Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesday: Waiting for Contact


Have you missed me!? It's been a long time since I've been able to post one of these lovelies. But I'm here now, and hopefully I'll be getting caught up soon. For today though, here is your story!

The prompt: She kept checking her phone and email, wishing someone would make contact

My story:



Jessica crouched in the dark alley. She kept checking her phone and email, wishing someone would make contact. They’d never been late before. She’d followed their instructions perfectly, including not involving the police. She gripped the bulging envelope tighter in her hand, almost dropping it when her phone vibrated. Saying a not-so-silent prayer, she followed new instructions, before returning to the alley.

Minutes passed like hours.

Finally, a car rolled in front of the alley. A small form fell through the open door before the car sped away.

Tears flew from Jessica’s face as she ran to embrace her son.


There you have it! I hope you liked it and as always, make sure to check out the other stories below!

Wendy Knight, Author: www.wendyknightauthor.blogspot.com
Kelly Martin, Author: www.kellymartinbooks.blogspot.com
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .): http://alisonmillerwoods.wordpress.com/
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:http://thedistractedwriter.com/

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesday: Lottery ticket

Here's another catch up!

Prompt: What do you mean, you lost the lottery ticket?

My story:


“What do you mean, you lost the lottery ticket?” David asked Drew.

“I didn’t mean to.” Drew pouted. “You told me to put it somewhere secret, and I just forgot.”

“Oh man, Dad is going to kill us.”

“What are we going to do?”

Just then the front door slammed shut. They heard Dad muttering loudly on his way to the living room. 

“Today’s the day, I can feel it in my bones. Years of trying and losing, but today is the day.”

A moment passed, “David! Where’s my ticket!?”

They exchanged a scared glance before running out the door.


Don't forget to read the others' stories!

Wendy Knight, Author: www.wendyknightauthor.blogspot.com
Kelly Martin, Author: www.kellymartinbooks.blogspot.com
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .): http://alisonmillerwoods.wordpress.com/
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:http://thedistractedwriter.com/

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesday: Knocking


Once again, I've gotten a bit behind. But here's part of my effort to catch up. :)

Prompt: Was it a knock that had woken her?

My story:


Krista jumped awake.

She rubbed sleep from her eyes, trying to remember the dream she had been having. A shadowy figure drifted through her memory. Had she felt happy, scared or… something else? She couldn’t remember.

A knock sounded from downstairs. Was it a knock that had woken her? It was 5:00 AM, who would be knocking now?

Halfway down the stairs, she noticed the shadowy figure outside the door. Remembering her dream, she hesitated before hurrying down.

Krista opened the door a crack before throwing it open wide.

“Dad?”

Tears glistened in his eyes. “Hey, baby girl. I’m back.”


Check out everyone else's blogs and stories too!

Wendy Knight, Author: www.wendyknightauthor.blogspot.com
Kelly Martin, Author: www.kellymartinbooks.blogspot.com
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .): http://alisonmillerwoods.wordpress.com/
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:http://thedistractedwriter.com/

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesday: Frantic Search

Here are again folks, and here is your 100 word story!

The prompt: As she searched, her movements were frantic

My story:


Anna ignored the tugging on her skirt until it stopped. Looking away from her grocery list, she turned to her three-year-old son.

He was gone.

She turned on the spot, scanning the area around her, but saw no little boy. She ran down the aisle, forcing down the panic that quickly built. He had to be close, it had only been a few seconds. As she searched, her movements were frantic, nearly colliding with several shoppers. She approached the last aisle, praying he’d be there. Halfway down the candy aisle the boy sat, mouth full and hands covered in chocolate.


It's amazing what kids can do in a matter of seconds. I hope you enjoyed it, and as always, be sure to check out the other stories today too!

Wendy Knight, Author: www.wendyknightauthor.blogspot.com
Kelly Martin, Author: www.kellymartinbooks.blogspot.com
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .): http://alisonmillerwoods.wordpress.com/
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:http://thedistractedwriter.com/

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesday: Family History

Hey folks!! Sorry I've been a little AWOL these past few weeks. I really don't have much of an excuse. But I am getting back on track (if I don't, I'll owe Alison chocolate, and I really like chocolate, so I'd rather keep it all to myself.) So if you glance down the blog, you'll see three, that's right THREE, new stories this week. If anything, writing all these so quickly has helped me write without perfectionism. Without further ado:

The prompt: They say everyone who looks into their family history will find a secret sooner or later

My story:


They say everyone who looks into their family history will find a secret sooner or later. I never knew how a little research would change my life.

I had never known much about my mother, she’d died in my teens. Family history was my way of connecting with her and her family. It was fun, until I noticed the death date for my grandmother, exactly 38 years from her birth, just like my mom. The further I looked back, the clearer it became. The women in my family had an expiration date, and mine was less than five years away. 


I hope you enjoyed my story. Please go check out the other writer's awesome tales! And don't forget to scroll down to read my make-ups for the last two weeks.
Wendy Knight, Author: www.wendyknightauthor.blogspot.com
Kelly Martin, Author: www.kellymartinbooks.blogspot.com
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .): http://alisonmillerwoods.wordpress.com/
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:http://thedistractedwriter.com/

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesday: Nothing left

Hey readers! Here's another make-up post. Check it out!

