Monthly Archives: November 2012
With every passing year Isabella grew more beautiful. The only person who didn’t seem to notice was her. That is until one day when her father came home from work, and instead of passing her in the hallway he stopped, and looked.
One hand reached forward slowly toward her glossy black hair.
“You look so much like your mother,” he said softly.
I’ve been on a fairytale kick lately, on netflix that is. There are several great made-for-t.v. miniseries that put a modern spin on some fairytale classics. If you haven’t seen them yet, you should check out Tin Man, Alice, and Neverland. No doubt as a result of this input, I came up with this beginning for a short story. Enjoy!
“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” A whisper barely loud enough to reach its target escaped from the heart-shaped lips of a porcelain-skinned girl.
Moist brown eyes stared at the reflection, seeing only flaws.
In lieu of a new story this week, I want to talk about movies. I love science fiction movies. Ever since I was a kid and watched every episode of Star Trek with my Mom, I have been fascinated with the new places and new ideas that science fiction stories present. Naturally, I loved the latest Star Trek film. I hope they’ll make more. Continue reading
The warm body of my child slid into my hands and I lifted her to my chest. I gazed at the perfect tiny nose, the dark blue eyes, and the tiny little “o” of a mouth.
My baby, my daughter, gasped her first breath. Continue reading