The Lighthouse and the Pirate

A short story by Cynthia Jeub, written before my lighthouse girl story last June. Reprinted with permission. It thought it was a brick. The brick was chipped, so it didn’t quite fit in with the other bricks in the shipment. It thought maybe the builder would cast it away for its imperfections. It was a … Continue reading The Lighthouse and the Pirate

The Lighthouse Girl

There was once was a little girl, raised in the Village. The Village was a utopia, walled off for protection and insulated from the world. Even the families in the girl’s section of the Village did not see each other very often, but lived peaceably, like hermits, in accordance with the Code. When the girl … Continue reading The Lighthouse Girl

The Herdsman, the Maiden and the Coyotes: A Fable

Once upon a time, a little girl sat in a field releasing the fuzz from seeded dandelions and watching the wind gather the wisps into the sky as it tousled her hair. Sometimes, she danced with the wind, her blue skirt swishing to synchronize with its rhythm. One day the whimsy of her dance led … Continue reading The Herdsman, the Maiden and the Coyotes: A Fable

Fear of Failure: Write a letter to your deepest, darkest fear

In November 2011, the online teen/college writers' group that I was in, CleanPlace, posted a weekly prompt that asked us to write a formal complaint letter to your deepest, darkest fear. I found it again today and thought I'd leave it here on the blog.   To: Failure Recurring Nightmare #9 The Clammy Caverns of … Continue reading Fear of Failure: Write a letter to your deepest, darkest fear