Jumping the Gun

Hi Everyone, Guess what! I made a big booboo. I accidentally published the post, Melania Goes to Tanner. You can't imagine how horrified I was when I discovered that it was published when it should have been a draft because I hadn't finished it. I did the same thing with another post which was finished, …

From Slave to Chef

Born a slave in Murray County, Tennessee in 1857, I was a hard-working boy during the Civil War.  At 16, I worked at a Nashville restaurant.  Years later, I became a chef and published my recipes.    36 Words Rufus Estes was a former slave who worked as a chef aboard luxury railway cars operated …

Dark Tales

Nicknamed Virginia Werewoofe by one critic because of her use of demons and ghosts, uncanny fiction writer, housewife and breadwinner, Shirley Jackson earned the reputation of master of the horror tale after her famous novel, The Lottery was published. 39 Words This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here. …

Ashleigh

The first time he saw Ashleigh, he couldn't take his eyes off her. It was during their third year at York University. They were in the same English Literature class. It was the first day of class and when he walked into the classroom and saw her sitting there beside the window, he did a …

You Never Know

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz “What’s all of this?” Tess asked Mrs. MacQuoid. “They are my husband’s.” “I’m so sorry for your loss.” Mrs. MacQuoid reached inside to remove first the package and then the box.  "These are all I want.”  “What about the rest of the contents? “I don’t need them.” “What are they?” …

The Big Day

It was finally here. Graduation. Clive's parents and older brother, Harry were there, fussing over Clive, taking pictures and videos. Clive was excited too. His eyes scanned the sea of faces for Rose. He saw her standing some distance away talking to another graduate and her family. He couldn't wait to show her the letter …

You Were Wrong

Laurel had just reached the bottom of the steps leading from her flat to the street below when she bumped into Professor Ingram.   Thirty years had passed since she last saw her but she'd never forgotten her.  She still remembered her saying to her, "It doesn't matter what you do, you'll never amount to anything." …

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