The prompt: There was nothing left of the money except

My story:



Scott pushed harder on the accelerator, swerving to avoid another car. If only he’d cracked the code earlier, he wouldn’t have to rush like this.

He muttered aloud to himself as he furiously drove, “If she gets there again first, so help me…”

Finally he reached the train station. He sprinted to the locker indicated in the decoded message and entered the combination with sweaty palms.

“Yes!” he cried. The bag was still inside.

His relief dissolved as he opened it. There was nothing left of the money except one bill. One bill with bright red lips kissed onto it. 


I hope you like it! Let me know in the comments and check out the other's stories:

Wendy Knight, Author: www.wendyknightauthor.blogspot.com
Kelly Martin, Author: www.kellymartinbooks.blogspot.com
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .): http://alisonmillerwoods.wordpress.com/
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:http://thedistractedwriter.com/

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesday: Revenge


Hey all! Here's one of my two make ups. Hope you like it, revenge is always fun to write about. :)

The prompt: He didn't understand what he'd done to her, but he would by the time she was finished

My story:


Leila’s fingers danced over the keys, her anger fueling the pace. The incriminating letter to Matt’s boss practically wrote itself. She paused at the last line. Perhaps he hadn’t known that his letter full of lies would lead not only to her termination, but also to her family alienating her, her eviction from her house, and her fiancĂ© leaving her.

She pressed print.

She didn’t care. Just as he hadn’t cared.

He didn't understand what he'd done to her, but he would by the time she was finished. And she wouldn’t stop until his life was as miserable as hers.


Hope you like it! Make sure to check out everyone else's also:
Wendy Knight, Author: www.wendyknightauthor.blogspot.com
Kelly Martin, Author: www.kellymartinbooks.blogspot.com
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .): http://alisonmillerwoods.wordpress.com/
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:http://thedistractedwriter.com/

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesday: Scared child


It's your favorite day of the week everyone! It's Wednesday!! Why keep you waiting.

This week's prompt: He hadn't meant to scare the child,

My story:



He hadn’t meant to scare the child, but it happened more often than he would care to admit. The little girl sat curled in the corner, wailing for the return of her mother. He was only doing his job, a job he detested, but relied on. What he wouldn’t give for a normal job; one without the risk of injury, threats, and bodily fluids.

As he got into the tiny car everyone found so humorous, he tore off the large rubber shoes, red nose and rainbow wig.
One thing he knew, being a clown isn’t as funny as it looks.


I had to take a funny turn on it, because it could have easily been a downer prompt. I hope you liked it! Make sure you check out everyone else's stories too:

Wendy Knight, Author: www.wendyknightauthor.blogspot.com
Kelly Martin, Author: www.kellymartinbooks.blogspot.com
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .): http://alisonmillerwoods.wordpress.com/
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:http://thedistractedwriter.com/
R.K. Grow: http://www.rkgtheauthor.com/
Stephanie Worlton's Kreating Krazy blog: http://stephanieworlton.blogspot.com/
Leah Sanders, inklings: http://inklings-leahsanders.blogspot.com/
Laura D. Bastian http://www.lauradbastian.com/
Jaclyn Weist  http://jaclynweist.blogspot.com
Amryn Scott http://wildscottkids.wordpress.com/
K.R. Wilburn  http://www.krwilburn.com/my-blog.html
Lindzee Armstrong/Lydia Winters http://lindzeearmstrong.blogspot.com
Angela Schroeder http://angelaschroederauthor.blogspot.com/
Ginny Romney http://romneyrants.blogspot.com/
Canda Mortensen http://candamortensen.blogspot.com
Jenna Eatough http://mistglenmoon.net/blog/
Starimprint: http://starimprint.blogspot.com/
Kaye P. Clark: http://kayepclarkwriter.blogspot.com/
Jenifer Lee: www.myfam-i-lee.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesday: Memories of home


It's Wednesday again, friends! If you are new around here, Wednesday is special because each Wednesday, myself and several other awesome writers post a 100 word story from a prompt. It's fun to see the different directions each story takes all from one simple prompt.

This week's prompt: Most vivid amongst the memories of his hometown

My story:


The sun turned the sky crimson and gold, the autumn air crisp. Though it had been 10 years, he couldn’t have gotten lost if he tried. The small town was exactly as he’d left it.

The empty lot where daily bike races had been held, the market where he had his first job, the tiny car lot where he had purchased his first car. Most vivid amongst the memories of his hometown was the schoolyard where he’d met the cute pig-tailed blonde on the first day of first grade.

He reached across the car and took her hand. “Welcome home.”


Let me know what you think in the comments and make sure you click on the links to read all the other stories. They are always fantastic!

Wendy Knight, Author: www.wendyknightauthor.blogspot.com
Kelly Martin, Author: www.kellymartinbooks.blogspot.com
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .): http://alisonmillerwoods.wordpress.com/
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:http://thedistractedwriter.com/