Peter Bennet loved pie. It didn’t matter what kind of pie. All flavors of pie, ranging from fruit to pies with meat and gravy, enticed his taste buds to try them. As long as it had a flaky crust on the top and the bottom, he was a […]
I like to make people laugh and then say, "hmmm." If I have done that then I have successfully changed the way you have seen the world.
An innocent compliment that could have been a disguised insult opened Lizbeth Perlow’s eyes. She was leaned over the desk, helping a student with her science. She stopped writing and turned to me to say, “You smell exactly like my grandmother. I think you wear the same perfume.” […]
In B is for Beauty, an anthology of Beauty and the Beast fairy tale retellings, I wrote a story about Melissa and Zane. Both want love. When it finds them, they struggle with believing it is real. This is where Aunt Patty’s muffins come into play. When Aunt […]
I noticed that I’d been tired the past couple of days. The first day, I attributed it to teacher fatigue. On the second day, I was beginning to wonder if perhaps I was being lazy. This morning, I woke after sleeping in until 9 a.m. My typical sleep-in […]
This was our time to show what we’d been saying all along. As one student stated, “It doesn’t matter if it’s by blood or bond. We’re family.”
A romantic short story about the romantic moments in day to day life.
They’ve been together long enough for him to forget he’s already told that story. Not once or twice, but several times. She can it repeat word for word. If he wasn’t watching for her reaction she could mimic his gestures. The eyes dart up and to the right […]
Today’s 100 word story is an excerpt from a story in the Sweet Romance Anthology. Bacchus had wine. Venus had an apple. Mayra made a cherry syrup from the cherries she picked with her own hands to prove her adoration for Victor. When she pitted the cherries, she […]
Small children’s arms and legs, tightened around his calves, tested his balance. His arms raised to shoulder level and his voice had thinned to adjust to the demands on his balance.
His thoughtful eyes studied her tenderly, searching for the source of the lines around her tense smile. He must have seen the barrage of complaints people lodged her way, still pounding at the sides of her head. Strong arms wrapped around her back to draw her in for […]