NaNoWriMo Day 18: The Dance

There’s something about the way the white hare dances in the snow covered field in the middle of the night. She dances with boundless energy under the moon. There’s joy in that dance that eases the worries and fears of deep winter; the fears of the cold, the scarcity of food, and the predator thatContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 18: The Dance”

NaNoWriMo Day 16: Ogopogo

The kids were fearless; swimming out to the bouys and diving down to touch the cement pad that held them afloat. They stayed down as long as the could, eyes open underwater, straining to see something, anything in the murky water. Sometimes they were especially brave and swam over to the drop off, touching theContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 16: Ogopogo”

NaNoWriMo Day 15: See You Soon

Do you ever feel like you’re being watched? (you are) As if, should you turn around fast enough, you’d catch the watcher? (bad idea) Do you feel frozen in spot at times because to move would draw attention to you and the last thing you want would be to be noticed? (they will notice) DoContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 15: See You Soon”

NaNoWriMo Day 14: Reincarnation Inc.

“Welcome to the preliminary processing section. We’re sure you’re all very excited to be here, after all, this is the first stage in selecting your life designation. In the first area, you are evaluated for your suitability towards certain lifestyles; after all, not everyone has the temperament or temerity for all the choices offered throughContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 14: Reincarnation Inc.”

NaNoWriMo Day 13: Silence

After the explosions, they say the world became quiet. Communications ceased, the power was out, transportation came to a standstill. They say the world became quiet. But they were wrong. Before it became quiet, first there was the confusion. The search for missing people. The screams of pain. The cries of the lost. Then theContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 13: Silence”

NaNoWriMo Day 11: Snow Day

The sun shone overhead, an impossibly bright white spot bracketed by sun dogs, in a crisp and bitter blue sky. The sunlight glittered on the snow so bright it blinded if looked upon too long. It was so cold the air froze eyelashes and, if one took to careless a breathe in, painfully froze theContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 11: Snow Day”

NaNoWriMo Day 10: Don’t Be Too Sure Where You Stand

The man stood in the light waiting, unsure of what he was waiting for, but sure that something was coming. He was patient, for he was also sure that to demand an appearance would only serve to lengthen his stay in the light. The man stood facing forward, although how he knew which direction wasContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 10: Don’t Be Too Sure Where You Stand”