Reality UnboundIt was almost as if reality went all sideways. And spun. And went inside out. And colors blurred and inverted. And...Reality Unbound15 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
All right. So maybe saying that it was as if reality went sideways isn't they best way to put it. To be honest, there is no simple way to describe what happened. Any attempt to describe it just doesn't feel like I'm doing it justice.
Of course the fact that I wasn't fully awake when it happened probably doesn't help things. At all.
What I can say is that it felt like I was in bed. I was wearing the same T-shirt and jeans I'd been wearing yesterday (or it may have qualified as this morning all ready due to how 'late it was') when I'd gotten home late from the multi-hour drive back from my family reunion, which wasn't that bad. Nor was the feeling of the heavy blankets I had on me.
The next thing I felt is what felt bad. It was as if one moment I was fighting to even find the energy to even open my eyes, an
Off the beaten trackThere was little to differentiate this land from Egypt itself, save that the temples and streets that she knew were gone. All that existed here was a vast emptiness. The very street that she had walked many days earlier was gone. A few of the more fearful women sank to their knees and wept or pulled at their garments. Not her, she shielded her eyes with one hand, putting the other protectively over the burden she carried in secret. Not even her newly wedded husband knew yet. Six months married. For the past three she had kept their child safe inside her.Off the beaten track21 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
She turned away, searching the soldier out before making her way over to him. “What is this place? Where did our city go?”
One didn’t lose a city, not one as important as Memphis and remain unaware of it.
He grimaced, shaking his head. “If it was by the will of the gods…”
In short, he hadn’t any more idea of what power had taken a number of the pharaoh’s soldiers, the wives and camp follo
Summer Haze100 Theme Challenge Mix-UpSummer Haze9 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
#76: Summer Haze
One arm draped over her forehead, Erika stared up into the willow boughs above her, emerald eyes half-closed as she dozed. Her head was cradled in a conveniently-shaped nest of branches that sprouted from the larger one she was lying on, the bark digging into her back through her tank top. Sweat was beading in the dips of her collar bones, legs loosely hanging on either side of her perch. Despite the bark, it was relatively comfortable, and she had been there all morning since the sun had risen.
The earlier she got out of the house, the better.
It'd been cool when she got there, but the Summer haze had slowly settled over the river, stealing away any cool air that had dared to rise from the crystal waters beneath her. She was tempted to try to swim, but the bridge was nearby, and the last thing she wanted was to be spotted by someone walking or driving past. Besides, she still didn't have a suit, and she wasn'