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 byContinue Reading

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.netContinue 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 / freedigitalphotos.net Follow LiveContinue Reading

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 IContinue Reading

The Riddle at the Lake

Diving deeper, she feels the bottom blindly. Rings! Gold! Can’t find them! A troll snickers lakeside, watching the water ring around her as she disappears. Like the others, she’ll end at the bottom. Too focused on the prize to get the riddle. Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Bloglovin Live byContinue Reading

Conversation In the Freezer - #Microstory 1

You were in pain for a week? I don’t understand.  The doctor’s office was friendly and efficient.  You could have made an appointment at a moment’s notice.  They say it could have been fixed! It’s too late now.  Your funeral is tomorrow. Image Credit:  morguefiles Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and BloglovinContinue Reading