Entries by christinakrieger

Five Sentence Fiction – Breakfast

Carlo pulled in a long gulp of his black Italian coffee and feigned interest in the newspaper that hid his face from view—all but his eyes, which were simultaneously aware of the cafe’s entrance and his mark seated two tables away.

His person of interest had ordered his usual, a breakfast blend coffee and toasted bagel, but something was wrong.

Carlo had been doing this long enough to know when he’d been made.

The man abruptly rose from his seat, coffee still steaming and bagel untouched, and nearly tripped in his haste to reach the exit.

If Carlo was going to make his move, it had better be now… time for breakfast.

A Young Fairy’s Summer Night

“What do you suggest we do?” Mom’s voice rang out from the house. Even though I was in the yard, her voice easily carried past the screen door to where I was laying in the grass.

“I thought year-round school would be better for her, but maybe we were wrong,” Dad said.

Yes, you were very wrong. I was stuck in class while all the other kids were off enjoying their summer. Lame.

“The teacher said Lisa’s having a hard time fitting in. The other kids haven’t been the nicest.”

“She’s changing; I can see it. Sixth grade is hard enough without having to deal with this…”

“We had no idea what to expect,” Mom’s voice was a whisper. “This is unprecedented in your world. A half human child…”

Say what?

I looked up at the dusk sky as the evening’s first few stars began to appear. The sun had almost set and the cicadas buzzed in the trees.

What was wrong with me?

Five Sentence Fiction-Vindictive

“Do your worst, you have no power over me,” Dathan said after taking a gun-butt to the face.

“It was always you… this vindictive nightmare was all orchestrated you.”

“Carlo, let’s be reasonable.”

“Don’t speak; your sly words will not get you off the hook this time.”

“You say I’m the vindictive one, but which of us is holding the gun?”

No Exit is Now Available!

By now, hopefully you’ve heard the great news, No Exit was released on Tuesday! It is currently available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

In case you’re wondering, here is what No Exit is all about…

Five Sentence Fiction – Abandon

I hadn’t meant to come back… or forward, I should say… but time, like so many things, is beyond our control. In a flash I was taken from the present and dropped into a house identical to ours, but a century old, broken and condemned. A time warp, a worm hole, maybe —  but my […]

New Website, New Book, and Free Download!

Hi Everyone! I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me. I took a little hiatus from blogging. But I’m back now, and I’ve definitely been busy during this time away. My first novel, No Exit, is about to be published on March 17th! With my new site, you’ll still see my blog posts […]

Dark Fairy Queen Writerly Bridal Shower Entry

I announce from this day onward, you are eternally joined faeries.”

One day prior…

“Come quickly, Eliza,” an elderly faery said with a friendly smile, grabbing Eliza by the arm and leading her inside. “We must get you ready. No time to waste.”

Eliza had barely crossed over from the human world to the faery realm. Her newly transformed skin glittered and reflected the light as she moved. She would also have to get used to her new pair of wings. Eliza turned her head to marvel at them once more. Apparently, every faery’s wings had a color unique only to them. It was known as the faery’s gwenfaer. Her wings were a pearly light gold. She couldn’t believe it. This was actually happening. Eliza, once human and completely unaware that faeries even existed, had crossed into a whole new realm and turned faery herself. All because she had fallen in love with Rowland, a faery native to this world. She was the only one ever to do so, and her actions had caused quite an uproar. Many faeries found her transformation incredibly romantic, but a few found her to be an abomination.