Foreshadow: A Day At The Beach

The Channel 5 meteorologist had said that this was going to be the hottest day of the entire year. Officially, it was the first week of autumn, but for the last three days, temperatures had risen into the 90’s and stayed there. There would be some cloud cover today, but that’s as much as anyone bothered to hear on the weather report. “Hot day” usually meant going to the beach, so that’s what they planned to do. Continue reading “Foreshadow: A Day At The Beach”

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Lifelong Friends

For this week’s writing challenge, add a dash of magic and a touch of surrealism to your writing. Write a fictional piece that incorporates the everyday life we’re familiar with — work, family, errands — and add a surprise twist through an imaginary character, absurd turn of events, or Sci-Fi-esque setting.

The bell above the entrance to the coffee house tinkled and I glanced at my watch. It was 6:00 pm.

I looked up from my Caffe Mocha and waved to him. He nodded and smiled back, then made his way over to the barrista to place his order.

A few minutes later, John was at my table. He threw his backpack on the floor before plopping down on the seat before me.

“You’re late,” I chided him, and took a sip of my coffee. Continue reading “Lifelong Friends”