As a child, Amanda hated Care Bears. Creepy happy little monsters who brainwashed people with rays shot from their fat plush tummies.
Amanda hadn’t thought about Care Bears in two decades. She certainly wasn’t thinking of them as she hoisted her backpack higher on her shoulders and forged a path through the Alaskan countryside. One weekend camping in the wilderness would set her right again. Bliss.
When the grizzly reared up from the oak scrub, roared, and opened its arms to embrace her, she realized she’d been right all along. Her last conscious thought: Care Bears are a demented lie.
Post by Caulder Melhaire on Mar 11, 2023 10:57:07 GMT -6
Hark! A New Sign It is midnight, her fingers ache, and the loom is soaked in blood. The pearlescent tapestry is beautiful, marred only by a hideous line of damp, bloody thread that has somehow not leeched into its neighbors.
She places her work on the brazier and lights the coal. Thin tendrils of smoke rise into the night sky. A handful of stars resist, then begin moving in tandem, bound by invisible threads.
In life they called him forlorn, abhorrent, and cursed his flesh. In death, they will call him "Old Bear," and he will guide them to the ruination of the world.
FoxxGlove: First look at all the Photograph entries makes for an amazing read. Gonna have a tough time voting, that's for sure.
Aug 22, 2023 11:03:09 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: New Rolling Weekly just dropped! Check it out and enter HERE
Aug 27, 2023 10:55:35 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Whew, back from vacay, and I'm exhausted. No rest for the weary, though. I've got a lot of critting to catch up on.
Aug 29, 2023 11:51:39 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: And a new Weekly! Yay!
Aug 29, 2023 11:51:49 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Ooo! A great prompt word too! aaaaaOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Aug 29, 2023 11:52:46 GMT -6
pelwrath: Don’t know if there are any members from Florida but please be safe as that hurricane bears down on you.
Aug 29, 2023 19:07:14 GMT -6
pelwrath: I like that prompt as well.
Aug 29, 2023 19:07:35 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: ONE MORE DAY TO ENTER THIS WEEK'S ROLLING WEEKLY.
Sept 1, 2023 11:45:54 GMT -6
Mazulla: I am too excited, just got a copy of Fairy & Folk Tales of Ireland by W. B. Yeats!
Sept 1, 2023 17:09:08 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: New 100 Weekly just dropped! Come submit your entry HERE
Sept 3, 2023 21:04:17 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: Apologies for the delay. Holiday weekend has my head on upside down
Sept 3, 2023 21:04:40 GMT -6
pelwrath: My mind has finally settled on what stories/books I want to start writing. A werewolf story with witches, warlocks, and other along with Sundowners 3.
Sept 4, 2023 9:56:37 GMT -6
pelwrath: I’ll pat myself on the back. I posted a link to a recent review of my first book in the boasting thread in the Accepted thread.
Sept 6, 2023 7:28:20 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: 6 HOURS LEFT TO VOTE
Sept 9, 2023 14:59:10 GMT -6
pelwrath: An FYI but ball parking my score, looks like 4th place for me. No surprise there and I do hope Raveneye does consider her entry in the W,P, and S even if she was the host.
Sept 10, 2023 1:18:59 GMT -6