Are You Still in There?

Are You Still in There?

Where did my baby go? Seems just yesterday you were toddling, smiling with your toothless grin. Now you sleep in.  Hormones raging. And you growled at me this morning. It’s harder to like you now – but the love is still there. Want Live By Surprise in your inbox?  Click here to join our mailing list or Read More

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Numbers Yet Uncounted

A cake smash with the first.  Blue icing covers your smiling face. One for each passing year. More milestones. Daycare. Graduation. College. Career. Marriage. Your children light them, cracking fire truck jokes. Until one day…your number is up.  Then, no more. Image Credit:  Dynamite Imagery / freedigitalphotos.net Want Live By Surprise in your inbox?  Click Read More

Lonely at the Top

It’s Not Lonely

My fictional response to this weeks’ YeahWriteMe prompt “What’s at the top?” had me imagining what it would be like to have “made it”. My eight-figure salary, palatial penthouse on Park Avenue and this exquisite view of the New York City skyline are all a result of my grit and determination. One thing my mentor Read More

Don't Blink. Blink and You're Dead.

Don’t Blink. Blink and You’re Dead.

Sunday: what’s the prompt? Ohh….that will be easy. Maybe I could do a Doctor Who thing – yay! Monday: wake. plague. sleep. Tuesday: wake. zombie. work. sleep. Wednesday: plague part ii – the minion version. Wednesday 7 p.m.: F&*k. What was the prompt? Want Live By Surprise in your inbox?  Click here to join our mailing list or Read More

The Deadly Passenger

The Deadly Passenger

After extraction, the spaceport doctor let us take the parasite home. “He can’t re-infect now, he’s too big.” Dillon put him in a tank and named him Bitey. Too bad the doctor didn’t realize Bitey was a she. When the eggs hatched… Image Credit: vectorolie / 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

Come Quick Early Birds...I Have Food...

Come Quick Early Birds…I Have Food…

“Hello…it’s me.” My husband’s voice booms through the phone – not realizing what he’s unleashing. A giant worm slips in my ear and winds it’s way through an seemingly endless maze. It will take days to work out. Thanks a lot Adele. Image Credit: imagerymajestic / freedigitalphotos.net Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin