Tag: short stories

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…

Demon Slayer

“‘Arabic for Beginners’? You’re taking a trip I don’t know about?” Maggie almost jumped out of her skin. “You scared me, Jeff! I didn’t hear you come in.” She got up and gave him a big hug, not wanting to let go. It was the first time she felt safe since he left. “I missed…