Hansel never did like kids. They made too much noise. They had sticky fingers.
His wife pleaded, but he wouldn’t give in.
Unexpectedly, she gave birth to a blue-eyed angel. One look into those eyes and his heart melted.
He asked for his wife’s forgiveness.
Secretly, she prayed for his.
Susan Gale Wickes lives in Indiana and writes poetry, short fiction, and songs.
I watched, awestruck, as my baby daughter’s chubby little fingers slid across the surface of my smartphone. Roads and landscapes shifted beneath her touch. She pinched, and the map zoomed out.
A photo of my husband drifted past, betraying his GPS position.
Wait… That’s not the location of his conference.
Karen doesn’t claim to be Wonder Woman, simply a wife, mother, writer and roller girl, in addition to a day job as an Electronic Design Engineer. You’re invited to draw your own conclusions. Her debut release, an eBook titled “Trapping Honey’, is available now. See more at karenpomerantz.uk.
Body and hands moisturized, scented in every crevice, she waited patiently for the proclamation of his love, the long awaited proposal of marriage.
As he took delivery of the Prosecco from room service, his mobile vibrated next to her on the table and a text from “Sarah” read: “You’re late”.
Linda Casper hails from Yorkshire and, after a long career as a high school teacher, she has recently begun to write and publish many short stories, poems, and travel articles. Linda has a keen interest in gardening and is a judge for Yorkshire in Bloom.
“That was my husband. He dropped Jenny off at school.”
She sips her coffee.
“Sorry, ignore that. Unnecessary. I’m just restless.”
She tucks a stray hair.
“How does this work then?”
Crosses, uncrosses her legs.
He puts his teacup down. He speaks.
“I’d rather you take your ring off, first.”
A recent graduate in English and Creative Writing, Carlotta currently spends most of her time re-drafting and re-writing her CV, as much as she would rather be re-drafting and re-writing her stories. She is looking to work as an editorial assistant for a publishing company, but knows that she will be looking and waiting for quite a while. Her favourite things to write are short stories, flash fiction and poetry. Carlotta lives near London and aspires to have her work read by more than just her friends and family one day. If that someone is you, you can visit her blog.