Featured Author: @kemmyb
The Antique Paint Brush
Moments later, without a single thought, his right hand moved of its own accord and began to paint. In his state of grief, he did not question the mystery. He just watched as his hand got busy, moving across the white canvas. Shapes began to take form on his painting board revealing a colourful image of Mara, her hands stretched out to hold his own, both of them staring at each other in love. -@kemmyb
Featured Author: @rakushasu
But the moment the small mailbox opened up, I could already see them, three postcards. Cute kittens and puppies stared at me from each one. When I turned them around, I saw the postal stamp, saw my address and name and of course the damned smiley faces.
Featured Author: @iamsmaller
Craning his neck around to get a better look at that spot, he could see a small pile of dust, suspended in mid-air. There was a calm spot directly above the transmitter, where the dust had settled. But he could only see it from one place. After a few moments thought, he had it figured out. The transmitter had ‘opened’ up a small pocket of space, and you could only see into it when looking directly at its mouth. -@iamsmaller
Featured Author: @bruno-kema
There Was an Old Woman
"Of course it's real," Nate said, his chest puffed with the confidence of one who knew what he was saying. "There's an old woman who takes care of the woods, she walks around with two sticks. One in her hand to help her walk and the other in her mouth to clean her only tooth. Yeah, she has only one tooth." -@bruno-kema
One thing I noticed as I read your story and tried to figure out why it has so much energy (typical of your stories) is the use of active verbs. For example, the campers hurl their backpacks. Nate's chest puffed with confidence. Fear churned his stomach.
I think it was Stephen King who suggested that adverbs weaken a story. The verb should be strong enough to carry the action. You do this very well. -@agmoore
Featured Author: @diebitch
Lucy got up and looked at the shining sun, it was a good day for a birthday party. She'd chosen a tea party theme. On other birthdays, her mother would dress up her dolls and soft toys in nice clothes and make them sit through teatime. But this time, there'll be real kids eating cupcakes and the sweet honey tea her mom had bought. -@diebitch
Featured Author: @dwixer
Enemies of the Road
Tuesday Morning, June 14, 2020, the date and time read on Lawrence's wristwatch. "Something was wrong about this place" he mumbled. No one seems to have noticed the changes in the atmosphere except Lawrence who have stayed awake the night through the journey. The path through the forest was dark but his time read it was morning and worst, it was two years ahead of time... -@dwixer
A most interesting approach to the camp challenge. The child learns a basic lesson from the bus driver. If we don't watch the clock and obsess about time, then time won't matter.
At first this seems counter-logical, but then it makes perfect sense. What difference does the reading on the clock make in his experience of reality? It is the setting and rising of the sun that may determine the time in his day. When he is in tune with that, he is at peace. -@agmoore
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