Category Archives: Short Stories

Phrases pop into my head and invite me to elaborate. I never know where they will take me, but the story that unfolds usually holds twists and messages. They are a quick pick-me-up if you are having a boring day.

Difficult to be Original

Thank you, Monica Hadsall, for this seed sentence: “I find it difficult to be consistently original.” This sentence is a perfect example. It took me five tries to choose the word “consistently”. “Always” is plain vanilla. “Regularly” is boring. “Continually”? … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Books, Random Sentence Stories, Short Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Footsteps

Thank you, Jamie Clark, for this seed sentence! “As she listened to the clickety-clack of footsteps coming up the stairs outside, she took a deep breath, closed her eyes, rested her face in her palm, and sighed.” And so the … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Random Sentence Stories, Short Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Foremost Believe in Myself

Thank you, Dennis Giersch, for this seed sentence: I am, as I foremost believe in myself! And so the story begins… A man stepped forward from the crowd and approached. Someone you wouldn’t notice particularly until you saw his eyes. … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Random Sentence Stories, Short Stories | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Freeing a Tethered Soul

Thanks, Stacey Patalita, for this seed sentence! “Some days I feel good in my skin and other days my soul feels tethered.”  And so the story begins… Some days I feel good in my skin and other days my soul … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Random Sentence Stories, Short Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sivakami Fulfills a Life

Thanks, Margaret L Evans Sivakami, for this seed sentence! “Śivakāmi is mesmerized by the continuous raindrops falling steadily from the sky like a screensaver.”  And so the story begins… Sivakami dances through life. Born as Barbara Ann Morgan, a common … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Books, Random Sentence Stories, Short Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Chipmunk Comes Calling

“When he answered the doorbell, there was only a chipmunk sitting on the front step, looking up at him.” Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Humor, Random Sentence Stories, Short Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When you relocate, does your heart come, too?

Thanks, Rich Heiser, for this seed sentence! April 11, 2018 “Sometimes, when you relocate, you need to purposely DRAG your heart with you.”  And so the story begins… Sometimes, when you relocate, you need to purposely DRAG your heart with … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Random Sentence Stories, Short Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tildy’s Musings: We meet Tildy.

Tildy McWallen ran her life the way she ran her mouth – full speed ahead. It isn’t that she wanted to; it just sorta worked out that way. Her Momma reminded her constantly. Don’t. That’s all she said. Just Don’t. … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Short Stories, Tildy's Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tildy’s Musings. Try, Learn.

Twice was one time more than necessary. Don’t do it the same way twice.  Ever! That didn’t change things. Do it once. Watch. See what works. Try a new way. Wait. Learn. Trust Life to bring in a whole wagon … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Short Stories, Tildy's Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tildy’s Musings. Nathaniel.

Nathaniel watched Tildy move through life like wind through a cornfield, whispering, gently parting the pliant limber stalks, fiercely pounding and breaking the tough stalks if necessary to shift things. He recognized her as his teacher. Most days he welcomed … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Short Stories, Tildy's Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment