11 Mar 2018 – The Young Gods

Scott Summers365 Stories, 50 Word Stories, General Fiction

In those early days, we used to balance the sun on our toes and rearrange the constellations when we swept our fingers across the inky sky. We were young, then, and powerful.  Our laughs made thunder in heaven. Even the gods are children once.  Even we grow old with time.

6 Mar 2018 – Like the Sun

Scott Summers365 Stories, 50 Word Stories, General Fiction

Some days, she feels like she can hang the stars from the sky.  But not most days. That sky is often obscured in a cloudless mist, a lingering oppression which smothers hope and grinds dreams to dust.  On those days, she can only endure — persist — and remind herself to breathe.

19 Feb 2018 -The Empty Valley

Scott Summers365 Stories, 50 Word Stories, General Fiction

Amariee looked out from the mountaintop across the valley, where the golden light of dawn had just begun to color the leaves.  She studied the trees, the hills, ridges — the places where the gods molded the earth long ago. There was something special about this place, something that hadn’t changed in the decade since her last visit.  This was her father’s favorite spot, the place where he was sure his spirit would linger in the weeks after his death. But as she stood in that vast, beautiful emptiness, Amariee pursed her lips and cried knowing she was very much … Read More

4 Feb 2018 – Zero Day

Scott Summers365 Stories, 50 Word Stories, General Fiction

If you ask any distance hiker, they’ll tell you that when it comes to hiking trails, the journey is far more important than the destination.  Most days. Some days are for sitting.  For enjoying the sunshine.  For making friends as the sun sinks beneath the trees and shadows grow long around the campfire. They’re called zero days. Clara didn’t have a word for any of that until she hit the trails for the first time.  When she found out those days had a name, she knew it was one experience she wouldn’t regret. And she was right — many times … Read More

28 Jan 2018 – Symphony

Scott Summers365 Stories, 50 Word Stories, General Fiction

Death came on her like a crashing wave, a cacophony of sound coalesced into a bittersweet symphony.  She heard every note — every harmony, every dissonant chord — in the space of a single, fragile breath.  It rushed into her, through body and blood, and carried her soul away as it passed.

25 Jan 2018 – Location Unknown

Scott Summers365 Stories, 50 Word Stories, General Fiction

The paved asphalt stretched before them like an unknown river bending wildly through the vast and empty wilderness.  They were miles away from home.  From friends.  From family.  It was just the two of them along on that lonely highway — and it was exactly where they were supposed to be.

15 Jan 2018 – Galaxy

Scott Summers365 Stories, 50 Word Stories, General Fiction

She had no words for the color of the night sky, when the cold air sharpened the stars to crystalline clarity.  They twinkled down at us from the galaxy above, bright and uncaring. I knew words for the shape of that beauty, but I had none to describe her own.