Watching the Clock

I see her. She sits at the kitchen table, the laptop is open and her hand is on the mouse, but she is looking out the window. She looks bored. Her eyes follow the movements of her four-year-old daughter. She looks back at the laptop. She clicks to refresh the screen. No new emails. She…

My Oasis

In which a frustrated, unhappily married woman focuses in on a single moment in time as an escape from reality. 856 Words

At what age did you feel grown up?

On the occasion of my seventh birthday I told my mother that I'd had enough birthdays. Seven was a very good age, I was happy with it, and I would stay there. (Just as an amusing side note - my youngest sister thought that the age of seven was rather magical as well, but she believed…

Statue (flash fiction)

Amelia stood on the edge of the tour group cluster and dutifully stared at the statue. She didn't belong with these people. The only person close to her age was the guide and she suspected she made him uncomfortable. His engineered expressions that elicited laughter from his usual audience of octogenarians evoked only sighs from Amelia. She…

Magic

Today's Prompt:  "Suppose you woke up one morning and had magical powers for a day." This is a strange prompt for me as I am a skeptic at heart. If I have not observed something with my own senses, then it does not exist. Moreover, beyond my own experiences, I only accept something as fact…