The Birth of Dandelions

The Birth of Dandelions There once lived a very beautiful sun. She knew she was gorgeous; she was very proud of her looks. She knew some people worshiped her; she knew all of them were very happy when the morning came. She knew she was an inspiration, a goddess. Therefore, before showing herself up in…

Waterfell

This story is part of a weekly story challenge called Friday Fictioneers, where participants write a 100-word story based on a picture. Thank you to Fictioneers queen Rochelle for choosing my picture this week. This is from the Iguazu Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil. I want to apologize for not being able…

Invisible

Invisible Gavin woke up on a Thursday to find that he was invisible. His first thought was that his mirror was malfunctioning. When his sleep-rusted brain realized that this wasn’t a thing, he considered very briefly that he might be a vampire now and just couldn’t see himself in the mirror. He looked down at…

The Book Under the Bed

The Book Under the Bed The box under Michael’s bed was in a fire-proof documents safe with two keys. It was a lot of protection, especially since Michael took it out and read the book every day without fail. It was the sort of book he should have found in the dusty corner of an…

Wishbelly

Roland went to see the Wishbelly when his family finally ran out of money to give the doctors for his sick father. Not that the doctors were helping, but they did provide Hope, which is a key ingredient to Life, as his grandmother said. The week after the money was almost all gone and it…

My Pet Rog

My Pet Rog I have a pet cat. I found him under the front porch. I call him Rog since he’s as kind as Mr. Rogers and twice as friendly. What people notice first is that his eyes aren’t the same color as each other. It makes him unique. Of course, he doesn’t have fur,…

Breakfast at All-Size Inn

Breakfast at All-Size Inn Jasmine had worked at six motels, hotels, inns, and bed-and-breakfasts in her career. Breakfast had always been easy: you put out the stuff and people came and ate the stuff and if the stuff ran low, you refilled the stuff. It was a bit different at All-Size Inn. Not only did…

Muse on Monday – June 7, 2021, Featuring “The Hinge”

It is June and summer is in the air. As part of that, the Green-Walled Treehouse has launched the Summer 2021 Young Writers Contest. To find out more about it, go to the Writing Contest tab at the top or click on the picture below. The challenge of Muse on Monday is to write a…

The Good Octopus

The Good Octopus If you are like me, then the first thing your grandfather told you when you were young was to stay away from octopuses. It’s not that octopuses are bad; they are just tricksy. It’s all their arms. Most people have two arms, so you can see what they are doing, but octopuses…

Justin Dreamcatcher

Justin Dreamcatcher was born on a Tuesday afternoon in art class. He knew his name was Justin since that was the name that was written on his tag in black marker. He listened to the teacher explain what a dreamcatcher was. “You put them near your bed and they will chase bad dreams away,” the…