Thursday, February 28, 2013

VisDare 9: Alone?

I was not saitisfied with last week's post for Celesta's Cave, so I ended up scrapping it altogether from the series. I feel much better now that the subway kitty has scurried off (maybe its my cat phobia..who knows?) and replaced by another photo prompt from Angela Goff's Visdare challenge found HERE.

The title of this series has changed from "Little Liar" to Maddy's Mystic World to better suit the events unfolding along the way.

So now, I bring you the newly improved chapter of "Maddy's Mystic World" titled "Celesta's Cave".

Enjoy and have a great day.

Maddy's Mystic World #4:
Celesta's Cave


Maddy began suspecting that she was all alone in the cave until she saw the woman on her laurels, her fingertips rolling gently over the water's surface.

Maddy took a few careful steps forward before Celesta's voice echoed. "What do you want?"

Maddy froze and swallowed a nervous tension in her throat. "I was told you can help me."

"Is that so?" Celesta rose slowly and whirled, her half-scarred face revealed.

Maddy's gaze shifted, catching a glimpse of the conjured image on the water's surface: a young man sat alone reading, oblivious to rising waters.

Celesta caught Maddy's curious eyes. With a sleight of hand, the image vanished. She returned her attention back to Maddy with a measuring look. "You think you're brave enough for the trials?"


"There are many trials," Celesta said sternly, looming over Maddy with hardened eyes. "And no one has ever passed the first!"

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction: Abandoned

This story is linked with Lillie McFerrin's Five Sentence Fiction where the word of the week is "Abandoned".

It is a sidestory to Lost Lilly, a story that will be featured tomorrow in Paragraph Planet . An email I received earlier in the week told me the news so  you can check it out then. You can also find it on on this blog if your curious.

Have a great weekend.

Photo Source: Gabriella Camerotti

Lost Lilly: Catching Souls

Abandoned by the comfort of fairy tales and a loving home, Lilly roamed aimlessly through the city streets with her only possesions: her wagon filled with dolls.

She wore her white church dress when she visited the park, the one her grandmother bought her back when she lived under a strict God-fearing homestead.

Darkness began to loom when Lilly arrived at the park, but darkness never fazed her, for it was where The Reaper dwelled, and she knew he would always protect her from menacing predators.

Now perched on a patch of grass by the swings, Lilly listened for the voice that later came through a chilled breeze, asking in a firm thundering tone, "You have something for me?"

Lilly held one doll up in the air with a wide grin and replied, "I finally have her soul."

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Paragraph Planet: Still Dreaming

This is another 75-word Paragraph Planet entry I just submitted today.

It looks exactly as I sent it, calling for the title in the first sentence in the text box on their site, just so you know. I will never know exactly when or if the stories will be ever published on their site so I thought I'd share them just in case they never see the light of day on their site. enjoy. =D


Still Dreaming. She swayed by the dock with a vivacious smile as the music played. While the night slipped away into a peircing daylight, she would infilitrate his dreams again, much like the bad blood moment that was now in the healing process with the man who asked him, "Sleep well?" The dreamer looked at his brother, his brother's wife still dancing along the dark corner of his mind. "Not really."

Friday, February 15, 2013

My Paragraph Planet Entry: Lost Lilly

I have seen quite a few neat stories coming out of Paragraph Planet and wondered if I could actually pull off writing a 75-word story of my own. It was quite the challenge, and today, I submitted my first entry to the site.  It is a great form of practice for all writers that I highly recommend.

The following is the story I submitted and is exactly in the same manner sent because it called for a full paragraph--no splitting of any kind--so it may appear to look a little weird for some casual readers.


Lost Lilly. She was seen daily pulling a wagon filled with dolls. The kids called her "Lost Lilly" because she always appeared to be lost, wandering aimlessly with no one to claim her. One night, Sue looked out her window. The park was nearly empty when she spotted Lilly arranging her dolls in the wagon. Sue snuck out with nagging curiousity. Next morning, Lilly was seen with thirteen dolls, one more than her previous dozen.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

VisDare #7:Secret

This story is written for Angela Goff's VisDare #7 challenge and is the third installment to my Maddy's Mystic World series. This week's prompt is the photo below with the word "Secret".

I hope everyone is enjoying their Valentine's Day so far and wish you and your loved ones my very best.

Maddy's Mystic World #3
Unlocking Dimensions

"There is a key to every dimension of this sphere."

The reality of being trapped in a snow globe took a backseat in Maddy's mind, now watching in awe as a tree spoke.

"Unfortunately," the tree continued. "The key leading to the outside of this sphere is still a mystery."

Maddy's brows perked. "You mean I'm stuck here?"

"There's always a way out of everything. The answer just isn't always clear."

"What should I do?"

"Take the road that leads to the cave. There you will find Celesta, the keeper of the cave. She will teach you how to navigate through dimensions--even teach you how to choose your destination."

Maddy's face brightened. "I can learn to choose dimensions?"

"Yes, but be careful. Celesta gets hot-tempered very easily. One bad look or word can land you deep into trouble."

Maddy's eyes narrowed. "How do you know?"

"I wasn't always a tree."


Friday, February 8, 2013

VisDare #6: Emerging

This is a sequel to Maddy's Mystic World, which was written for Angela Goff's Visual Dare Challenge # 32: Disobey. You can read the first part HERE and follow the "Continue" link below the story to get back to this page.

This week's Visdare word prompt is "Emerging" with the  photo prompt below.

Maddy's Mystic World #2
The Talking Tree

There were occasional twisters that swept through the terrain enclosed by ambient frosted glass. Maddy had already learned that by chasing after them--rather than trying to outrun them--they would take her into another dimension, before time would eventually reel her back to her own prison.

She could be anyone she wanted to be, but choosing the place was still beyond her control. This time, she chose to be her rebellious older sister, Regina.

Stepping off the portal portrait, Maddy saw lush trees ahead that were abundantly filled with berries. She ran eagerly toward one of them and plucked a few to quell her growing hunger.

"Excuse me, but do you see me go around, plucking the hair out of people's heads?"

Maddy shrieked and stumbled back, spotting the face on the bark. "I'm sorry," she said. "I'm just trying to get back home...can you help me?"

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Continue Reading -->>>  Maddy's Mystic World #3: Unlocking Dimensions

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Visdare #5: Obscure

This story is written for Angela Goff's VisDare#5

I'm letting go of the Charlie and Joe series simply because I did not get much feedback as I've had in other of my stories, and I seem to get better responses when my stories stay in the dark range. If I get a few more comment on that series (all I need is one), I may bring it back--just letting you know. =)

VisDare rules: Follow the photo prompt with the given word and write a story under 150 words.

Kindred Souls

"It's getting worse isn't it?"

Louisa caught the familiar shadow embedded at the corner of the cellar, void of any definite form. "Everything's fine."

"And how long will it be before you face the truth?"

"He still loves me," Louisa said.

"You call that love?"

"I don't need to explain myself to imaginary people." Louisa said defensively.

"I am as real as the bruises on your face," the shadow expanded.

"I don't wanna talk about it anymore!" Louisa snapped. "Besides, it's none of your business!"

"But it is," the shadow contracted then shrunk again.

Louisa gasped as the shadow took gradual form. When the silk-like diaphanous layer that shrouded the ghostly woman faded, a face that was as visible as Louisa's marks was revealed.

"What happens to you," the woman told Louisa, moving her hand away from her cheek, exposing bruises of her own. "Also happens to me."

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