100 WCGU/ Storm

100 WCGU
Challenge, just one hundred words to tell a story. I'm a Marvel Fan, so I thought why not a FanFiction. I hope you will enjoy Storm

 A lightning strike put me in a coma and left an innate Lichtenberg scorched into my palm.  
 “I miss my home.” The figure sounded sad.   
“I’m sorry.”
“I’m sorry I fell from space,  generating an electrical storm.  I don’t know how you caught me.”
 That electrical bolt  should’ve killed me. “ You saved me.”
Saving my life weakened it, but my unconscious state was restoring us.   
 “You’ll be strong soon.” 
It didn’t respond right away. “  N'dare, in order for us to survive I had to fuse with you.”
 But even when I listened carefully… it's nonsense.   
“We’re becoming being.”
Not human, electrical, but simply Storm

Copyright © 2013-2014 Glynis Rankin

Five Sentence Fiction: Escape

 Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week they post a one word inspiration, then ask you to write a five sentence story based on the word prompt.The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week: DOORS
My Story this week is Escape

 The smell of urine and dirt assaulted my nose, as I ran through the dark, cluttered hallway with my hands still cuffed behind my back. It made it difficult to support my balance, as his heavy footfalls echoed in pursuit and rats scurried before me. I questioned, as I followed the small stampede, if they were leading the way to my escape or were they in cahoots with my captor? Yet, I pursued as if I could hear the pied piper's song.  I smiled as hope sprang anew when the dawn of my escape came into view, but just as the horizon of my freedom crest; it was closed shut, placing me back in the darkness of my abductor's strong grip.

Copyright © 2013 Glynis Rankin

BookStock Back!

It's time for the annual Memphis Area Author's Festival. That's right BookStock is back this Saturday April 26. Its a carnival-like setting featuring authors and writers from around the general area.

It's a Free Event !!

There will be fun and games for all ages! Like Writer's Workshops, Summertime is Crime Time, face painting, live music, balloon artistry, a scavenger hunt, food trucks, and lots of books and many other events that will sure to please all ages! 

This Year the Keynote Speaker is the Award Winning New York Times Bestselling Author and my high school friend and eating buddy Eric Jerome Dickey. I'm so excited!
If you are in the general area please stop by the main library and join in on the fun.

“The benefits of Bookstock are three-fold,” said Glasgow. “Customers meet authors and enjoy the day. Authors promote their work directly to readers, and the Library further develops as the convener and connector of authors and readers. We hope to develop a love for literacy and lifelong learning citywide,” she concluded.  Wang-Ying Glasgow is event organizer and Library adult services coordinator.

Copyright © 2014 Glynis Rankin