From Blog to Book

She’d always been shy, awkward in her own skin. Years of bullying at school had made her even more afraid of interacting with new people, or not new for that matter. From shy, she’d gone solitary, remote. Some who didn’t know her thought she believed herself better than her peers. She didn’t but her peers…

Unknown Celebrity

Ms. Heiligenschein unfailingly lived up to her name; her blond curls framed her lovely face like a halo and she exuded an aura that scintillated. Ever since she came up on the scene, she’d lit up any place she entered, any event she attended: almost literally.  She was a photographer’s dream; svelte yet with curves…

Disappointing Victory

The neon glow enveloped the city built by and for corporations. From the penthouse he staid in, he smiled. In the end, he would win. He didn’t even have to try that hard. He merely had to spread crumbs here and there; they had done the rest. He laughed; they called him the Tempter but…

Betrayed

He didn’t want to do it, but what choice did he have? If he didn’t go, his father would punish him. It was better not to think of the punishments. Although it was hard to deny their consequences. He was still limping from the last. So up he went into the tower where she stayed,…

Impending Change

The excitement Lucy felt, as she gathered her findings, was palpable. If anyone watched her just then, they would have known something was about to happen. Excited though she was, Lucy calmly went through the list in her head one more time: inkwood, sage, five candles, rosemary, clay and a small knife. That had been…

Hypocrisy

The funeral went by in a waltz of shiny cars, black suits, and choreographed tears.   He stood by unnoticed but taking note of everything. If it weren’t for the circumstances he might have laughed. Not one of the attendants was truly sad.  Oh they all grieved: the money lost, the influence gone, the power scattered. But not…

#tuesdayinasentence ~ Force

The sheer force of the blast was so destructive, it would force people inside nuclear refuges for days if not weeks. ©scolpron2018 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a post to go with it. Try to do it…

A Life to Bargain

Dolan sat by the well, nursing his bruised ego. He cursed his parents for bestowing such a portentous name upon him. It wasn’t fair. He was smaller than most youth his age; some girls were even taller than him. They all tyrannized him, taunting him for being weak. He was supposed to be a man…

Waxed

She was looking at the exhibited mannequins; she never liked them. Some people hated clowns, mice, or snakes… Mannequins creeped her out. Their resemblance to humans, while necessary for their purpose, was uncanny. She never understood the appeal of museums like Madame Tusseault’s. If you wanted to see a singer, you could go to a…

Entering the World

There was something ethereal about the young woman holding his arm; as if she didn’t quite belong to this world. Nobody had ever seen her. Still her name was known; in fact it had become the subject of many rumours over the past months but to witness her entrance within the ton was a privilege….

Standing in the Dark

“It was different,” they’d said. “We have to allow dispensation because of the circumstances.” They’d added. That was weeks ago… She stood in the darkness unmoving. She’d been in the darkness for some time now. She’d found refuge in a house; if one could really call “house” the derelict building she’d entered to escape the…

The Last Hrtedyp

A sense of impending doom descended upon him when he woke that day; he couldn’t have said why but something in his bones seemed to scream at him. Not an unlikely thing altogether seeing as the Hrtedyp were the race of speaking bones, but it was unusual for him not to hear his bones. And…