Thursday Doors: Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Inspired by Thursday Doors, hosted by Norm Frampton. For more interesting doors from all around the globe, check it out. ~~ Kung Hei Fat Choi (Happy New Year) to you!  This post is about Chinese New Year, or as it’s also known as Spring Festival.  Romping around Hong Kong lately, I’ve enjoyed the festive air and…

Photo Challenge: Hong Kong

Tour Guide In response to The Daily Post weekly photo challenge “Tour Guide,” I wanted to take you on a tour of my neighborhood.  When people ask me, “Where are you from?”  I pause.  Then, I pause some more, shift my eyes up and to the right.  “Hmm, that’s complicated.” I grew up in the…

Passage

Within the ship, the smell was overwhelming.  Animals once occupied its hull.  Crammed together, people were now its cargo.  Riding the waves of the ocean, my stomach emptied frequently. Will we ever arrive? Saying goodbye to family was heart-wrenching. Will I see them again? My brother told me to jump overboard as soon as I…

“If” She Ran

Since I read about Frank Angle’s IF Challenge, I’ve been waiting in excited anticipation to join.  The objective is to write a post with the theme “If” in a short story, a poem, or another creative expression.  For more details on this challenge, see the bottom of this post. I chose to write a short…

Blood-red Moon

“Friday Fictioneers” is a weekly challenge by Rochelle Wisoff Fields.  The challenge is to write a story using only 100 words in response to a photo prompt.  It has been a lot of fun to join in with this fantastic and encouraging group of writers!  Other stories can be found here. ~~ Arriving home after being away, my…

Abandoned

Waking early, I slip out the back door. Invisibility is my goal.  I never steal too much, only enough. Receiving a good price for my trinkets, I return to the abandoned house.  Mom’s smile turns to a frown as she struggles to sit.  From my backpack, I retrieve the medicine I bought with the money…

Freedom

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers is hosted by Priceless Joy. The challenge is to write a story based on a photo prompt in 100-150 words (+ / – 25 words). This weeks prompt is courtesy of Fandango. ~~ The elderly looking man slowly hobbled toward the park bench. For hours, it seemed, he stood under…

Thursday Doors: Inside my Building

This post is Inspired by Thursday Doors, hosted by Norm Frampton. For more interesting doors from all around the globe, check it out. ~~ The building I live in has twenty-four floors with six flats per floor.  As I thought out-loud what my next Thursday door post should be, my husband suggested, “There are a…

Photo

Sitting beside grandfather, he holds the photo from so long ago. I listen as he revisits the past. “I stood in line waiting.  She was already on the ride.  Her face radiated pure joy.  She looked like an angel.  I had to meet her.” The beeping of the machines brings us back to the present….

Running Free

Running wild over the flat open terrain, I am free.  No one can catch me.  Other animals try, but I am faster.  The sun on my face has no time to scorch, I blaze faster than its rays.  Gliding through the day, I hunt for prey.  I am as stealthy as I am fast. That…

Surviving

Sam walks through the day weighed down, as if being pulled to the grave with her. She was the love of his life.  Four children later came the diagnosis. Sitting at the table, he reflects. His little boy comes up behind him, “Can I have a drink of water, daddy?” Sam answers in a whisper,…

Thursday Doors: Tsim Sha Tsui

This post is Inspired by Thursday Doors, hosted by Norm Frampton. For more interesting doors from all around the globe, check it out. ~~ It’s fun to be a tourist in your own city.  Hong Kong is a fascinating place, with a variety of interesting things to do and see.  This past weekend, my family…