slapdashmonuments

slapdashmonuments

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

229 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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Laughter and After

Her laughter broke the silence.

Ed knew, at the sound, what had been lost; what could never be recov…

Published 4 years ago.

The Secret, Part 3/3

And now, like a spirit, your voice rings once more


How confusing to put them together:


Your voice,…

Published 4 years ago.

The Secret, Part 2

You were so sure I'd wronged you, you'd made me believe

It was surely my fault; but then, how?


All …

Published 4 years ago.

The Secret, Part 1

I never understood what I'd done that was wrong,


Why you exiled me thus from my life.

Was it someth…

Published 4 years ago.

Stalky's Nightmare 8: A Breath Away

His ragged breath jagged on, each with an untimed pause preceding it. He stared down at the pulpy me…

Published 4 years ago.

Stalky's Nightmare 7: To a Pulp

The boss connected with the body and swung upward again, a ripple of spray shooting out across the h…

Published 4 years ago.

Stalky's Nightmare 6: Splattered

She sounded flutelike and echoey due to the hollow head that covered her damaged, slightly mushy one…

Published 4 years ago.

Stalky's Nightmare 5: A Tough Break

The face of the mask was ruined, of course, too, and steeped in sap. There was little hope it could …

Published 4 years ago.

Stalky's Nightmare 4: Severance

Her poor body, weakened already by the roughness of the routine, gave way and was pinioned on the in…

Published 4 years ago.

Stalky's Nightmare 3: Lack of Support

The first leap was difficult. It was hard on her legs, for one thing, but she saulted backwards with…

Published 4 years ago.

Stalky's Nightmare 2: Spring is Coming

This could not last long. She'd known that even before the last cartoon had started. Time tapered to…

Published 4 years ago.

Stalky's Nightmare 1: Stalky Takes the Stage

The player piano began the "Yoo Hoo" song: Stalky's cue.

Her sibling held the curtain aside as she …

Published 4 years ago.

Notions and Musings 1 (June 1, 2015)

Yesterday I somewhat rashly read a typo as an intentionally significant respelling, a dropped letter…

Published 4 years ago.

Authors' Serials and the Option of Sequeling

I was thinking about series that are already in motion by a specific writer, such as the one I'm toi…

Published 4 years ago.

Legend of Tory Adore 13: They All Knew He was Tough

Kendreth Leary, manager of the targeted bank, had never trusted Tory or Constantine, even when they …

Published 4 years ago.

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