between these enormous fire-breathing creatures and the human race leads to the death of one man's home, family, and dreams.
Part of the Herscher Project # 18, I took an urban legend about a serpent-like monster, who took three lives in Lake Erie, and... well.... They say truth is stranger than fiction! What if...
Angelica's story continues, as Lilith pulls a few more strings and digs her deeper and deeper into this new life. Suddenly a simple life isn't all it's cracked up to be!
Picnics are supposed to be fun events. But what if the ingredients for your potato salad rebelled?? The concept of this flash fiction came as a result of some church dissension several years ago. When believers don't get along, the stress can be overwhelming.
You've never seen a farm quite like this one! The Farm is my first attempt at flash fiction. Enjoy!
A little girl defies her parents and the other villagers by hiding a dragon egg in her secret hideaway in the woods. She soon learns that dragons don't stay little for long.
Inspired by James Bowers' Project #7, this story follows a race besieged by strange invaders ... Invaders who will change the face of the world for all time.
Written in tribute to Henry Bruce Cullins, my beloved cousin by birth, my brother at heart. Cancer took him from us on March 5, 2005. But we'll see him again one day...
A new era in society is rising in the Southern States -- with the help of technology and a new breed of servants. But can the South truly rise again? And who will lead them to prominence? It's The Stepford Wives --- with a twist! This story was part of the Projects with James Bowers. And enormously fun to write!