Worst Day Ever

“Oh no,” Ryan said, “this can’t be happening.” His face turned bright red and he ran out of the cafeteria holding a paper plate over his rear end. The morning had started like any other. He woke up, got ready for school, and had gotten through the first half of the day without too much…

The Weeping Tomb

Humidity hung thick in the air. Beads of sweat gathered together and ran down his face. Remkie pulled the remaining vines off the ancient stone wall in front of him. A strange excitement fluttered in the pit of his stomach as he ran his hand across the seal. The two remaining members of his expedition…

Kelly Masterson Mysteries: Laundering at the Cleaners Part 1

Exposing deep running corruption with the stroke of a pen is no small feat, but Kelly Masterson, star reporter for the Streetsboro Tribune, was about to break the biggest story her sleepy little town had ever heard. She savored her vanilla mocha latte while contemplating her next move. Mark Farrell, owner of Farrell & Sons…

Singing Stone

“You hear it this time,” grandma whispered, our foreheads nearly touching. Her frail hands clasped over my own. Small brown spots flecked the nearly translucent skin covering her swollen knuckles.

I answered the same way I had many times before, only this time I was telling the truth, “I do.”

Fairy Wood Music

In a land teeming with magic, it is unwise to steal from those who wield its power. That is a lesson I learned too late. Endless hours spent in regret, I am a prisoner of my own mind and body. A mind that never sleeps, and a body that rarely wakes. My eyes flutter as…

The Beast

She ran as fast as her weary legs could carry her, chest burning with every heaving breath. Yet still the beasts chased her, relentless in their pursuit. If she could make it to the mountain caves she might be able to escape their wrath. She could no longer hear them, but she knew they were there. The…

The Power

There it stood before her, an empty battle field strewn with the weapons of war. Not a wounded man in sight, and she had done it. Perhaps her grandfather was wrong.