Into the Trap

(From the Writer’s Digest Creative Writing Prompt First Day of School and continuation of the stories Rat in a Maze and Mouse Trapped) They never said I would dream, but the only time I remember that is during those unconscious times. That’s the only time I remember anything beyond the current missions they wake me … More Into the Trap

Mouse Trapped

(From the Writer’s Digest Creative Writing Prompt Lunch Gone Wrong and a continuation of a previous story, Rat in a Maze) I’ll never get used to this…the waking up without knowledge of where I am or how I got here. While I don’t remember anything, the feeling is so familiar I know that I have … More Mouse Trapped

Out On A Ledge

(Based on the Writer’s Digest Creative Writing prompt Aunt Edna’s Money) A frigid edge laces the autumn wind, whipping my hair in my face and chilling the tears on my cheeks. The promise of impending winter fits this wretched week with a poetic morbidity fit for a bad country song. Six days ago I got … More Out On A Ledge

Door to Anywhere

(From the Writer’s Digest Writing Prompt Portal Games) “You know how this goes, Banks. Give me your badge and gun. Until the internal investigation is complete, you’re on administrative leave.” My captain looks solemn and regretful as he says the words to me. My hands are trembling and my palms are sweaty. I take a … More Door to Anywhere

A Deadly Gift

(From the Writer’s Digest Creative Writing Prompt An Unexpected Visitor) “Go home, Marcail. You’ve done enough for today.” I drop the scrub brush back in the bucket of hot, soapy water and slowly get to my feet. My back and knees scream in protest at the movement, as would be expected of someone twice my … More A Deadly Gift

Woodland Picture

(From the Writer’s Digest creative writing prompt It’s Not About Me) Early morning sun lights the sky and earth below. Animals wake and run everywhere. So much for them to do Each morning, new challenges arise. Eat. Forage. Drink. Run. The hunt begins. Eagles may soar, but deer cannot fly. Ever vigilant they must be, … More Woodland Picture

Best Foot Forward

(From the Writer’s Digest creative writing prompt Funny Feet…I almost didn’t do this one, but a coworker talked me into not giving up so here goes…) I plop myself down in my desk chair, my head still pounding. I down a couple aspirin with a sip from my Mondays Suck coffee cup as I fire … More Best Foot Forward

I Toad You So

(From the Writer’s Digest creative writing prompt Frog in Your Throat) As soon as I’m through my apartment door, I kick off my shoes and call the pizza place for delivery. What a day! The weird nerdy creep from my psychology class—or was it history?—had the nerve to ask me out when I was trying … More I Toad You So