Teleportation: The First Flounders

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I decided to try my hand at a 50-word story, otherwise known as a “mini-saga” (or a “dribble,” I guess). Hope you enjoy it!] “Now, tell me again how this happened, Private Daffodil?” Doctor Illogical asked, one bushy eyebrow raised.                 “Commander Melvin wanted to test our space station’s newContinue reading “Teleportation: The First Flounders”

A Looking Glass Tale: Revisited

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Stories can change a great deal between drafts. That has been the case with the 100-word drabble “A Looking Glass Tale,” which I posted a short while ago and received some great constructive feedback on from Sam “Goldie” Kirk. It is what has led me to experiment with different waysContinue reading “A Looking Glass Tale: Revisited”

A Spectral Message

Retold by Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: This story is based on an actual event that happened to one of my relatives, who lost her husband many years ago. They shared a special connection. Enjoy. ^_^] In the months after losing her husband, Margie Caroline often drove to crowded places like the local town mall justContinue reading “A Spectral Message”

Tale of a Written House (An Interactive, Choose-Your-Own-Ending Tale)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: An interactive story that I thought everyone here might enjoy as well. At the end of this piece, I will provide multiple-choice possibilities for the outcome of what happens, and when you respond with your answer, I will respond back with the appropriate epilogue, personalized for you.]                                                              Do youContinue reading “Tale of a Written House (An Interactive, Choose-Your-Own-Ending Tale)”

Peek-a-Boo (A Short Ghost Tale)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a story told to me by a dear relative.] Margie Caroline had decided to sell her home. The same home shared with her husband for more than sixteen years, and then only with his memories for a year and a half after he had passed away. She rememberedContinue reading “Peek-a-Boo (A Short Ghost Tale)”

The Ghost Soldier

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Another ghost tale, and this one based on experiences my mother had while in the Air Force.] My mother used to work as a nurse in the Air Force, many years ago, and early on in her career she got stationed at a base hospital overseas. Although the hospital hadContinue reading “The Ghost Soldier”

Ballerina in the Window: A Fairytale

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I posted, and then took down this fairytale yesterday due to a few different reasons. Mostly to do with self-confidence. Anyway, I wrote this tale for a creative writing course a few years ago, and certain elements of it have since wound up coming back in other stories I’ve done.Continue reading “Ballerina in the Window: A Fairytale”

A Quirky Ghost Tale

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I remember hearing about a ghost who liked to rearrange furniture, and then got inspired to write this story.] A writer (let’s call her Susan) decided to rent a place out in the countryside. She needed a quiet place to complete her novel and finally managed to find a cheapContinue reading “A Quirky Ghost Tale”

Soot Stains

Retold by Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Throughout high school, I volunteered at the local museum that opened its doors during my freshman year. Its curator, a wonderful older woman by the name of Margaret, turned what was essentially her childhood home into a spot where any visitors could learn about the history of our area.Continue reading “Soot Stains”

The Spectral Cat

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I originally wrote this piece around Halloween, while experimenting with cross-genre works. Hope you enjoy it!] I decided to write a short fiction about The Spectral Cat. A limber creature whose body appeared as if formed from the silvery fog that lurked around cemeteries, and whose eyes shone brighter thanContinue reading “The Spectral Cat”

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