Lessons for Kittens

The kittens looked on while their mother jumped into the baby carriage. “Don’t be afraid, my darlings. Come join me and watch my technique,” she meowed in a variable pitch. “First you exhale and approach cautiously so as not to wake the sleeping child. Next inhale deeply while you steal the baby’s breath. The 55 Word Challenge is a contest to write a story in 55 words or less. The challenge runs every Wednesday, beginning … Read more…

Make Him Take This Pill and I’ll Call You in the Morning

Molly slumped in her chair. She was feeling weaker this morning and could barely lift her arms to scratch the constant itching sensation on her neck. Her husband sat beside her in their doctor’s office, and she wished Dr. Lewis would hurry up. He was already ten minutes late. A damn doctor should be on time to his appointments, especially when delivering a prognosis. Her husband, Bill, reached over and took her hand. “No matter … Read more…

Fine Chopper Art

This week’s 55 Word Challenge is to write a story about how the survivors of the apocalypse have fun with zombies. I went the creative arts route. The artist examined the outline of the Mona Lisa he copied from memory onto the wall. “Now we glue the zombie teeth on the drawing,” he said. “The tricky part is matching the shades of decay to the original piece by Leonardo da Vinci.” “What is this called … Read more…

Story a Day in May

I just joined Story a Day in May today. I had found this event last year and put it on the Visionary Press calendar, but forgot about it until I checked email this morning and found the reminder. At first I posted I wished I had time to do this event. Then I realized that was an excuse and decided to make time. This is the perfect challenge for me right now. I even dragged … Read more…

Thoughts of Foul Boys

ABOUT THE ARTIST Neilan Thunblom is a 4th grader at Meadow Point Elementary. He enjoys listening to music, playing on his computer, and playing the piano. He also enjoys taking photographs and drawing pictures of nature. For the above picture, Neilan used the fall leaves to set the background for his dad’s art pieces. The brain piece looks like it comes out of a skull as a Halloween theme. Neilan created this photo for a … Read more…

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