A Story A Day Challenge 2020: Knightly Duties

Knightly Duties

“The city is safe once again, thanks to the Crimson Specter and his sidekick, Ghost Knight—”

“Clyde, honey, that is the corniest story you’ve written yet. Why don’t you try something the paper will publish? No one in the city cares about the Crimson Specter and Ghost whatever. They’re more worried about the gang wars.”

Clyde sighed as he shook his head. “I know my ideas aren’t popular now, but the city needs a hero. Who better to combat the oppression than a superhero?”

His wife shook her head and patted him on the shoulder. “You never give up.”

 

 

 

 

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A Story A Day Challenge 2020: Motherly Touch

Sorry for being late with this. I had some caffeine related problems today and it slipped my mind. Enjoy! 🙂

Motherly Touch

“Empty this; toss out that. Ya’d think old Belle was just a service mule, wouldn’t ya?” Belle grumbled to herself as she poured the piss pot out the window and onto the street below.

A man hollered an expletive at her from below and she countered with, “Watch where ya’s going, then, why don’t ya? If’n I weren’t a lady, I’d take care of ya mouth!”

Pleased with herself, she closed the window and smiled. It wasn’t often her timing was so accurate, but it was always good to get the drop on her son-in-law, who doubled as her landlord.

 

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A Story A Day Challenge 2020:Twice is the Charm

Twice is the Charm

“Really? Again?” Brian asked his girlfriend as he leaned against the bathroom door with his arms crossed across his chest. “You know, I’ve heard just about every rejection imaginable, but no one’s ever gotten sick at the thought of sleeping with me. Twice.”

Jennifer spit what she hoped was the last bit of her dinner into the toilet and shook her head. “I’m sorry, I don’t know why this is happening. I was fine all day.”

It’s just nerves, she told herself. Nothing to do with being late.

Brian let out a heavy sigh. “Need anything?”

“Maybe a pregnancy test?”

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A Story A Day Challenge 2020: End of an Era

End of an Era

The heavy sarcophagus lid fell to the ground, the ancient stone shattering on the carved rock floor.

It had taken Nester nearly thirty years to track the monster down that had killed his family. The looks of horror on his siblings’ faces as he attacked, slicing through their mother as if she were only an apparition.

He’d relived those memories every night since, but tonight he would finally end them one way or another.

Moonlight drifted in through the broken window of the crypt and settled on the placard above the sarcophagus. Nester paused to read, “Beloved father and husband.”

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A Story A Day Challenge 2020: All in One

All in One

Lucas rifled through the kitchen’s junk drawer. His search began with a simple desire to make a pitcher of lemonade, and had become a royal pain when he’d been unable to find the large plastic spoon his mom used.

It’d seemed an easy endeavor as he’d seen her use it a hundred times. He’d just never paid attention to where she put it before. Her all-in-one drawer was the only place he could think of, but he was about to give up.

He glanced at the gelling lemonade mix in the bottom of the pitcher, wondering how bad it’d taste.

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A Story A Day Challenge 2020: When it Bites

When it Bites

“Yes! Got one!”

Few things are as relaxing as spending the day sitting by a lake and fishing.

Of course, few things are exciting as having a big fish take the bait. Such was Jack’s reaction when his rod was nearly yanked out of his hands.

He fought to reel in what appeared to be a big fish, one that he’d brag about for a long time.

When it broke the water a dozen feet away, he nearly fainted at the beautiful sight. He’d be…

A splash was followed by snapping jaws as an alligator took the fish and disappeared.

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A Story A Day Challenge 2020: Family Functions

Family Functions

Lexi’s mom had been hanging around her more then normal the last few hours, and Lexi was afraid she knew why. She had tried to keep her new date a secret, but as usual, they knew. Her mom had been “dusting” around her room for fifteen minutes.

“Mom.”

“Hmm?” her mom said. “Oh, sorry, dear.”

“Mom,” Lexi said, nailing the impatient sound of teenagers.

“What’s wrong, Lexi?”

Trapped, Lexi came clean. “Mom… I… I have a date. I need to get ready.”

“Oh, I know dear,” she said. “Your father’s cleaning his gun. We can’t wait to meet him.”

“MOM!”

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