Rattling Words

Rattling Words

Rattling swords, rattling bones, rattling words. The rattle is a strident sound, one that grabs attention. The wind can rattle through dry weeds, or it can rattle your nerves. Writers didn’t stay rattled, and used sound and tension to create a wide swath of...
January 5: Flash Fiction Challenge

January 5: Flash Fiction Challenge

Balls of ice the size of frozen peas pelt my RV, and I know what it is to live inside a rattle.Winter on Mars is not what I expected. The red desert of southern Utah, dominated by the sandstone pillars of Zion and mesas of clay is a region carved by water and baked...