The darker season

It was November, it was definitely November. Rachel looked out the window. Rain was pouring down from the grey almost black sky. November. What a month. No light. Rachel grabbed her bag, her umbrella and glanced at her feet. The shoes, that she was wearing were most certainly not going to help her keep her … Continue reading The darker season

Ship – S – A to Z Challenge

hull of yacht against blue sky and sea in split croatia

The continuous humming that had accompanied us for the past weeks, suddenly stopped. It was eeryliy The continuous humming that had accompanied us for the past weeks suddenly stopped. It was eerily quiet when we woke up. Out at sea, it was always quiet, but now, we realized that the sound of the engines had … Continue reading Ship – S – A to Z Challenge

Omnipresent – O – A to Z Challenge 2019

The images couldn't leave her mind. They would not leave her alone. However hard she tried to forget the atrocities she had seen during her childhood. During the warfare in her country of birth. The streaming blood, the grey and cold limbs covered in dust. Where always there. Haunting her. She rearranged the flowers. It … Continue reading Omnipresent – O – A to Z Challenge 2019

He Knows When You are Sleeping by Trent P. McDonald | Advent 2018 Day 11

He Knows When You are Sleeping By Trent P. McDondald You awake up there? Of course! How could I sleep tonight? What time is it? 11:52. Eight minutes until midnight. So Santa will be here in eight minutes. What? You think Santa enters every house at exactly midnight?  Ha! Why not? There are hundreds of houses in this town … Continue reading He Knows When You are Sleeping by Trent P. McDonald | Advent 2018 Day 11

Letters to Santa by Solveig Werner | Advent 2018 Day 2 – 1st Sunday of Advent

Letters to Santa by Solveig Werner The postal elve frowned. Something like this had never happened to him since he started his long career many years ago.  He called his colleague without taking his eyes of the two neatly written letters on his desk, "Cristel, come and look at this!" "What is it, Sam?" Cristel … Continue reading Letters to Santa by Solveig Werner | Advent 2018 Day 2 – 1st Sunday of Advent

In Santa’s Shadow by Trent P. McDonald | Advent 2018 Day 2 | 1st Sunday of Advent

In Santa’s Shadow By Trent P. McDonald Voices where emerging from the kitchen.  Loud voices.  Chet knew that Mom and Ty were arguing.  Again. He couldn’t make out anything more than single words here and there, little blasts of clarity through the heated rumble.  His stomach turned over and twisted into knots.  Why did they have to do this on Christmas … Continue reading In Santa’s Shadow by Trent P. McDonald | Advent 2018 Day 2 | 1st Sunday of Advent