Tag: Short 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 Ninja, The Super Hero, And The Old Lady

The big night had arrived:  Halloween!  This year was special.  For the first time, Liam and Sally were going trick or treating on their own. To be honest, I’m wasn’t a big fan of the idea.  Liam wasn’t quite eleven yet, and Sally was only seven.  They approached my husband and I earlier in the…

A Family Matter

“Hard Knocks?”  Randy didn’t sound impressed.  “I’m in trouble and you take me to a dive bar?” “I have it on good authority that the folks here can help.” “Whose authority?” Why was he being difficult?  “You don’t want to know.”  I opened the door and gestured for him to enter. He crossed his arms…