Deep Suburban Blues

Here’s my latest from microcosmsfic 56. I spun Pool Hustler, Chicago, and Horror on the writing wheel. Going for a unique take on the first prompt, here’s the result… Ever since I watched “Jaws” when I’s a kid I been damn ‘fraid swimming in my pool. It’s a suburban pool, north of Chicago, nothing fancy … More Deep Suburban Blues


Glad to be getting back into the Flash Fiction swing of things again and this is probably my favorite of my most recent forays. Traffic Jam was the central theme for Microcosms 34. After spinning the writing wheel, I had to incorporate the following: Character: Driver                   … More Non-Traffiction

Down to the Wire

  My first story for the super-fun in which the participant actually spins a digital wheel of sorts; this determines the character, setting, and genre one must include in his/her story. Mine landed on actor/battlefield/sci-fi. The story had to be submitted by 12:00 am Eastern Standard Time. I began writing at 11:45 pm and clicked “submit” … More Down to the Wire

The Lord’s Table

My latest from Christian Flash Weekly Event 53, prompted by “Woman,” Jesus said to her, “why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” (John 10:15). Though not required, the judge recommended placing Jesus in a time and place outside of his own. Heads bowed, the family of five held hands around the table, a … More The Lord’s Table


Last weeks prompt from Flash Friday included the photo and a reference to a gladiator. The gladiator, scared stiff against the wall, looked for escape. The crowd above and around him roared and he watched Caesar, rubbing his hands together, take to his feet. Body parts strewn around him. The metallic smell of splattered blood. … More Cereal

Lost in Translation

My first story for The Angry Hourglass in quite some time is based on prompt below and received runner up. I tried a little something different this time, playing with language as I did (The first half of the story uses slang from the 1920s.) Even an alibi full of her favorites and more than … More Lost in Translation

Ignatian Prayer

I wrote this in response to Christian Flash Weekly’s Event 43, the prompt of which required the inclusion of “and now, may the terror of the LORD be on you. Watch what you do, for there is no injustice or partiality or taking bribes with the LORD our God” (2 Chronicles 19:7) and had to … More Ignatian Prayer