Molly’s Cut

Molly’s Cut It took years to find the hidden alley where Molly’s shop lurked. She leered at me. “I sell one thing: time. One amount: forever.” I swallowed. “How much?” “Pay in kind, boy.” Her sapphire gaze wormed into mine. “Twenty years.” I coughed. She scoffed. “Fool! It’s water from an infinite well. I deserve…

Echo in the Dark

Echo in the Dark The blood moon crawls from behind a cloud, throwing humanoid specters against the bedroom wall. I sit up. Something is on the floor just beyond my bed. The wind rages, and the shadows frenzy on the wallpaper. But there is a crouching shadow there that never changes. “Alexa, turn on lights,”…

Muse on Monday – June 13, 2022

I hope you have a good week. Here is a prompt you can use to write a story. Even if you don’t write it, down, think about what the story might look like. Where is the conflict? How does it end? If you think outside your normal patterns of thought, it can only broaden what…

Wolves and Dark Fire

Wolves and Dark Fire I wake with my face in the furry back of a wolf. It does not have the musky smell of an animal—these wolves smell only of ash, and if the damp is up, mold. It is a smell I am used to. I sit up and put my back to the…

Writing Corner: Tone

Tone The feeling that the writing produces and the style it is written in Last week, I talked about genres, which are categories that we can put stories into, such as fantasy, romance, suspense, etc. The tone of a story is more the feeling of the writing. Think of it like a tone of voice….