Archive for December, 2012

BCF Prompt #2

Posted in Uncategorized on December 23, 2012 by drmagoo


BCF 2nd Chance December - drmagoo

Visual Dare #34

Posted in Uncategorized on December 19, 2012 by drmagoo


“He says he’ll take me away, and I’ll never see you again! What are we going to do?”

“Don’t worry. I love you so much. I’ll never let you go.”

“He’ll find us if we try to run.”

“We can go somewhere he can never get to us…a place where we can be together forever.”

“You mean it? Oh, where? Is it far?”

“No, not far at all. Just give me one kiss, and then we can go.”

As her lips touched his, they went together to a place no man could reach. The basilisk had done her job well.

Visual Dare #33

Posted in Uncategorized on December 18, 2012 by drmagoo


“So, all that’s going to stop the world from ending on Friday is Billy? Billy, the one who forgot to tell the dinosaurs about the ark?”

“He’s all that’s left – everyone else is on assignment.”

“Do we know what causes it? I mean, for sure?”

“Yes. There’s a bomb in a cello case in the subway. It goes off, there’s a chain reaction, and poof.”

“What does he have to do?”

“Anything. Anything other than leave it at the 23rd street station at 5:11am.”

Meanwhile, back on earth…

“I don’t care if it is the end of the world, mister. There’s no room for that thing on this car. Let go of the handle. I’m closing the doors, with or without your arm.”

Monday Mixer, week 8

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2012 by drmagoo


Vindictive didn’t begin to describe Alysson. All men are conditioned to expect a certain amount of retaliation after jilting a woman, but scientists from distant galaxies would be studying the nebula left over from her reaction to finding Jim and Tina in her bed for millennia. Going viral within days, the boudoir pics she posted, after a quick pass through Photoshop, of “Thumbtack Jimmy” spawned two memes, a parody song that got a million hits on YouTube, and a visit from Jim’s irate (but secretly amused) mother to his workplace. Jim had been an inveterate skirt-chaser during his marriage, but it was months before he could approach a woman in a bar and not get doused or slapped. The heat from the fallout provided the foundry in which he redefined himself, and years later, he privately thanked Alysson during the frenetic last days of his presidential campaign for his redemption.

Visual Dare #32

Posted in Uncategorized on December 11, 2012 by drmagoo


It wasn’t fair. Daddy rode by himself, and so did big Sissa, but not Amelia, and she rode better than they did. Prancer’d told her so.

Daddy was just a big old fraidy-cat ever since Momma left, but when Amelia looked outside and saw big fluffy snowflakes, she knew she’d go riding today.

The sun wasn’t up, not really, when Amelia climbed up on Prancer and trotted down the lane. He wanted to run today, she thought, and laughed. Prancer laughed too, knowing Amelia didn’t understand him as well as she’d thought. Today they wouldn’t run at all. They’d fly.

41st #SatSunTails

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9, 2012 by drmagoo


“Doesn’t matter. She’s gone, and you’re alone.” Where compassion and a friendly ear hadn’t worked, I hoped this would. “C’mon, we’re going.”

“W-where? I don’t want someone else, if that’s what you have in mind.”

“Just come with me.” I led him back to my place, where we found what I was looking for down in the basement, and then out into the night, to a place he knew well.

It wasn’t until we were huddled beneath her bedroom window that he looked at me with the question in his eyes.

“What are we doing here? Don’t go catching integrity on me. She doesn’t love you, but you can still have her. Do what needs doing or shut up about it.”

I knelt there, waiting for him to decide she wasn’t worth it. Finally, he nodded, and I reached out to pat him on his shoulder. Smiling, we rose and burst through her window together.

Business Card Fiction, Contest #1

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9, 2012 by drmagoo


My entry into the first Business Card Fiction contest. Not my best, but partly just wanted to see if I could make it work.