My Last Stand

A short story written for the prompt “stand” – 10/8/16 by LUCERNA I sit at my precarious post on an adobe wall. I’m given guard duty tonight; I get guard duty most nights. Probably because I’m the youngest man here, and the rest of them are completely exhausted.  I shift my rifle to my knee, … More My Last Stand

My Gun and Flag

A short story written for the WriteOn prompt “Flag”, April 16, 2016 I gently pushed aside Mama’s calico curtain and peeped out, my breath leaving a fog on the frosty glass. An automobile was stalling on the curb, smoke curling from the exhaust pipe like a cigarette and turning our snowy yard into black slush. … More My Gun and Flag