100 words in 100 seconds

I gave myself 100 seconds to write 100 words (initial word count was 117, so I had to edit slightly to bring it down to 100). This is the result: The night was dark, as night tends to be. Through the quiet streets hurried a young woman. As she passed by an ale house, a [...]

The Fall Of An Empire

"How quickly an empire can fall." "I... I don't understand what went wrong." "You allowed greed and complacency to get the better of you. Rookie mistake." "But-" "Buy cheap, build fast. I told you that's the way to do it." "Whatever. Monopoly's a stupid game, anyway."   Response to the Word of the Day Challenge [...]

Dea Ignis – vss

England, circa. 1660 AD Hundreds gathered in the square, surrounding the pyre, cheering loudly. Two priests stood by the pile of wood, bibles in hands. A woman, young in years, was dragged roughly along the ground by half a dozen guards, towards the pyre. She was dressed in a white gown, though muddied and torn; [...]

The Tide

"Come on," she said, frantically packing sand-strewn belongings into the bag. "The tide is coming in." No," I replied without emotion, staring at the white crests zigzagging delightfully across the ocean's surface. "I fear that the land may, in fact, be sinking." Written in response to a triple word prompt I saw on earlier today [...]