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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 / Want Live ByContinue Reading

Lonely at the Top

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 andContinue Reading

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 / Want Live ByContinue Reading

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 / Want Live By SurpriseContinue Reading

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 / Dont’ wantContinue Reading

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 / Follow LiveContinue Reading

The Kings 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 / Follow LiveContinue Reading

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 / Follow LiveContinue Reading