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Short Story: One Shove

Genre: slice of life, action?
My response to the prompt irrelevant.


Just moments ago, they were butting heads over differing opinions. In anger, he shoved her, only for the ground to crumble.

Now she hung over the edge, held in the air only by him.

“That was an accident,” he said.

“That’s fine. As long as you don’t let go.”

He shifted into a more stable crouch.

“I still don’t agree with you,” he said as he pulled her up.

“What are you trying to say? You’ll drop me if I don’t agree?”

“Don’t be silly. Just because we disagree doesn’t mean I want you dead.”

Finally, her feet touched solid ground.

“Sorry for pushing you,” he said, face burning.

“Thanks for saving me,” she said, cheeks equally red.

They shared a small smile.

“Now let’s get out of here.”




Short Story: Wrong Answers

Genre: adventure, puzzle


They had a finite number of chances to solve the riddle. The question was how many chances did they have? And was it enough?

“Let’s try this,” the others said as they messed around with the patterns they were supposed to arrange on the wall. The guardian statues’ eyes flashed with every wrong attempt.

“Stop that. You’re wasting our tries,” he said

The puzzle pieces locked into place. The guardians’ eyes blazed red.


Somewhere, something rumbled.



Drabble: On the Edge

Genre: mystery, fantasy


He was on the edge of a precipice, and all his wife cared about was things.

“Give me the watch!”

She doesn’t care about you.

He could bring the watch down with him, just to spite her.

Jump. End it all.

He unclipped the watch and tossed it to her as he fell. Despite everything, he still loved her.

The fog over his mind lifted.

Huh? What was he-

A hand pulled him back to solid ground. Dazed, he stared at his friends enemies friends?

The watch sat untouched on the ground.

“And that’s why we don’t touch weird things.”


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