This flash fiction piece first appeared in 50-Word Stories. Cool grasses cradle my back. Fireflies flicker. I inhale the sweet, damp air; at peace for the first time in five years, three months, and nineteen days. I could lay here beneath the black sky for eternity. Instead, I rise and kiss my husband’s tombstone before […]
I should have noticed the first time I watched the man from down the street. He walked his three girls to school. They looked slightly disheveled, but in the charming way that families with several young children possess. It’s a wonder they make it out of the house. I didn’t heed the forlorn dull […]
I recently learned that the online magazine The Flash Fiction Press is going on hiatus until the end of the summer. This magazine is the home of my first published piece, “From the Water’s Edge,” my first attempt at flash fiction. I thought I’d share that piece with you today. “From the Water’s Edge” is a story about a […]
You’ve seen my flash fiction before, and now here it is again, but in just six words. Passionate dreams, scattered with her ashes. Try out this challenge. Give me your best fiction in six words (or thereabouts) in the comments.
When I weep, granules of sand roll down my cheeks instead of tears. Within my internal desert, once filled with starlight and birdsong, I cry over loves snatched by death, while sand piles up at my feet, and I feel myself sinking among the arid desolation, cactus spines, and carcasses. Now it’s your turn. […]