Miley Cyrus Made It

(c) Carol Von Canon
(c) Carol Von Canon

He came in like a wrecking ball,” Olivia sang, loudly, over the wreckage.

“Is now really the time?” Her mother looked at the piece of debris in her hand, then placed it back on the ground.

Olivia jumped from one drywall-mountain to another. “What else can I do? Lift up our destroyed house piece by piece? Not going to change anything. Plus, he came in like a wreeecking ball!

“Well, you are certainly not mentally traumatized. Upside of having a teenager.”

“Why would I be traumatized? You made it, I made it, Miley Cyrus made it. That’s all that matters.”


Written for Warmup Wednesday

Your End is Near

The shot fired. I saw it from across the field, blasting into her side and ending her movement forever. I watched as the light withdrew from her eyes, the only eyes that ever shined when they glanced upon me. The only eyes I ever loved.

The curl of hatred entered my soul immediately, bringing the mist with it. With each of my haggard breaths the temperature cooled, the sky grayed.

The hunter would not make it out of this wilderness alive. A bolt of lightning fragmented the gray sky with my grief. The wind picked up speed and I pounced.


This week’s Warmup Wednesday challenge: Make your protagonist an animal (real or imagined).

Leash Fen in mist. CC2.0 photo by Andrew Hill.

Rebel Girl

Rebel Girl wants to burn it all to the ground.

Explode the Mercedes in the carpark.

Light the boat her father favors on fire.

Even then she knows she will be trapped in this castle.

Rebel Girl wants to destroy her inherited world.

Let the ashes soot up the wall.

Watch as the servants try to clean the remains.

Even then she knows they will not kick her out.

Rebel Girl wants to be free.

Abandon her title.

Spit on her privilege.

Even then she knows the crown will fall on her head

Because Rebel Girl will never be released.

Directions: Write a scene or an entire story of 100 words on the nose (no more, no fewer), inspired by this photograph.

This week’s Warmup Wednesday challenge: Borrow a song title for your story’s title (note: please don’t include lyrics, for copyright’s sake).

Milton Manor, Sutton Wick. CC2.0 photo by John Turner.