Blog – Serial Fiction

Hello Readers, Writers, Teachers, and Children! I’ve decided to create some weekly serials. Each week I will publish a snippet of a continuing story. The read will likely be 1 min or less. I will then take the accumulated episodes and compile and edit them. My goal is to have some short stories or novellas roughed out by the time the serial is complete. I’m interested in your thoughts.

What are your thoughts on Serials?

Which genre would you be interested in?

Writing Prompt – 5 Words #28

Today’s words are:

  • Ranch
  • Bluish
  • Race
  • Curly
  • Scene

The goal is to exercise your brain and split writer’s block. You can write anything! A story, a poem, a paragraph, a sentence, anything! The only rule is that it includes the words given or is inspired by the words given. If you post something, link it in a comment. I’d love to see what everyone comes up with! Have fun and remember to include #5words

Short Story – The Traveler – The Chase

The Traveler

“They will be after this. Keep it safe. Take it away from here, Traveler.”

The silhouette of a shadow slipped away through the crumbling brick and darkness of the bay city. The Traveler stood alone, quickly pocketing the object he was entrusted with. His eyes twinkled in the dark, swirling with clusters of stars.

The warm lap of water against wood blew gently through the air, settling down in his ears. He would have to wait a while before leaving the city or risk drawing suspicion. A crooked row of storefronts looked out over the infinite blackness of the night sea. The ocean seemed thick as oil in the darkness, filled with nightmares and unspeakable abominations of the deep. The Traveler felt a wave of vertigo as the uncertainty of that darkness lurched out from before him, stretching on into eternity.

The slow screech of a swinging chain came from overhead, crunching into his thoughts. It called to him in its jagged voice. An inn. The Traveler slipped in.

Inside was a parlor, steeped in warm shadows. Beyond was a bar and a bartender, illuminated by the rusty buzzing glow of a thick light bulb. He never looked toward the door, just continued polishing a glass with a deep patience and distant thoughtfulness.

“What’ll it be,friend?”

“I need a room.”

“Sure, but why not sit down and have a drink first… On the house.”

The Traveler took his seat on a rickety barstool. The bartender set the glass down and turned, grabbing a glass bottle from the shadows behind him. It was half-empty, ambiguous in color, and chipped on the rim. Pulling out the cork, he poured. The liquid spilled out like a viper, rattling off a death warning as it coiled up inside the glass.

“What do I owe you for the room?”

“Whadya got?” The bartender looked up and smiled. He had Time in his eyes.

The Traveler leapt back, his stool crashing in the darkness. They were already here.

“Why so jumpy? I’m a friend after all… and friends share!”

The man’s hand shot into The Traveler’s pocket and wrapped around an object. His momentary smiling turned to panic as something began to pull him in.

“Indeed, friends do share.”

“Wait, no!”

In an instant of time, he fell through a thick darkness into a world filled with glistening silver greed. The man spat and kicked a pile of silver coins, spraying them into the air.

“Blast it!”

The Traveler reached into his pocket and pulled out a worn silver piece. He tossed it through the air and walked out as it sang its spinning song and fell flat on the bar. The Traveler knew that soon this Space would be filled with Enforcers. Walking straight across the dock, he dropped into the dark water and swirled away to a world he knew was glutted with danger.

Writing Prompt – 5 Words #20

Today’s words are:

  • Brick
  • Rustle
  • Cavalry
  • Manipulate
  • Sticky

The goal is to exercise your brain and split writer’s block. You can write anything! A story, a poem, a paragraph, a sentence, anything! The only rule is that it includes the words given or is inspired by the words given. Have fun and remember to include #5words

Writing Prompt – 5 Words #8

Today’s words are:

  • Raindrops
  • Scattered
  • Vibrate
  • Gravel
  • Source

The goal is to exercise your brain and split writer’s block. You can write anything! A story, a poem, a paragraph, a sentence, anything! The only rule is that it includes the words given or is inspired by the words given. Have fun and remember to include #5words

Writing Prompt – 5 Words #7

Today’s words are:

  • Weakness
  • Wall
  • Oil
  • Affect
  • Attack

The goal is to exercise your brain and split writer’s block. You can write anything! A story, a poem, a paragraph, a sentence, anything! The only rule is that it includes the words given or is inspired by the words given. Have fun and remember to include #5words

Writing Prompt – 5 Words #6

Today’s words are:

  • Season
  • Citizen
  • Final
  • Color
  • Delta

The goal is to exercise your brain and split writer’s block. You can write anything! A story, a poem, a paragraph, a sentence, anything! The only rule is that it includes the words given or is inspired by the words given. Have fun and remember to include #5words

Writing Prompt – 5 Words #5

Today’s words are:

  • Eruption
  • Creature
  • Fortune
  • Delirium
  • Stood

The goal is to exercise your brain and split writer’s block. You can write anything! A story, a poem, a paragraph, a sentence, anything! The only rule is that it includes the words given or is inspired by the words given. Have fun and remember to include #5words

Writing Prompt – 5 Words #4

Today’s words are:

  • Box
  • Attention
  • Wool
  • Charismatic
  • Hollow

The goal is to exercise your brain and split writer’s block. You can write anything! A story, a poem, a paragraph, a sentence, anything! The only rule is that it includes the words given or is inspired by the words given. Have fun and remember to include #5words

Writing Prompt – 5 Words #3

Today’s words are:

  • Almanac
  • Monday
  • Vial
  • Scholar
  • Icy

The goal is to exercise your brain and split writer’s block. You can write anything! A story, a poem, a paragraph, a sentence, anything! The only rule is that it includes the words given or is inspired by the words given. Have fun and remember to include #5words