Rated G. Contains children, school buses, and elves.
An Escape Pod flash fiction contest submission.
Flash Fiction Contest thread for Stone Born
*According to wikipedia, the word miniature is derived from the Latin minium, red lead, and is a picture in an ancient or medieval illuminated manuscript. We thought it was a good way to describe very short stories with a fantasy theme: a word that indicates brievity, manuscripts, and a medieval atmosphere.
by Loreen Heneghan
They never talked about that. As they rumbled along, Brenda taught him to look forward, never turning, even when the faces were like a crowd at the edge of the road. It was cool, like seeing into a strange, goblin world.
About the Author
Loreen Henegan lives in Oregon with her husband and infant daughter. They have a very small house in the shadow of an enormous sweetgum tree.
She began writing stories at the age of three, but took a couple of decades off to gain life experience before trying to make a name for herself.
About the Narrator
Sam Ferree reads stories.