Tales from the Oddcast – Episode 3

This week’s Podcast story is Advice from Mum. You can find the text version below for those of you who prefer using your eyes to listening with your ears. If you missed the podcast, don’t worry, it’s still there and available on eight different podcast platforms, all you have to do is to follow the link […]

The Spirit Guide

“Day and night cannot dwell together!” Spotted Bear rose from the table and strode angrily from the house. “Please Papa,” Christina called after him, “you’re more alike than you know.” Her husband John gently placed his hand on her swelling womb, her restless skin rippling beneath his touch. As Spotted Bear walked off his fury […]

Just another day…

Today began as a typical day in the Dunford-Castro household. I woke up this morning to be told that there was no milk, and therefore there would be no tea until there was.  I got up and dressed in my usual pre-tea stupor and went to the local shop where I bought bread and milk, […]

God’s Instrument

Photo by Kevin Chach – Basurero Zona 3 Guatemala City,  google maps God’s Instrument  (150 words) – Micro Fiction “What is this, Nicolas?” Manuel looked at the flyer his son had brought him. “They’re offering free violin lessons after school,” said his son, “but I need an instrument.” Manuel shook his head. “I told you […]

The Punishment Room

I decided after writing the longer version for this story that I would give you both to read, on the off chance you had sufficient time for another 235 words, I very much prefer it. You can find the full story below this week’s FF entry. Hope you enjoy 🙂 The Punishment Room (100 words) […]

In the Nick of Time.

Daily Prompt: Twilight Zone by Krista on February 28, 2014 Ever have an experience that felt surreal, as though you’d been suddenly transported into the twilight zone, where time seemed to warp, perhaps slowing down or speeding up? The year was 1996 and it was almost Christmas. It was almost a year since I began dating […]

Dolphin Therapy

Welcome to this week’s Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields THE CHALLENGE: Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.) THE KEY: Make every word count. Copyright- Jean L. Hays Dolphin Therapy (100 words) Carl gaped in disbelief. […]

Stories from the Teenage years

Young people these days seem increasingly difficult to impress.  I marvel at the incredible pace at which technology seems to be advancing, yet my own children were quite blasé about the wonders of their new mobile phones. I tried to remember if my own teenage attitude was as cool then as my children’s are now […]