This was the first year that I attempted to write a short story every month. Unfortunately, I didn’t succeed with my yearly goal. At the time I was a full-time student in a veterinary nursing program. I wrote a few that year and didn’t follow any particular guidelines. Here they are:
“Please tell me that is a disguise,” I said to my twin, Everett, as he walked into our office. He had the most ridiculous mustache I’ve ever seen. Which answered my question about what he did while I was on a three-month tour of South America. After our last case, I took a vacation. It… Continue reading Photo in the Hall
Sir Gawain, You do not know me, but I am writing to request a favor. You do not know me so I cannot hope that you will grant a request of a total stranger, but I require your aid. It is a matter of life and death. Before I ask my favor, I would… Continue reading Sir Gawain and the Priest
This story was inspired by a painting created by Biz Boston, my sister. It hangs in my home office. I see it every day, and I often make up stories for how this gorilla ended up with a flower sitting on a bench. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ When I arrived at the zoo, the zookeeper thought the delivery… Continue reading G.U.S.
“All you have to do is concentrate. Visualize the wick of the candle bursting into fire.” I really was trying and concentrating, but at the same time, I was also thinking how I didn’t belong here. “Trainee Ella, are you concentrating?” Mage Orvan was standing over me glaring. I rolled my eyes and received a… Continue reading The Bloodstone (My April Story — Very Late — Sorry)
Seamus left the island the minute he turned 18. He took the first ferry he could get and left for the mainland. When his mother called to see how his life was going, she always mentioned how things were changing. When he’d lived there, the island had a population of around 440. Forty people and… Continue reading Return to the Island (My May Story — Very Late)
Once terraforming tech was developed and improved on, everyone assumed the entire surface of Mars would be re-scaped and colonized. In reality, the harsh Mars environment was too overwhelming for the best tech. In the end, only about 2% of Mars was terraformed. Of the people who helped terraform, many remained behind to join the… Continue reading A Brief History of the Psittacines