Memory Keepers

Invisible but always near, Sylvia has watched Violet her entire life.  She is Violet’s memory keeper. Turning to her apprentice, Sylvia says, “It’s almost time.”  His finger hovers over the button. Violet takes her last breaths as Sylvia commands, “Now!” The apprentice pushes the button.  Violet’s best memories smoothly transfer back to her.  She is…

The First Snow

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly challenge, hosted by Al Forbes, to write a story using 200 words inspired by a photo prompt.  This week’s prompt was provided by the host himself. ~~ Sitting carefully to avoid the arthritic pain in her joints, she scoots across the windowsill to view the snow-covered road.  Song Yi’s…

Promise

“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.  This week’s photo was provided by Bjorn Rudberg.  Other stories can be found here. ~~ She warily entered the main room of the orphanage, feeling uncomfortable in the open space. Living…

Soft Glow

A soft glow emanated from the lamp post. It stood as a sentinel outside her bedroom window. Her parents kissed her goodnight in its muted light. Ferry shadows danced around the walls as her babies slumbered. Her husband held her in his strong arms within its comforting glow. Its soft light comforted her through the…

Disgruntled

Last week, I fought the crowds and the crowds won.  My birthday was in the recent past; therefore, my husband wanted to take me out and buy me plants for my indoor garden.  We boarded a bus that took us to the train station.  We caught the train to Mong Kok, which is literally one…