The Gift

She wrapped her scarf and sighed visibly in the morning air.

On the recurring drive, she replayed the first visit. Tubes, wires, alerts of all kinds overwhelmed them.

The season closed with a new beginning; baby is finally coming home.

– Written for YeahWrite Microprose Challenge #434. Prompt was to tell a story in exactly 40 words that evokes a specific season without using the names for that season.

A Rose for a Beauty

A rose for a beauty, a fair trade, I say!

My temper bests me. I like things just so, but I am no beast. I simply do not tolerate their standards for women.

I love you.

Take courage and my hand. Confess your heart’s desires. They shall become mine.

girl-2000923_1920– Written for YeahWrite.me Microprose Challenge #356. Prompt was to retell a fairy tale. WC 49. Photo by Brigitte Werner, from Pixabay.

Celestial Predestination

Imprinted memories of a home I’ve never seen flash behind my eyes and my awakening begins. Earth served only as a sort of nursery school. Now it’s time for my extraction, and I am prepared. I scan the horizon for the vessel.

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– Written for YeahWrite.me Microprose Challenge #312. Prompt was to answer the question “What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing?” WC 42. Photo from Pixabay.