Fantasy

The Lineup at the End of the World

So I guess I'll try writing a story here on my smartphone. Tapping through letter by letter could challenge my patience, but with practice I suppose I'll get more adept at the keyboard, maybe even as fast as writing by hand. The main problems I'm experiencing now are bad aim and a sore neck—and forgetting that this app saves with a double click on the back button.

Fantasy
Millenial
Scriptural
Supernatural
Utopian
Flash (1 to 1,000 words)

The Mountaineer Council (novel excerpt)

They rode down into the valley, passing clumps of pole-willows and aspen that clustered in the open space like bouquets. The air was sweet with the spicy scent of the little white flowers that starred the grass, which was tall enough to close over the shoulders of the burro and tickle Shemona’s elbows. 

 They rode toward the buildings.  One open, rough-hewn structure was obviously a stable—Shemona heard the whuffling and neighing of horses.  

Fantasy
Short (1001 to 7,500 words)

Seduction (novel excerpt)

There were several more crystal bottles with different-colored contents on ledge ledge above the tub, which had tarnished iron dragons for legs.  Shemona upended one of them entirely, spattering the cool porcelain with a glutinous crimson substance.  She shivered, and turned the tap on full-blast. 

The bubbles foamed up on the water immediately. Shemona slid into it, feeling the scalding liquid rise up on her body.  By the time Thessaly stuck her head in again, the water was high in the tub, the bubbles up around Shemona’s neck. She quickly moved her left hand under the surface.

Fantasy
Short (1001 to 7,500 words)