Punishment

“You embarrassed me this evening.” She was removing her earrings, sitting at the vanity when the words fell from his mouth like a death sentence. Her husband stood by the door connecting their rooms, his tie undone and shirt unbuttoned, but dressed nonetheless. Cold and precise, Lucinda knew from his tone what her husband might…

A Little Bit of Blooming Luck

He’d focused on his duty: gold. What human could find the feet of a rainbow anyway? Magicians. Just his luck: turned into a garden gnome. ©scolpron2017 In response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s Finish Off Friday Prompt and to the Daily Post writing prompt Luck

Reaping

Until she uploaded her day’s photos onto the computer, she never noticed the shadow in each of them. The shadow, or spot, caught her attention then. Damn! Was there dust on her lens? She’d cleaned each of them before heading out… or maybe on the mirror when she changed lenses. No the first would be…

Haunted?

Footsteps echoed eerily in the fog. Marisa sped up; she knew the stories. She would snort at them during the day, but at night alone, she was willing to believe that the shack she’d rented was haunted. Particularly when she couldn’t see past her elbow when she extended her arm: which she wouldn’t do by…

Haunted

When Mark and Pat renovated the family home, they discovered an old bicycle hidden under the porch. It was all broken up and the siblings figured they’d repair it. They refurbished old things to sell them. It must be a family thing: their father would’ve thrown it away otherwise. He never kept ‘useless’ stuff around…

Hit by the Arrow

Dan liked to play cupid at office Christmas parties. He’d hang mistletoe in the party room after the team in charge of organizing left. No one knew he put them on. Or so he liked to think. But Moira the company’s newest employee was a Cupid herself and she wasn’t to be outdone. Dan was…

Garden Gargoyles ~ Life Sentence

Ed Grimley is adjusting to his life as a garden gargoyle. Of course it wasn’t his dream career but he’s been here two weeks. Ever since he tried to break and enter into Mr. Fawn’s house and steal the treasure the newcomer was rumoured to possess. But Mr. Fawn’s doll collection is his greatest passion…

James ~ Hell Hath No Fury

James was never seen again after setting off down the rutted, puddled road. The police looked everywhere; everyone who had come in contact with James became a person of interest until they all were left alone. Mrs. Finch was particularly peeved when they questioned her daughter for an hour. Lucy was fragile. But according to…

Privet’s Farm ~ Faustian Deal

Privet’s Farm, isolated from other farms sat exposed to the elements. And in the dismal weather nobody noticed the man braving nature to reach the remote location, not even the inhabitants of the farm. They’d have known him for a harbinger of sorrow. One knock at the door and Linda Privet opened, her eyes widening…