• Fiction,  flash fiction,  Short Stories,  short story,  writing

    House of Skeletons

    Italo Calvino said: The more enlightened our houses are, the more their walls ooze ghosts. Image credit: “love Don’t live here anymore…” – © 2009 Robb North – made available under Attribution 2.0 Generic House of Skeletons by Linda Nelson – © June 12, 2013 Tara loved the house she grew up in, she hadn’t been back home in over twenty years. How time flies and things change. She pulled up to the curb and put the car in park. Tara could see the property from her car. A rickety For-Sale sign hung on a wooden post. She wondered how long the property had been for sale. How could the…

  • Fiction,  Short Stories,  works in progress

    >Ruby Angel Makes a Friend

    >The rain poured from the sky. Kitty Sampson forgot all about being Ruby Angel and sniffed the air under the porch. Shinning in the dark before her were these big yellow green eyes. The eyes blinked at her. Kitty crouched close to the ground and readied herself for attack.“Who there,” she called out to the eyes.The eyes backed away further under the porch. The rain splashed underneath the porch, creating small puddles. Kitty shook her front paws. She just hated it when she got her feet wet. The dirt would become mud and the mud would then stick to the bottom of her feet. And mud, well that was just…

  • drama,  Fiction,  phone collection,  Short Stories

    >Phone Collection

    > Lydia rustled through the paper work on her desk. She really hated doing the monthly bills, but they were piling up again. The last bill to pay was her phone bill. First she needed to check her balance to make sure she had enough money. Her addition sucked. She shoved the papers out of her way in search of the calculator. It was hidden under the paid pile. After punching in the numbers she determined a shortage in her account. The phone bill would have to wait another month. Hopefully they would not shut off her phone before she could come up with the money needed to pay the…

  • Bed bugs,  exterminators,  Fiction,  flash fiction,  infestation,  short story

    Bed Bug Ridden

    Howard and Lorna just moved into their new home. They have come to learn they are not the only inhabitants of their new home. “I never would have purchased this house if I’d known that…” Howard said to his wife. “Known what?” she asked. “About this house being infested.” He replied. “Is that what you think the problem is?” Lorna held up her arm to examine the rash. Red marks covered her right arm and she had more of them on her right leg. They just moved into the house on Friday. After spending the past three days in it, both of them were now covered with some sort of…

  • ages 13-18,  books,  dating,  drug abuse,  Fiction,  Teen/Young Adult,  writing

    Friends of Choice is Now on Sale

    Friends can help us through tough times. But what about the friends we sometimes choose who don't always look out for our best interests. This is a fiction story about a 16 year old teen, Karla, she had some wonderful friends. Her best friends. They were the ones who were always there for her. When she has to move away from her best friends and she makes new friends, should they really be called friends? Karla is about to learn the real definition of friendship.