Empty

By Deling at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15743531

You are sitting in your regular space on the sofa—feet up, beer in hand. I’m curled up in my normal spot in the chair by the big window. I like how I can keep an eye on you and the street at the same time without it looking like I’m doing either. You’re watching something loud and aggressive. Wrestling, maybe? I’m reading an electronic book.

At least that’s what it looks like.Read More »

Intruder

By Finnexplorer at Finnish Wikipedia (Transferred from fi.wikipedia to Commons.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsI can see her inching her way around the building from my position in the tower. She’s pressed up against the wall, presumably to avoid being seen by cameras or guards. She stops at the sound of a truck going by on the overpass. After checking in both directions, she begins her slow progress toward the door.Read More »

Fall of Giants

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(It’s impossible to tell from what I managed to get out in 10 minutes, but this actually does relate to the prompt. I think this is one that will take some more of my time in the future. I love it when that happens with a prompt. Even if it doesn’t, I’m inordinately pleased with this bit of dialogue.)

“It happened again.”

“Really?”

“Yeah. Two of ’em. Along the south ridge.”Read More »

Clowns

By Commander Keane (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons(This one definitely won’t appeal to everyone, and I’m not sure about posting it. But I like it, and I’m living bravely. So here’s something for me to regret with a smile later.)

AnnaLee and Betsy could hear the muffled slaps and giggles from the room across the hall. The rhythmic bounce of bed springs was punctuated occasionally by honks and squeaks. The ladies raised their brows and rolled their eyes at one another while they waited for the clients to reach their climax with guffaws and the gushing of over-primed seltzer bottles.Read More »