The Ink Well Highlights Magazine #25


Image modified using a picture by Becca Clark from Pixabay

This periodic magazine highlights a small selection of short stories posted to The Ink Well community that stood out and were awarded a Curie vote. Thank you to all authors in The Ink Well for sharing your creative work!

Important Note

We are showcasing authors who have contributed well-written and edited stories, have read and commented on the work of other authors and comply with all of the community rules posted on our home page. These activities help our community thrive and grow!

The following are just a few of our favorite stories from October 11-18, 2021.

TheInkWell Section Seperator.png

Featured Author: @daveyjones7
Stage of Emergency


Image source: Pexels

The Security Chiefs were all gathered in the Pentagon and they were all deliberating on the best way to avoid a world war which could only be avoided if the codes to the missile launching system were given to them by the witch. -@daveyjones7

TheInkWell Section Seperator.png

Featured Author: @wrestlingdesires
The Mutant Vampire Snakes Of Astro-Tec-Terra Research Laboratory


Image source: Canva

Most of the genetically altered snakes looked like the average pythons you would find in a pet store. Or among the trees, to Larry's dismay. The price of living in Florida was that pet snakes released into the wild tended to thrive. -@wrestlingdesires

TheInkWell Section Seperator.png

Featured Author: @dwixer
The Prophecy


Image source: Pixabay

"I shall be away for some weeks and while I'm away, watch the kingdom with utmost interest," he said to his eldest sons. " I'm doing this for you". He added while wrapping the materials he had been given to assist him through the journey. -@dwixer

TheInkWell Section Seperator.png

Featured Author: @mosin-nagant
All the Way to Tomorrow


Image source: Author

Joe didn't answer, his gaze frozen on the pond. He sat on the expanse of wood that bordered the pavilion, holding a glass of champagne. Every now and then he twirled the glass. -@mosin-nagant

TheInkWell Section Seperator.png

Featured Author: @yuki-nee
A Scar Under the Full Moon


Image source: Pixabay

Terry watched the white wolf drink from the spring through his night vision binoculars in silence. Having observed the animal for so long, Terry had grown some attachment for it. Besides the wolf’s magnificent white fur, the thing that truly attracts Terry to the wolf was the animal’s lone nature. -@katleya

TheInkWell Section Seperator.png

Featured Author: @diebitch
A Piece of CAKE


Image source: Pixabay

A dad was carrying a steaming mug of hot chocolate with a generous piece of apple pie for his daughter. Lyla swallowed and turned her attention to the other side. A group of girls were giggling and bending over a box of cupcakes, Lyla groaned and just closed her eyes. Suddenly, someone shoved her, and she stumbled onto the person in front of her. -@diebitch

TheInkWell Section Seperator.png

Featured Author: @kemmyb
The Dushante Dancers


Image source: Unsplash

Right in the middle of the dancers was Jake seated in a throne-like big chair with a shining silver crown on his head. His eyes were glassy, like he was hypnotized, and focused on the dancing ladies while he grinned stupidly like a buffoon. -@kemmyb/center>

TheInkWell Section Seperator.png

Thank you for reading our short story highlights magazine!

@jayna, @agmoore, and @gracielaacevedo

p.s. You can see the past magazines here: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, 23, 24

We would like to invite lovers of creative writing to visit The Ink Well, a Hive community started by @raj808 and @stormlight24 and run by @jayna, @agmoore and @gracielaacevedo.

We also invite you to follow The Ink Well curation trail on the Hive blockchain, at Simply navigate to the curation trail section and search for theinkwell (all one word with no @ symbol) and our trail will pop up as an option.

Similarly delegations are possible on Hive using the fantastic Hive Blockchain front end. If you wish to delegate to @theinkwell, you can do this from the wallet section of

A big thank you to all of our delegators:
@jayna, @agmoore, @gracielaacevedo, @johneyreacko, @zeurich, @generikat, @barge, @marlyncabrera, @stormcharmer @iamraincrystal, @preparedwombat, @marcybetancourt, @lacrucita, @adncabrera, @vision-of-esca, @josemalavem, @morey-lezama, @sayury, @rypo01, @evagavilan2 and @bertrayo.

Click banner to visit our community page

Find us on twitter by clicking the banner above.

3 columns
2 columns
1 column