- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Katheryn J. Avila | @katheryn_avila
- Anne Chowdhury | @TwiAddictAnne
- Silver James | @SilverJames_
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Lizzie Koch | @Lizzie_Koch
- Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
- Ruth Long | @Bullishink
- Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
- Barbe Crabtree | @ComeOnPeopl
- Nellie Batz | @solimond
- Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
Silver James | @SilverJames_
Louisa says: Love me some shifter stories. While being 250 words, this story feels bigger, and longer. As a reader, I want the answer to the question: “Did you mate with him?” The voice of Miz Virgie feels like it can be addicting.
Barbe Crabtree | @ComeOnPeopl
Louisa says: A poignant, complete tale. Many can relate to the downturn in the economy, and the job search that stretches too long. Gavin hiding his daily schedule, and resignation at the end resonates with sadness.
Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
Louisa says: The banter between the characters is entertaining, and I like the unique split of the prompt. It’s definitely a “There’s Something About Mary” inspired tale. The good-natured humor works and comes through.
Katheryn J. Avila | @katheryn_avila
Louisa says: Totally captivated by this mystical tale. The writer creates an appealing world within such a short amount of space. The interaction between the narrator and the queen intrigues the reader, and I want more. One question: What’s her name?
With a snap of her fingers, the queen summoned my father - still dressed in his soldier’s uniform - who escorted my mother into the clearing. This time, she was completely aware of her surroundings, running towards me and embracing me in a tight hug.
“Are you okay?” I pulled back, examining her face. She looked so tired.
“Yes, yes I’m fine.” She smiled, before looking down at the egg in my hand. Her eyes widened. “Is that…?”
“Yeah.” Remembering the task at hand, I pulled away and walked past her towards the waiting queen. Instinct prompted me to kneel, and I offered her the egg. “As promised.”
Beside her, the elephant stretched his trunk and plucked the egg from my hand. When I looked up, the queen held it like a jewel.
“Maybe I should let my soldiers breed with witches more often.” She held the egg with one hand, examining it while resting her chin in the other. “You seem to be incredibly resourceful and impressive for a half-breed.”
I chose to ignore the back-handed compliment.
“Can we go? A deal’s a deal.”
“I suppose. It’s probably for the best, anyway - I don’t think I want to deal with your back-talk.” She looked bored, but there was a glint of something else in her eyes. “I’ll be in touch, little changeling.”
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