Paired Prose: Trust

This week’s prompt for Paired Prose is “avaricious.” Check out Andy’s entry HERE! “You’re quite right about them all, you know,” said Edwin, pouring steaming liquid into a teacup. He then lifted the teacup and saucer from the silver tray it was on and handed it to Marcus. “I’ve never seen such a ravenous group of…

The Crush

“It’s not like we’ve got to worry about work tomorrow,” said Kevin, reclining in the sand and swilling from a bottle of whiskey. The ocean laid in front of them, the stars reflecting off of the waves as they lapped upon the beach. “Isn’t that messed up, though?” asked Mel, as she hugged her knees to…

Paired Prose: The Meadow

Welcome to Paired Prose on Trope and Dagger! In this feature, we’re presenting two different short stories based on one element! This week’s element: “Frolic“ I thought I was crazy for the longest time. Poring through books filled with nonsense, talking to madmen who have read every old tome with half-clothed girls ever written, eating up…