AUTUMN GOLD

by Jackie Houchin Ever since Labor Day, Audrey had wondered what to do about the painting. She’d kept it five years as instructed. She hadn’t pawned it even when she was jobless, her apartment rent was due, and her car repossessed. Things were better now. She had a nice job in an upscale art gallery.…

A Boost Up!

Originally posted on The Writers in Residence:
By Jackie Houchin “A boost up”….when someone holds their clasped hands together next to a horse, and you put your foot in like a stirrup, and they propel you upward into the saddle. # Sometimes a beginner (or lazy) writer needs a boost up into the writing saddle. …

The Mirror

Written by Caleb J. Prologue He didn’t know how his family somehow got a hold of this thing. He didn’t know why his dad told him it was something both important and scary. Whenever he held it he felt odd, every time he tried to hold it he put it down because he hated the…

The Water Gophers

Written and Illustrated by Andrew K. Chapter One: Me The Water Gophers live in Chinsapo village in orange puddles. My name is Jack and I’m going to tell you a story about my life. I work in the Water Gopher army. My mission: get maize. That’s what I want most. I’m a Water Gopher. Water…