White doves cooed and shuffled about in their cages. Restless. The sun was out, a windless day yet Penelope's mind was fogged over. Thick with anxiety.
Some things never change. Nadia looked up at the full moon, brilliantly white. The same full moon lit up the dark roads all those years ago as she held Mama's hand fearfully. Sobbing for her murdered Papa.
PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll Blood trickled down her shin where it hooked on the barbed wire fence she climbed over. Olivia ignored it. Gently she lowered her backpack on the ground, unzipped it, slowly lifting out the gadget sought after by every military unit of the world. A tangle of cog wheels it … Continue reading The Inventor’s Daughter
Dad promised that I would love the new city, the new house and my new school. I didn't trust the promises adults made.
They watched her from behind a damaged pillar. She came alone as they instructed her to do.
PHOTO PROMPT© CEAyr Thyleia pushed the magic crystal sphere deeper into her satchel. Her wings were dripping wet, and they felt heavy. Ferris hovered under a broad maple leaf, shielding him from the rain. "Why don't we find shelter?" Ferris called out to her. "We must get the sphere to the gathering of The … Continue reading Maple leaf rock
PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson Janna had often thought of Uzair over the years and the memories always offered her some joy through the sadness. The memory she favoured the most was not their wedding day, or the day they bought their first home. It was when they were both much younger, their first … Continue reading Sheltering hope
When security pulled me out of the line, moments before boarding my flight back home, I knew it was over.
Whenever I get too religious, as I have been this past Ramadan, I feel uneasy. Does this mean I'm possessed by satan (all the worship frustrating him)? Pushing myself too much?
Moonlight glinted off crystal glasses. Patrons dined al fresco on fish caught from the sea that lapped close by. He inhaled, salty but fresh. So different than the village he grew up in.