Lines trail out my veins, along my skin and down my arms, razor-sharp across my wrists pooling, spooling in my hands. I pluck the line, wrap it gently into words, swooping them across the page exposing on paper what my lips wouldn’t dare whisper to my own heart. Blood-soaked thread looped to form expressions of […]
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 […]
Wooden planks riddled the beach protruding like tombstones. A hastily made fire signal stood ready, a sentinel on the hill, stretching out into the blue expanse. I watch a ship sail into view so close I think I could whisper and be heard, but I drop the torch in the sand leaving my […]
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.