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Moon Dance (a 500-word story)

Here’s my piece for the July Writing Challenge – Moonstruck

Moon Dance

I danced for you.

“Gather, children,” the old one said. “I shall tell you how Moon King learned to dance.

“Long ago, there was only all-light when Moon King brooded in the sky. And all-dark when he walked the earth, searching for something to fill the great emptiness inside him. He looked but did not see, for he looked only into that emptiness….”

-ooo-

The girl stood at cliff’s edge. Arms outstretched. Looking down.

The sea beckoned her. Crashing against the rocks. Hungry for her blood. Continue reading “Moon Dance (a 500-word story)”

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Just Another Day on the Job (a 500-word story)

This time around, I’ve combined Haley Whitehall’s Body Language challenge, Billie Jo Wood’s Solstice Sunday, and my Creature Feature challenge (see mash-up below for links) into one 500 word story. Here you go…

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Just Another Day on the Job 

She drummed her fingers against her thigh and shot the kind of look that would start a fire.

Fortunately, there was plenty of cloud cover.

I nudged Tom, my trainee. “Assessment?”

“Common fire sprite. Juvenile. Range: two feet. Requires full sunlight to start a fire. Containment protocol: capture in JN-32 spherical containment field and transport to Breach.” Continue reading “Just Another Day on the Job (a 500-word story)”