Microfiction: A Spell of Amnesia

A Spell of Amnesia By Sara Codair The yellow note was the sole splash of color in the monochrome hall, appearing blank to anyone lacking supernatural sight. Horacio took a deep breath, channeled energy though the tattoo on his forhead and opened his third eye. Slanted words materialized: “Usted, dice amigo y entra.” Horacio spoke,Continue reading “Microfiction: A Spell of Amnesia”

Deceit in the Dark

Deceit in the Dark By Sara Codair The vampiress hissed. “Mortal fool! Challenging me will be your doom!” The knight arched one eyebrow. “Perhaps it will be your doom.” She screeched, hoping to intimidate him. Her most terrifying, earsplitting howl failed to impress the knight. His eyes and skin were like ice and snow. HisContinue reading “Deceit in the Dark”

The Final

  The Final By Sara Codair It was too late to turn back–for all of them. The test had begun. They would either collaborate and score at least 75% and become wizards, or fail, get their minds wiped, and live out the rest of their lives in a factory. Gretchen didn’t want to spend herContinue reading “The Final”

Sunlight Filters through the Fog of Rejection

I know rejections are part of being a writer, but when they come in waves, they can be hard to take, especially when I know I gave 110% to a piece. Getting two stories on nonpaying e-zines boosted my confidence for a while, but the subsequent  slew of rejections from paying markets was starting toContinue reading “Sunlight Filters through the Fog of Rejection”

A Win on Cracked Flash

For the past two months, I have made it part of my weekend routine to participate in the Cracked Flash writing competition. They post a sentence and some inspiration images allowing writers 24 hours to come up with a 300 word story. All entries are posted to the comments. The following Wednesday, a winner andContinue reading “A Win on Cracked Flash”

An Inspiring Image:”Dull Blade” and The Doors

When I fist took this photograph on a cold February day in Portland, I had no idea what it was going to do for me. When I started selling on Etsy five years ago, I made prints of it and put them in repurposed frames and sold them. Not only did I sell several onContinue reading “An Inspiring Image:”Dull Blade” and The Doors”