This photo prompt landed in front of me, and the story began itching its way through my brain immediately.
What do you give to the new year? An offering that will please the gods and hopefully bring blessings in the new year. If you're a storyteller, you tell a story. Read my first story of 2022.
I wondered just how I was going to wrangle in this story and tame it into something coherent. I mean how am I supposed to stick all those words onto one deserted island? I hadn't a clue, but I gave it a try anyway.
It's Thanksgiving. The birds are roasting. Football is playing on televisions across America. I thought that some of you might enjoy a little story to read as you wait for dinner to find its way to the table.
She looked around her seeking a path, but there wasn't one. The darkness grew darker, blacker around her. She begged...