Less of a Blessing, More of a Curse

Less of a Blessing, More of a Curse

Foresight. It’s a “gift” I’ve been told. It’s not been my experience. I watch again, detached, as the foretold plays into reality. Yep.  There’s the knife.  Pierces right through my chest. Damn.  That hurts! Well…at least it will end the reruns. Image credit: hadkhanong / freedigitalphotos.net Want Live By Surprise in your inbox?  Click here or Read More

Inside my Dryer

Knock Your Socks Off

Inside my dryer A mystic portal exists Where socks go to die. I put the socks in But they always come back out Minus their match’d pair. On the other side A gnarled beast licks his coarse lips. “Socks for lunch again??!!” Image Credit: Gualberto107 / freedigitalphotos.net Want Live By Surprise in your inbox?  Click Read More

The Cheese Stands Alone

The Cheese Stands Alone

SNAP! Hard footsteps pound towards the noise as I escape. Heart throbbing, I scurry behind the wall and out of sight, tasting the prize but unable to swallow it. “Little bastard gets the cheddar every time! I give up. Call an exterminator.” Image Credit: Suat Eman / freedigitalphotos.net Dont’ want to miss a post?  Click Read More

The Bridge of Brodgar

Under the Bridge

This week’s YeahWriteMe challenge involved a photo prompt.  The above photo of the Bridge of Brodgar inspired today’s microstory and follows the continuing stories of the Troll and Magdelene. Near the milestone, the troll watched, gnarled feet edging the loch. As the water drained, Magdelene spied a queer opening under the bridge to her left. She waded, Read More

A Riddle Solved

A Riddle Solved

Her hands reached. No ring. Pause…eyes closed. Think! Yes! Her eyes opened wide and she pushed several meters back to the surface. “Water rings!” she shouted, treading. The Troll frowned as the lake magically drained. “Next one is harder…” he seethed. Image Credit:  Victor Habbick / freedigitalphotos.net Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin

The Clinic Called...

The Clinic Called…

Months of injections. Intrusive exams.  Gruelling scans. Scheduled sex – not fun. Negative tests. Frustration. What?  It’s not negative? It’s positive? Say again? In my belly? Are you sure?  Our little bean!  Thirty-six weeks left! I didn’t even know the party had started! Image Credit: nenetus / freedigitalphotos.net Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin

The Kings Daughters

The King’s Daughters

Magdelene stormed down the tapestried hallway into the king’s bedchamber – to the bewilderment of his valet. “Guinevere cannot ride my finest horse, father!” The icicle of jealousy pierced her heart. It will melt as the king reveals her sister was thrown, unconscious. Image Credit:  Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee / freedigitalphotos.net Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin

The To-Do List

The To-Do List

So much to do today. Get Bae to daycare. Doctor. Clean kitchen. Take clothes to Amity. Oh – and a blog post. Microstory? Easy enough. (Hours later). Check. Check. Check. Check. Check.  Oops! Crap. What’s the prompt? Who dropped what???   Oh. It’s me. Image credit: Stuart Miles / freedigitalphotos.net Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, Read More

The Christmas Gift

The Christmas Gift

I don’t know you that well.  A lottery ticket is usually an easy gift – more of a dream than a reality. Over $300 mil for Powerball.  So I got you one. And then…I won. Enjoy your shakeweight. Bought my own island. Image Credit: Mister GC / freedigitalphotos.net Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Bloglovin See Read More

A Winter Walk

A Winter Walk

I rethought this microstory after writing it. The “Ultimate” question for this week’s microstory prompt is “Where is the Ring?” This 42 word post talks of many rings…not just the one ring…and it’s more of a scene than a story. Thought I might post it for you anyway as I enjoyed the imagery it evoked. The Read More