Fanciful Oddities

When the Sun Comes Out

“Katie…oh, Kaaa-tieee!” Katie opened one eye to see a blurry face hovering over her. She closed it again and rolled over, hoping the face would go away. “Katie!” Little hands were tugging on her shoulder. “Come on, Katie. Time to get up! You promised.” Still in a sleepy haze, Katie…

Jenny’s Gift

Jenny flipped through the pages of the well worn cookbook. “There’s got to be something here,” she mumbled, taking a swig of her diet soft drink. Just then the front door swung open, slamming against the wall. Jenny jumped. Her brother, Tim, would never be accused of entering a room…

Endless Circle

Myron could see the brilliant eyes glaring from the blackness.  “Run!” he shouted, grasping Jenny’s hand. He fled deeper into the eerie forest instinctively jumping fallen trees, winding vines and treacherous ground. Jenny flailed behind him like a rag doll. “Myron, wait,” she gasped, trying to catch her breath. “What…what’s wrong? Where are we going?” Not…

The Invitation

The card sailed about in the wind. It looped and swirled, gliding with the gentle breeze, and finally fluttered to the ground at Penelope’s feet. She picked it up. It appeared to be a business card. Stamped on its front was the emblem of a green shamrock and leprechaun hat. The card glittered as if…