From our ‘Every Picture Tells A Story’ Series: A 1950s Cold-War-Era-warning inspired flashfiction piece.
A moment in time and a story told by a grandmother to her granddaughter that highlights the heightened feelings of first love and her discovery of the true meaning of Christmas.
Howling at the moon… https://youtu.be/0o8xqtu6mj0
A satirical origin story. What if an alchemist’s vanity and tragically failed experiment created the first werewolf?
One day I came across a photo of a decaying building sitting on a cliff over a sea, and, struck by it, wondered: ‘What’s its story?’ Read what it told me.
Laurie was the consummate bargain hunter, excited at the prospect of holiday shopping in the town she had just moved to. Then she had one of those days that forever marks you. And nothing is ever the same again. Instead of a deal, she had found the undead.
Folklore Reimagined & Retold for Halloween. The Story of Stingy Jack | How A Devil’s Agreement Became the Origin of the Jack-o-Lantern.
“We stopped checking for monsters under our bed when we realized they were inside us.” –Charles Darwin
What if you could give someone you love one more hour of life? The passion of love bursting into flame is more powerful than death, stronger than the grave.
I had a note in my story-idea book for some time about a revenge killing at the height of a hurricane. It seemed a perfect way to cover up a crime. One hurricane-season morning, while enjoying my coffee and watching hurricane news (I live in Florida), I toyed with the thread of a few lines for that story as the caffeine kicked in. As I scanned my images folder, I came across one (a text image) that gave me the title and the core of the story’s protagonist. It fleshed out my premise… you can push a person too far, and then the 6th commandment (or other laws) may not keep them from doing what they must to survive. And what better time to do something so drastic than when you stand a good chance of getting away with it.
For the past month, Samantha’s grandfather had sat on the front porch each day as the summer deepened into a…