Harsh


“Please, Mom? I’ll do anything,” Josh pleaded.

“No.” She didn’t even flinch. “Don’t ask again. I won’t repeat myself.”

“But Mom…” He’d never wanted anything so bad in his life.

“Okay, that’s it. Just remember: you brought this on yourself.” She pulled the duct tape out of her purse.

“No, wait. I’m sorry.”

“Too late.”

Silence

Daily Prompt: Harsh

Not Even the Trees


Warmly colored leaves soften the cold forest floor beneath me. I scour the sky for meaning, in vain.

The encroachment of evergreens and branches keep secrets. I shriek for answers that will never come, and tears burn unimpeded into my ears.

But no one’s listening to me, not even the trees.

And you’re still gone.

barren bare tree gnarled bark

Written for Week 2 (Relationships) of Jane Ann McLachlan’s Memoir & Backstory Blog Challenge 

(Read about the 2013 Challenge  - click here)

2013 Participants:
Jane Ann McLachlan
Joy Weese Moll @joyweesemoll
Amanda M Darling
Katie Argyle
PK Hrezo
Claudette Young
Kay Kauffman
Leslie
Deb Stone    Twitter: @iwritedeb
Gerry Wilson
Susan Hawthorne
Satia Renee
Bonnie
Angie
Pearl Ketover Prilik

Rebecca Barray (occassional)
Lara Britt  (occasional)
Linda G Hatton (occasional)
Stephanie Ingram (Unable to join us now – maybe later)

Signed up but haven’t posted yet:Terri RoweAnastaciaStacey ReneTalynn

I’m Published!


xsmile2Both my fiction and my photography are being published this month! I’m SO happy! I feel like a “real” writer and photographer now. ;)

mousetalespress

“My Angel” is a very short story in the July 2013 issue of the literary magazine Mouse Tales Press. Currently, the magazine is online, but this issue will be the first available in print, and very soon!    ***July 10, 2013 Update: Mouse Tales Press now available in print!!***

enhance no 12

“Imagination” is a highly saturated photograph that graces the cover of the No. 12 issue of the literary and art magazine Enhance. There is also a spread inside the magazine showcasing my photo book. This magazine is currently available in print! You can order copies here.

Go buy some copies and support these wonderful literary publications!!

Love,

Becca ♥

The Full Moon Forgives


full-moon“I’m sorry.

I didn’t mean to do it, not really.

I mean, I considered it, but the possibility of death was slight.”

The full moon makes no reply.

“Okay, then. Thanks for listening.”

 

Photo taken for Wordsmith Studio Prompt: The Moon on May 24, 2013 at 11:44PM EST, with a Pentax K-30 and settings: 300mm; f/5.6; ISO 400; 1/640s.

Flash written for Trifextra 69: Confession.

Join the writing and photo fun!

Becca♥