• Story Starters

    Outside

      “Story Starters” is my creative exercise: 500 words max, 1-2 drafts, inspired by a found image    She watched them sometimes. Standing outside the dining room window. She watched them the way a hungry child watches a bakery. And…

  • Story Starters

    Sleeping Beauty

      “Story Starters” is my creative exercise: 500 words max, 1-2 drafts, inspired by a found image    Frankly, she was sick of that damn glass box. Oh sure, the customers loved it. And Hank claimed a good 10 percent…

  • Story Starters

    The Secret Ladder

    (“Story Starters” is my creative exercise: 500 words max, 1-2 drafts, inspired by a found image.)  The ladder appeared out of nowhere, but the moment Genevieve saw it she knew who it was from. Three weeks she had waited. Three…