slapdashmonuments

slapdashmonuments

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

232 stories, 1 challenge, 1 prompt, 230 comments, and 37 friends

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Inspiration hits with a flash, stories written on the go. A rumble of laughter and the tale is heard only in echoes. The wind blows me in a new direction. Whom shall I visit next?

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Three Word Challenge: Oven, Sturdy, Collapse (1/2)

The soft corridor is hot as an oven. It shines with a cloying warmth, but little is visible within…

Published 6 years ago.

Sixteen Word Challenge (modified from twelve) 4

"Do it. Bring me along. We'll give him a hell of a special night."

I nodded.

Published 6 years ago.

Twelve Word Entry Challenge 3

Looking both over her shoulders and glasses, she raised her penciled eyebrows.

Published 6 years ago.

Twelve Word Entry Challenge 2

Prunella turned from her novel and rolled her eyes in copious disgust.

Published 6 years ago.

Twelve Word Entry Challenge 1

I turned to Prunella, hand covering the mouthpiece, and whispered, "Should I?"

Published 6 years ago.

Corner Time

Having failed my dears, I sent myself to the corner as punishment. I've been there more than a year.…

Published 6 years ago.

Sic Semper Osores

"Funny you should ask," said Su. "There's this," she tossed the glowing stick suddenly onto his ches…

Published 6 years ago.

Heavy Landings

The steel staircase clanged as Ed smashed both fists against it with such ferocity that he was compl…

Published 6 years ago.

Waiting to Emerge

I'm summoning Sydney, and by my reckoning he'll appear Thursday, spade in hand, bearing lilies.

Published 6 years ago.

Remains

My brother Sydney, Doctor Ferris, and my darling Annabelle mourned me....but I'm not gone.

Published 6 years ago.

Enterment

It faltered; the gash I'd opened enveloped me as we both smothered in muddy ichor.

Published 6 years ago.

The Ploy Ends Successfully

I acted without thought, and It was not at full power; my death matters not.

Published 6 years ago.

The Trigger

As it slithered, triggering Ferris's mesmeric command, I gripped the spear hidden within my coat.

Published 6 years ago.

Elders First

Hours later, the space was enough for it to climb past me into the dusk.

Published 6 years ago.

Awareness

Smoothing away soil, I caressed it; the eye followed me, studied me, compelled me faster.

Published 6 years ago.

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Fantasist
ElshaHawk LoA
JonB
Abstract
Jim Stitzel
wolframdioxide
creamer
Anorak
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Escapist
Emmyful
Mighty-Joe Young LOA
GradualUprising
Robert Quick
TheCheshireChris
Brebelles
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