Rousing the Volcano – Twitter fiction

  Rousing the Volcano is a Twitter fiction story by @erthwitch in response to the #vss365 prompt on Twitter by @flashdogs. To find out more about what these hashtag things mean, read my post about Twitter fiction. Rousing the Volcano Why stroke the flames when she could rouse the volcano instead? She’d leave more in […]

Live or Die

  Live or Die   She sighed. He waited. Over the hill, the sun rose beneath storm clouds. Soon the horizon would light up bright red and pink. “I don’t know if I can live with myself like this,” she said, finally. He raised his eyebrows, but didn’t protest her statement. There was nothing he […]


Duty “What are your priorities?” She asked me and continued her task without waiting for an answer. My wrists jerked when she cinched the saddle. I winced. This would be an uncomfortable ride. “Hindsight isn’t very useful from that positon, is it?” she said, more as a statement than a question. Apparently, she thought I […]

Full Disclosure

Full Disclosure “Your window is closing,” she said. “Why do you keep telling me that?” he replied. “I said I don’t care.” I have to. Full disclosure, you know. She slipped into thought transfer. “It doesn’t matter,” he said. She sighed. If you have any doubts, now is your last chance to leave. I need […]

Rock Telepathy

Rock Telepathy For the lawn, turn to the rock. He pointed to a large boulder. It will hinder grass growth through telepathy. We do all the maintenance here through rock telepathy. It is hard work, but we’re suited for that, as you can see. I don’t understand. How can a rock mow grass? It doesn’t. […]

The Taste of Witch Hazel

Here’s an excerpt from yesterday’s word count: While I’d learned the names of many plants by helping my parents on cataloging expeditions, I didn’t know much about using them. DRSS said chewing twigs of witch hazel would help with any ill effects of the spring water … or did he say spicebush twigs? I pushed […]

Little Spells

Little Spells His hand trembled as he held the sealed vial to the window. I watched his face pale in the filtered sunlight as it illuminated the words on the tiny scroll. ”What is this?” he asked, handing it to me. He wanted me to lie. My little spells always made him nervous. His slight tremor […]

Handful of Trouble

Handful of Trouble And she thought a handful of baneberry would keep me at bay. Another one rolled from beneath the pile of cushions where she hid. White ones no less. I reached down and smashed one between thumb and forefinger where she could see it. A fresh round of muffled sniveling. “Do you really […]

So Many Doors

So Many Doors So many doors. Too many. Too many options and not one single hint. What is the world coming to? It’s not as if I can go door to door checking to see which one I want to take. No. Instructions said “only choose one”. That’s all. No clue. Not a hint as […]