Filed under Monday Finish the Story


“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 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

MFTS-Life on the Edge

She lived a life that some would describe as on the edge. When I teased that her reality check had bounced she laughed that delicious laugh and winked. She bumped by arm playfully and said she wasn’t bankrupt yet. She palmed her two lucky nickels and laughed. Then she would go on doing exactly what … Continue reading

MFTS-The Cat’s Lament

Finish the story begins with:  “Now this is living the life of Riley.” Yes, Barbara, another fun challenge! Here is my poetic response. Now this is living the life of Riley. Yep, Riley’s the name And relaxin’s the game Twentyfour-seven it’s the same Livin’ the life of Riley. Now this is living the life of Riley. … Continue reading