The Forest of Tempered Secrets – Friday Fictioneers

 The Forest of Tempered Secrets Eli braced his arm across Freya's stomach, much the way their father did when danger surfaced. Freya halted before a contorted lot of trees covered with moss, their branches a maze of wooden tendrils strangling each other. Dead branches in pain. "Don't move. It's the Forest of Tempered Secrets," Eli said. "You must give them up. Otherwise...." He pointed. Freya's expression … Continue reading The Forest of Tempered Secrets – Friday Fictioneers

Ward’s Play – Friday Fictioneers – 01/31/14

Here's my contribution to Friday Fictioneers, a wonderful group of talented writers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Thank you to Claire Fuller for the photo. Why not give it a try? Here are the instructions. Today's piece is loosely inspired by my trip to Preston Castle. Here's a post I did about it last October. Preston's … Continue reading Ward’s Play – Friday Fictioneers – 01/31/14

All in the Family – Friday Fictioneers – 10/25/13

Happy Anniversary to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for leading the Friday Fictioneers for a whole year now. Wow, that went by fast. A big, heartfelt thanks to you. In Rochelle's honor today, I wrote biographical fiction. Thanks for all your inspiration. Biographical Fiction (101 words) copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields All in the Family The piano sat abandoned … Continue reading All in the Family – Friday Fictioneers – 10/25/13

Just One – Friday Fictioneers – 09/27/13

It's time for Friday Fictioneers. Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for being such a gracious host. Thanks to Rich Voza for the intriguing picture. It's a goody and a challenge. I decided to go the sci-fi route, it's so tempting. I can't wait to see what people came up with this week. Click here for … Continue reading Just One – Friday Fictioneers – 09/27/13

Dare Accepted – Friday Fictioneers – 08/23/13

It's time for Friday Fictioneers. Thank you to the talented and lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for her time and energy hosting this group. Thank you to Claire Fuller for the inspirational photo. My story of 100 words follows.  Thank you for reading, and your criticism is welcome. If you like, you're welcome to give it a … Continue reading Dare Accepted – Friday Fictioneers – 08/23/13

The Scratch of a Branch – Friday Fictioneers – 08/16/13

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for being our wonderful host of Friday Fictioneers. Also, thanks to Roger Bultot for the inspirational photo. This is just fiction. Thanks for reading. Please find more exciting stories from the Fictioneers here. Literary Fiction: 103 words Copyright – Roger Bultot The Scratch of a Branch I heard the scratch of … Continue reading The Scratch of a Branch – Friday Fictioneers – 08/16/13

Intergalactic – Friday Fictioneers – 07/26/13

It's great to be back with the Friday Fictioneers after a brief hiatus. I look forward to reading as many stories as I can. Thank you, Doug, for the gorgeous photo for inspiration and to Rochelle for her generous time. I'm not sure what this is. I hope you enjoy it. Click here for more … Continue reading Intergalactic – Friday Fictioneers – 07/26/13