“Captain, the lights! Aren’t they spectacular? What are they?” “Some kind of celebration, I suppose.” “Of course, Sir. But we never had any of that back home. What do you think it’s all about?” “Haven’t the slightest. Enjoy it while you can. It won’t be long now.” “Do we have to . . . I mean, … Continue reading


This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode. Thank you Louise Hubert Cramwell, the 3rd, descended from a long line of sailors,  unfortunately had not inherited the necessary skills for life on the water. Stranded aboard his small vessel he surveyed the sky.  The ominous clouds on the horizon or the sun beating relentlessly … Continue reading


This week’s photo prompt is provided by J.S. Brand. Thank you J.S. for our photo prompt!   Old Axelrod counted each step on his assent. He didn’t remember  difficulty when he had last come here. That time had been with his son Ben and when the four year old had tired, Axelrod had swung him easily … Continue reading


This week’s photo prompt is provided by Kecia Spartin. Thank you Kecia! Evelyn said to the serpent, “Same old tricks, eh?” “They’ve worked for years.” Serpent slithered closer, his long body uncoiling to lightly brush her arm. Evelyn hugged her basket of apples closer,remembering father’s warning about the evil one. Show no fear, she thought and  … Continue reading

Missed Opportunity

  This week’s photo prompt is provided by Footy and Foodie. Thank you for our photo prompt! Jon hungered to win the contest, create the best work; make his father proud. The chance was right before him if he could work fast enough. The lingering light would only grant him a small window of opportunity. Best … Continue reading