She hoped to hitch to San Francisco and almost reached Palm Springs when the girls in the hooptie stopped. They were friendly and since San Francisco was hours away, suggested she spend the night with them at their retreat. Get an early start the following morning.
The vista grew more desolate with every mile, but she was delighted with the company. They sang, ate sandwiches and drank red wine. It was like a girl trip reunion.
"We're family," they told her upon reaching their destination. "Everyone is joined by love here and once you meet Charlie well, you'll never want to leave!"
They say the moon was once part of Earth, born of a cataclysmic collision. They say the moon was once no bigger than a thumbnail. The ancient vids show people playing in gentle tides, riding boards along curls of water, building castles in the sand. This does not compute. To us, the ocean is a quick death.
We ran to high ground, believing mountaintops meant survival. Funny.
The moon I know fills the horizon, a constant half-disk, so close we count her craters instead of stars. They say nothing will save us when she arrives to kiss her long-lost Mother.
My goodness. Top podium shared with such an amazing talent. Who could ask for anything more?
I think of these 100 Word challenges as your forte, Foxxglove. It's all I can do to try to keep up with you. And ... I couldn't even figure out how to play until I read and studied your entries way back in the day. So anytime I sneak a spot on the podium, I'm like how did that happen?
Last Edit: May 16, 2022 5:36:03 GMT -6 by RAVENEYE
pelwrath: Watched a video where it was said that first time authors shouldn’t have a cliffhanger but a complete story as their first book. www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8yrMo6k/
Nov 22, 2023 0:42:55 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Unless you're Patrick Rothfuss or any of the dozens of other fantasy series authors...
Nov 22, 2023 9:03:06 GMT -6
pelwrath: Do we have a thread/list of members with published books, links to them and any SM platforms we are members of?
Nov 22, 2023 9:31:01 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: Rothfuss!! Why, if I ever get my hands on that man, I'll make Annie Wilkes look like a bad chiropractor
Nov 22, 2023 15:36:22 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: Happy Thanksgiving to everyone except him LOL
Nov 22, 2023 15:37:17 GMT -6
pelwrath: Okay, looked the gentleman up and lightning did indeed hit the same tree twice.
Nov 22, 2023 18:37:24 GMT -6
pelwrath: Well my 100 word submission is posted.
Nov 23, 2023 19:14:31 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Well, if lightning don't hit the third time, I'm tossing those first two novels into the bin cuz they're useless without the ending. Caulder Melhaire - I'll hand you the sledgehammer...
Nov 27, 2023 12:17:06 GMT -6
pelwrath: I exist in the writing world! My first 2 star review, posted in boasting thread.
Nov 27, 2023 12:41:03 GMT -6
Alatariel: Oh man, good job taking it in stride.
Nov 27, 2023 19:37:05 GMT -6
pelwrath: Only way to take it and I’ve had practice here as well.
Nov 27, 2023 21:26:07 GMT -6
pelwrath: another 100 word story posted.
Nov 29, 2023 10:02:02 GMT -6
pelwrath: Oh, did it on my phone.
Nov 29, 2023 10:33:36 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Desperately brainstorming "snowfall" before my niece comes over for the weekend...
Dec 1, 2023 10:24:29 GMT -6
pelwrath: Excellent submission Mazzula
Dec 2, 2023 17:57:14 GMT -6
Mazulla: Thank you, Pel! Really like yours as well.
Dec 3, 2023 12:17:28 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Dang it, I didn't get my snowfall entry written in time. Ugh, what an exhausting weekend. Either my niece's costume project seriously wore me out, or I was fighting off a germ. Maybe both?
Dec 5, 2023 13:51:47 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: Dagnabit, but I forgot to update the dang thing! Two days in a row I set a reminder and both days got distracted by recruiters
Dec 5, 2023 14:51:47 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: Welp. Lucky y'all, we're just gonna extend snowfall by one more rest of the week
Dec 5, 2023 14:52:11 GMT -6
whaleworkforfood: Congrats to Ala and Scintilla for finishing NaNoWriMo!
Dec 5, 2023 21:39:11 GMT -6