Flash Fiction: Burning Bridges

Author’s Note: wow, has it really been 17 days since I last posted anything? Ok, well here’s a short piece of flash that I wrote the other day, just trying to keep my writing chops somewhat sharp. I know there must be more to this piece buried in my head somewhere, but right now I’ll leave it here in its original form for your consideration. Hope you enjoy!

The covered bridge was in flames. We could see it from the hilltop. James watched it through his binoculars, a gift from his dad before the older man took off with the babysitter.

“I don’t see anything,” the fourteen year old said. James was the youngest of us, but in some ways the most inquisitive.

“You mean you don’t see him?” Darcy asked, a slight tremble to her voice.

“Correct. He must still be under the bridge.”

“Then we’ll have to go down after him,” I said, trying to sound brave. But everyone knew I was scared shitless. After all, I was the only one who had seen the troll face to face.

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It’s A Girl!

Better than any poem I could pen, more exciting than any of my stories, I am so happy to announce the birth of my daughter, Arwen Isabella. Born on Sept 1, she is 7.5 pounds and has her mother’s eyes and hair. The rest seems to be daddy. 🙂

So if I’m missing in action here in the WordPress world, know that our family is taking time for bonding. Our three year old is a little freaked out by a screaming baby, lol. I’ll try to drop in when I can, but I just wanted to let everyone know where I had disappeared to and to announce her birth. God bless you all!