Wood Nymph ~ The Price of Freedom

She spurred her horse to a gallop and reached the forest fast enough. She cast a glance behind her before leading Gawain through narrow paths between the trees. Despite the tears blurring her vision, she directed the stallion carefully. Few would dare follow her here. She would be in trouble when she went back but…

Perplexed/Tale Weaver ~ Cursed

Erin stepped back from the easel; she finally got it right. She’d been trying for months to paint this. A transient, ephemeral vision. She knew she dreamed of it, but she couldn’t quite capture its essence, its shape. Something waited for her inside. But she had no clue what. She wanted to reach for it;…

Clock ~ Behind the Words

“But your Majesty, how will you please me?” The prostitute asked, cocking her head playfully. “Your cock is so small, my 6 year old brother is more manly than you are.” And what would the tyrant do then? Why? He killed her of course. Because what better way to show your virility than killing a…

Second/Punishment/Explore ~ Justice

From the very first second Mesrea knew there was nothing to do. Nothing she could say would make a difference. She was angry. It wasn’t fair. She didn’t deserve to be here. But she was. She sat where she was expected to, hands clasped on the table. The first order of business was dealt with…

Depth ~ Where the Eagles Fly

Sitting on the branch, Selena observed the eagles through the lens of her camera: they were such magnificent creatures, kings of the skies. No wonder they were Zeus’s symbols in the old days. She sighed. Sometimes she wished she could be like them: free, without any responsibilities. No job, no rent to pay… a bird…

The Tower ~ Betrayal

Talhia laughed, as Serena turned and twirled in front of the mirror admiring the dress. The gowns their father brought back for his daughters were the latest fashion from La Serenissima. Knowing how ridiculously the merchants from the Republic charged for their clothes, it must have been a particularly lucrative season, although Talhia knew every…

Generous Genies ~ Where She Belongs?

In response to the Daily Post writing prompt Generous Genies She felt the call; as she always did. As she always had ever since she was first imprisoned. Because of magic, because of a man who would control her. And now she was to serve whenever someone found her lamp. At least it was only…

-Clo- ~ Getting There

In response to Linda G Hill’s stream of consciousness prompt “-clo” She strolled through the streets as if she owned them, her cloak swirling about her in the windy weather. People fell away from her, as they met her gaze. Or rather when they saw the marks on her brow. It was bold, brazen even…

Do you Believe in Magic? ~ Sea of Sorrow

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: Do you Believe in Magic? You have been transformed into a mystical being who has the ability to do magic. Describe your new abilities in detail. How will you use your new skills? He’d watched them from afar for almost a year. Someone who would observe him…

Hook ’em with a Quote ~ Two Worlds

In response to Writing 101 prompt Hook ’em with a quote. A blank page can be intimidating. Sometimes it’s helpful to use someone else’s words to give you a boost. Today, use a quote or passage from something you’ve read to introduce your post. You’ll see a similar technique at the beginning of a book…

A Story in a Single Image ~ Calling

In response to Writing 101 prompt A Story in a Single Image. Yesterday, you found inspiration in one word and used it as a springboard for a post idea. Images — including photographs and works of art — can also act as

Elemental ~ Heart on Fire

In response to DeviantArt Flash Fiction Month July 22 prompt: Elemental Jane’s always liked to play with fire. That’s what my parents said throughout the years. Both figuratively and literally. When we went camping, she always built and started the fire. She would ensure it didn’t die too early. She could spend hours looking at…