I will never know if you remember, wherever you are now. It was already autumn, and the chill in the air reminded us that soon the cold winds would sweep through the plains and our city. We stopped the car, I wanted to take a picture of you: I wanted to stop the clock, capture … Continue reading #VisDare 116: Vague #WritersWednesday
She's a workaholic, always on the move, alert, unstoppable. To meet her is an experience, her smile contagious, and this feeling of a hard mind behind her long eyelashes. She travels, she comes to you, she's punctual, the tools of her trade in her long bag, full of marvellous attires. One guesses her luggage contains … Continue reading #VisDare 101: Balance
We walk along the high brick wall, the road side covered with snowdrops and daffodils, soon to see the old castle, perched on the hill, surrounded by meadows, ochre stones on blue sky. Few trees are yet in bloom: this is the time of year when Spring is lurking, not yet triumphant, but already more than … Continue reading #FiveSentenceFiction: Spoiled (or a day in Paradise)
Prompted by "Getting Started"... Planetary Boundaries Navajos Une Femme Est une Femme Pueblos Melting Freezing India Arizona Prickly Pear Tiergarten Dreyfus Spying Alexander Platz Economics Growth CO2 Clouds ... to be continued...
I saw her eyes probing the object, a black square with no apparent feature. Behind the long eyelashes the green globes turned to me: - "And may I ask what the content of this thing might be, if any?" - "I cannot be absolutely sure... You see, like so many, I died in 2084, a … Continue reading #DailyPrompt: Buyers, Beware?
Secrets of a most secretive city…
By Theadora Brack
Calling all saints and sinners: Snuggle tight because it is time to crack open my slim, spellbound volume of spirited adventures in Paris for another retelling. For tricks, I’ve added a few new tales and photographs. I’ve also got the flashlights, pillows, and blankets, along with the marshmallows and bubbly for toasting. Here are eleven of my favorite spooky grounds.
Now, let’s go raise some spirits!
1. The Unknown Celebrity of the Seine
Among the artsy clutter that once adorned nearly every artist’s lair was a plaster face with a mysterious smile. These were cast from a famous death mask called “L’inconnue de la Seine,” made from an unknown 16-year-old who washed up on…
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Image: © Muhammad Mahdi Karim, http://www.micro2macro.net The small creature stood still, as frozen in time, as the landscape around her shook in convulsions. Far, far away in her ancestral memories, buried deep in her cells, she knew: the great meteorite, the explosions that killed the giants, leaving huge craters on the surface of Gaia. She, and her … Continue reading #FiveSentenceFiction: Fearless
On the small balcony he looked at the slow traffic down on the street: the city was near silent, in a thin mist of rain. He would take a picture of the buildings, at the junction, this time on a high enough aperture to see the drops falling, and the dream-like quality of the scenery. … Continue reading #FiveSentenceFiction: Rain
We were at the bottom of our garden, just at the fence that separated it from the fields: for us, the wild country. You'd climbed over the wooden fence, and held forth against the barbarians (that was me), daring me to give the assault. So I thought I would call upon my chief engineer, who … Continue reading VisDare 52: Ingenious
Write a story about a DAREDEVIL in just six words. Let a photo or image inspire you to write a story. Or first write the story, and then make or search for a picture to go with it.Higher still over the merciless cliff