Tag Archives: Creative Writing

The Endless Summer of 2017: A Review

Title: The Summer That Refused to End: What Really Happened to Ontario in 2017 Author: Gaia Terra Publisher: Cosmos Release Date: June 21, 2017 End Date: Unknown Rating: 3 Earths out of 5 Review: Just when you thought summer had ended…it came back for more! The summer of 2017 definitely started out innocently enough. Without… Read More

A Review of Today’s Rainy Weather

Title: Spring Storms: When March 31 Attacks Author: Gaia Terra Publisher: Cosmos Rating: 4 Earths out of 5 Review: Don’t let the weatherman fool you. Rainy days aren’t just for April anymore. To be perfectly honest with you, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this very much when I first picked it up. Gloomy, damp, Thursday mornings are such… Read More

The Room at the End of the Hall

You followed your normal bedtime routine last night: teeth flossed and brushed; pets taken out for their evening walk; cellphone muted; 15 minutes of reading a pulpy mystery before you slipped into a dreamless sleep. It came as a surprise to you, then, to wake up on a cold, hard, marble floor. A white wall stands behind you.… Read More

Silent People Love Story

Someone found my blog by searching for this phrase recently. I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, but I thought I’d write a flash fiction for those of you who do.  Candy hearts litter the dash. What a nice touch for our last Valentine’s Day. I sneak one as Jake permanently seals the doors and starts the engine. We’ve… Read More

The Cupboard Mice: A Parable

Originally posted on February 21, 2013. A family of mice once lived in a drafty old farmhouse. “They’re going to set a trap and we’re all going to die!” the oldest mouse squeaked every time someone forgot the rules: no squeaking, don’t leave droppings on the dishes, and never capture the cat’s attention. No one… Read More

After the Storm: Part Twenty

Just tuning in? Catch up with parts one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve , thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, and nineteen of this story. Aunt Lucy must be immortal. Not only had the oldest member of the Mingus Mountain community survived the fever that had claimed so many, she bounced up… Read More

After the Storm: Part Nineteen

Just tuning in? Catch up with parts one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve , thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, and eighteen of this story. “What do you mean they just let him go?” Daphne’s joy at seeing both of her children return home safe was quickly becoming tinged with irritation. “When I… Read More

After the Storm: Part Fifteen

Just tuning in? Catch up with parts one, two, three, four,  five,  six,  seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven,  twelve ,  thirteen, and fourteen of this story. It wasn’t until the loose brick she’d pried from the kitchen hearth found its target that Paige realized the trespasser might still be human. She lit a lamp with shaking hands. As Paige crept up to figure out who… Read More

After the Storm: Part Fourteen

Just tuning in? Catch up with parts one, two, three, four,  five,  six,  seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven,  twelve , and thirteen of this story. Paige sat the little stone table her first wife had carved as a wedding present for her decades ago. It was funny how quickly time passed. Fifty happy, painful, warm, and exhausting years flew by in a heartbeat, and now that… Read More