It seems that life has gotten away from us this month!
We apologize to our readers, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be taking September off from posting.
We will reconvene in October with brand new stories and a spooky prompt for the end of the month.
In the meantime,
Julianne and Stacy both have stories that were just published in an anthology.
Stories from the Stacks: A Library Anthology was released September 3rd. You can find it in print and Kindle edition via Amazon.
It is a wonderful collection of short stories from the Wicked Wordsmiths of the West, and each story relates to a library.
Check it out, and we will see you in October!
He was furious, veins pounding in his temple. Every muscle in his body was taut. He was clenching his jaw tightly. Frozen in this aggressive stance, hand held at face level. Like a cobra, he was poised to strike at any moment. His eyes, the same deep hazel brown as mine, glared down at me, burning with a vengeance.
Oops, I reprimanded myself silently. I shouldn’t have let him get to this level. His fuse is short, especially with us undesirables around, but I could have avoided his rage… this time. Usually, I am smart, tip-toeing around the demon inside him whenever possible, but when he threatened my little brother, my protective instincts exploded.
I stood up quickly, jerking my young brother out of our father’s grasp, and I stood in front of him, his forever shield. Nothing and No one will get to him. My quick tongue initiated this conflict; my quick tongue needs to find a way out of it.
Following the format from last month, each scribbler will scribble a response to a shared prompt and will be publishing it as follows: Stacy will start, publishing on Wednesday; Julie will follow on Thursday; and finally, Alexis will tie up the mutual prompt on Friday of this week.
The prompt for this month, similar to last month’s, is:
Base a story off of any poem of the author’s choosing.
As you might’ve seen around the site, the last week of each month is reserved for all three of the Scribblers to post individual stories based on a common prompt. You can expect to read Stacy’s story on Wednesday, Julie’s on Thursday, and Alexis’s on Friday. The Scribblers have selected the following prompt for July’s short story roundup:
Base a story off of a single line or verse from any song.
Be sure to check back all this week as the Scribblers respond to the prompt. We look forward to hearing your feedback!
We sometimes think of six impossible things before breakfast, and we thought “how boring to keep these to ourselves!”
Presenting the debut of the Spellbound Scribblers, a trio of writing wonder that will save you from boring and stressful realities and transport you into a world of spellbound magic. We hope you enjoy falling down the rabbit hole into our imaginations!