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

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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

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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

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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

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False Security

False Security

The button was installed under her desk too close to her knee. She’d hit it accidentally before and everyone came running. This time was different. He’d shown her his “vest.” If she hit the button, silent or not, they’d all be dead. Image Credit: stockimages / freedigitalphotos.net Want Live By Surprise in your inbox?  Click here to Read More

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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

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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 Live by Read More

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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 Live by Read More

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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

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