Unwanted Surprises by Kirsten Use’

Prompt: That Will Not Be Necessary | Word Count: 1200 words | Genre: Drama

A chill crept down Mia’s spine as she waited for the printer to push out her reports. She twisted to peer over her left shoulder but found no one in the area. The usual chatter of co-workers on the phone and the clicking of keyboards filled the air, yet something felt off. Her eyes darted back and forth as she returned to her desk. Continue reading

That Relentless Obsession by Carolyn Dekat

Prompt: That Won’t Be Necessary | Word count: 1,200 exactly | Genre: Fiction

Elsie looked left down the street, then right, and left again. Where was the cab? Had she messed this up already? Several passers-by gave her long, curious looks.

Precisely the reaction she wanted. She simply wasn’t used to it. Continue reading

The Way It Used to Be by Suchita Ramphal

Prompt: Leftovers | Word count: 500 words | Genre: Drama

My hair blows into my face as I get out of the car outside my husband’s grandmother’s house. It’s always windy at this time of year, when we pray for our ancestors. Many believe the wind represents their spirits and is a reminder that they still watch over us. Continue reading