Prompted fiction #3

More than a year has passed since they built the wall. For a year, we’ve felt safe. We knew we were protected from the dangers beyond this sturdy barrier, but in the back of our minds we questioned how long it would last. In secret, we had conversations. “I don’t know. I don’t know,” muttered […]

Investigation (rough rough rough draft) 

notes: this is the sequel to “My Plan”. It’s a rough draft of what I had in mind, but I wanted some feedback. Let me know what you think. The investigation “So Mrs. Williams, I know it’s a lot to take in right now, but we need to take your statement.” Her husband died less […]


You’re my weakness. I find myself unable to resist you. Your touch leaves me craving more and more. I tell myself to pull away, but it’s useless. You’re my black hole. Your gravitational pull makes it difficult to leave you when I know I must. The closer I am to you, the harder you are […]

Expanding and contracting 

I have days when I want to say hello to the world. I want to know what my friends are doing and tell them what I’ve been up to. I want phone calls, text messages, and comments on my fb page. I describe this time as “expanding”. Then there are days I’m “contracting”. I don’t […]

Prompted fiction #2

He carefully placed the pieces on the board. Deftly, his fingers moved them into position as a smile slowly formed on his face. “That’s not even a real word,” she chuckled. Her tone was a mix of serious and playfully flirtatious. “It is,” he said. “No, it’s not,” she shook her head. The frown that […]


I’ve been feeling discouraged lately. It is not a cool place to be. Mentally, I know I’m capable of doing my job, but emotionally, I’m scratching the bottom of the barrel for motivation. So how do I build myself back up? How do I renew my motivation to do what I need to do? It’s […]