50 Word Stories: Anyone / Anytime / Anything.

Alanna raged about everything from the price of peas to the woman in too short shorts. She seemed capable of turning her anger upon anyone at anytime for anything. Nothing was safe, nor sacred. No topic was taboo, nor estranged. Alanna made fire from ice. I’d always loved a challenge.

50 Word Stories: Rectangular World

I discovered from my travels that the world wasn’t circular as proposed. Instead, our planet consisted of long swathes of straight edges with the occasional ninety-degree uncertainty thrown in for good measure. For the longest time, I became stuck at such an angle. With great relief, I eventually moved on.


The Challenge

 Slipping between the pavement cracks
 Chasm-like, they swallow the cities detritus
 Others seem not to notice the gaping highways
 Escalators straight to Hell, but I do
 Each one seems wider than the next
 And I fear I can no longer leap them
 Don’t go out the others say, ignore them
 But the challenge, the double dare if you like
 Precludes that option, as I will not be swallowed
 I shall not be engulfed with the filth
 No, I shall run faster, jump further
 Until I take flight and need to leap no more
 Challenge accepted
 Challenge overcome