Castle In The Clouds

Prince Edward wore down the family magician after months of begging. Two weeks collecting all the necessary ingredients for the teleportation spell. The dragon’s tears were easy to get; slaying the baby dragon was a bit more difficult. Witch’s breath was the easiest since his mother was a bonafide witch. Finding the thorn of a newly bloomed rose was very difficult as it was the middle of December. He gave the magician all his specified desires. An hour later, there she was. The princess he always dreamed of. He probably should have told her the castle was in the clouds.

This 100-words story was written for Weekend Writing Prompt #80 : Castle


It’s Over

Jill hung up the phone and wiped her red eyes. It was over. It was finally over. She knew it was coming, but she didn’t know when. She couldn’t even really say how she felt about it.

The media cabinet overflowed with movies. She looked at them and thought for a moment. Phantom, Les Mis, or City of Angels could let her cry. Clue, Police Academy, or Kingdom Come could let her laugh. Saw, Pumpkinhead, or Ring could let her exact her revenge. Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors, or Dogma could let her mind wander.

She knew she could do better. She would do better. As she read the titles, she played her favorite scenes in her mind, then smiled.

“Tomorrow will be better,” she said, taking a deep breath.

She decided to read a book instead.

A Little Motivation

“He just needs a little motivation,” the psychiatrist said. “Let me know if you would like me to speak to him.”

Mary sighed. She had heard it all before. Change this, stop that, do this, and try that. Nothing worked. She just could not get through to him. He wasn’t like the other three and she couldn’t figure out why.

“Thank you, Doctor. I will.”

She sat behind the steering wheel and wiped her tears. She had done the same thing with him that she did with the others, but he just didn’t want to cooperate. Life was hard enough without his added stress. A quick trip to the grocery store for some cheesecake and chocolate ice cream, then on to her little basement apartment.

“Hello everyone,” she said as she walked through the door.

“Hi,” everyone called from the living room.

“What did you bring me?” Edward asked from the bedroom.

Mary sighed and shook her head. “Don’t you know how to say hello?” She slammed the freezer door so hard the refrigerator door opened. “I am so sick and tired of being it being me, me, me all the time. Don’t you ever think of anyone besides yourself!”

“No.” Edward still had not left the bedroom.

Slamming doors and yelling echoed through the apartment building. Charlotte in 3C stepped out onto the landing and looked down the stairwell to the basement.

“She’s on one again, huh?” Louise asked, stepping of out 4C.

“Oh, my, yes,” Charlotte said, shaking her head. “I feel bad for that young lady.”

“So do I, but then again, I think all ventriloquists are a bit nutty.”


Christmas Movies That Are Worse Than The Plague

Now that I’ve listed some of my favorite holiday movies, maybe it’s time to list the ones that I avoid like the plague.

Remember, this list is just my personal opinion….but have fun hollering through your screens at me 🙂

Worst Christmas Movies (not all are listed here):

  • A Christmas Story
  • It’s A Wonderful Life
  • The Santa Clause (series)
  • Home Alone (series)
  • Jingle All The Way
  • Rudolph
  • Santa Claus: The Movie
  • The Night They Saved Christmas
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night (series)


Christmas Movies So Overplayed In My House That I Will Never Watch Them Again:

  • Christmas in Canaan
  • The Christmas Card
  • A Season For Miracles
  • The Christmas Spirit
  • The Homecoming: A Walton’s Christmas