I could not recognize the queer visage, with its malevolent, red-rimmed eyes and purplish, hollow features. A nest of auburn hair covered the scalp, extending in tangled tangents. Twisted teeth formed an evil grin, and it too held a burning candle to its face.
I'm a good kid. That's what everyone says. And it's what everyone expects, too. "Deanna, be a good girl and..." "Mrs. Montgomery, what did you do to deserve such a darling little angel of a daughter?" "Mr. Montgomery, you should be proud of your daughters. They'll go far." Daughters. Plural. With an S. Did I mention I, Deanna Montgomery, have a sister? Her name's Lorraine and though we look identical on the outside, we couldn't be more different on the inside. We could be similar. We used to be. But sometimes, it's almost like she's actually trying to be my opposite on purpose. I guess she thinks I'm supposed to be the good one too.
A/N: In August, 2016, I wrote that I was working on this, along with a bunch of other stuff that never got done: 1) Unnamed Teenage Hacker Story – This is my working title for a probably YA story about a girl with extreme hacking skills. She’s a bit of an introvert, and spends most … Continue reading A bit from that “Unnamed Teenage Hacker Story”
Ahoy, mateys! I'm taking part in another group-writing roleplay game thing on Young Writers Society. This time, my character is one of many unlikely passengers on a cruise ship, where we've been assembled to solve a mystery and everyone has a dark secret. The story is called All Hands on Deck - if you want … Continue reading All Hands on Deck!
This is a flash fiction I wrote a few weeks ago, in a sudden burst of inspiration. This is a scene from a much bigger, discombobulated storyline that I have no plans of formally developing anytime soon. The characters have backstories, names, personalities, but I think a touch of ambiguity helps to make this ficlet … Continue reading “Long Lost” – flash fiction
The following is an excerpt of my novelette, Secrets in Seaport, which I wrote of earlier. At this point, I'm feeling pretty confident with how it's turning out, so I'm sharing a little something here on the blog. This is probably going to sound stupid, but I've attached the story as images so nobody can … Continue reading Excerpt: Secrets in Seaport
A sentimental piece which a lot of people think I should continue, but should expect that I won't get around to it. But you never know.... 😉 Birthday Money (by Allison Rose) "Another check from your grandmother," Mom says as she brings in the mail from the box. "I don't know why she keeps at … Continue reading “Birthday Money”