Tag: micro fiction

A Promise Kept

Jenny raced out of her house, car keys in her hand, and dressed as if embarking on an adventure in the tundra.  Before getting into her Prius, she noticed a tiny, shivering boy sitting alone by the side of the road. “Nicky, did you miss the bus again?” “I’m sorry, Aunt Jenny.  I was making…

Happy Birthday To Me

Out at sea, no one can hear you scream, no one can come to your rescue. Around midnight, I was startled out of a deep sleep by the sounds of screams coming from the deck.  My family was in trouble. Perhaps I should have stayed where I was, but I had to see what was…

The Night Bear

Waves of nausea rippled through my body, but I valiantly controlled the urge to vomit.  It was my first day on the homicide beat, and I wasn’t about to embarrass myself in front of the veteran police detectives and paramedics on the scene. I saw Detective Ryan, and waved. “Amber, a moment?” She looked at…

Friendship On A Park Bench

“Imitated.” “I beg your pardon?”  I asked, looking up from my crossword puzzle.  I was so engrossed, I hadn’t notice him sitting down next to me on the park bench. “The word you’re looking for, thirty-five down, is ‘imitated’.” “So it is.  Thanks.” “I’m Ned Ross.”  He offered me his hand. I shook it. “I’m…

A Night To Remember

Regina and Ronnie had been dating for a year, so she wasn’t surprised when he called to tell her to meet him at Monte’s that night.  He had an important issue to discuss. She guessed what that issue was, and her friends all agreed; he was going to propose. When she showed up at Monte’s…