Out, Damn Spot!

Originally posted on Dysfictional:
~ A mysterious spot on the ceiling of a jail cell: Is it imagination, or a doorway to elsewhere? ~ The spot has grown larger. At least I think it has. Maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me. Maybe it’s my mind playing tricks on my eyes. I just don’t…

Short Story Sunday: 2020

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
“How does it work?” “I don’t know exactly. All time travel technology and equipment is stolen.” “Well, that isn’t going to do us any good. Pray tell who stole it and whom did they steal it from?” At that point I was done with the conversation. While Dr. Latimoure was beautiful,…

When A Stray Cat Meets A Vampire…

Originally posted on cosistories:
The smoke gray tabby lived alone. Any place that offered her shelter was home. Underneath porch stairs. Inside cardboard boxes. Inside broken down and abandoned houses. But when she slept, she dreamed of having a real home.  A place that was warm in the winter and comfortably cool in the summer.…

Chico and the Raven

Originally posted on The Thought Harpy:
Copyright © 2018 Diana Garcia. All Rights Reserved. An Anthropomorphic Short Story. Chico Barbosa sat high on the pine tree looking down at the houses. He was mentally trying to communicate with his humans, Mama and Papa Barbosa. The white landscape blanketed the golf course and surrounding rooftops so…

The Backstory of Barbara Ruick

Originally posted on (Travalanche):
I became intrigued by Barbara Ruick (1930-74) from an eye-catching bit turn she performs in Robert Altman’s California Split. She plays a lady bartender in a cowgirl outfit in the climactic poker scene. Ruick only has a couple of lines, but something about it was arresting to me. She seems much…

We’re Not So Different

Originally posted on Dysfictional:
~ Published in Tinsel Tales by WPaD ~ My daughter was clearly upset when she arrived home from school. Crystal tossed her pink, sparkly book bag into the corner and gave it a kick. “Bad day, honey?” I asked. She didn’t answer at first. Instead, she ducked her chin and pouted…

Me, My Muse, And Roleplay

Originally posted on cosistories:
Author’s Note: Diana at Mythos of the Mirror has a new prompt: Meet The Muse! The rules are simple. Post a conversation with your muse on your blog and then leave a link to your post in the comment section of Diana’s post here. There is no word limit. Just keep…

How I Met My Husband

Originally posted on ithappenedwhileiwaswaiting:
The wild decade following high school I spent moving from job to job and hanging onto a relationship that was not healthy. When that relationship ended, I had a strong desire to establish security in my life through stable employment. I took a job with a bank, worked hard, and met…

Fun Size

Originally posted on Evil Squirrel's Nest:
Is it a big acorn? Or a small squirrel? Of course, you should already know the answer to that question if you’ve been reading my past few Saturday Squirrel posts.  Yes, it’s more of Baby Squirrel!  Look at how big that acorn is compared to his tiny frame! …

Ruby in the Mist

Originally posted on Dysfictional:
Published in 2012 in Creepies: Twisted Tales From Beneath the Bed by WPaD. Available worldwide in paperback and ebook. ~*~ I know it sounds cliché, but it was Halloween night when my neighbor Roy told me his story about the girl in the mist. We were sitting at my kitchen table…