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Friday Fictioneers: An Open and Shut Case

Each morning, Katie took her place in line at the bus stop. She was usually first, but lately Nate, an enterprising young man, would be there first. He’d nod to her as he took his place in line. Now he would wait and smile earnestly. Then he began saying,”Good Morning.” When the bus came he always … Continue reading

FFfAW & Friday Fictioneers 2 for 1

Laurel looked at her husband. “No,” he replied. “Dan, she’s seventeen. We discussed it with her doctor. It really is the safest and most responsible thing,” Laurel’s eyes travelled from her icy husband to the frosted-over window. She felt so cold inside. “You want her dancing on poles? That’s it – Going to pay for college … Continue reading

Friday Fictioneers: A Modern Inconvenience

  You blame the car? “Yes, if it wasn’t for the automobile we wouldn’t need these roads. People would live and work in the same damn place.” “Wouldn’t that just — isolate people?” “It builds community. Curse that bastard Moses!”*  She shook her head vehemently, “It’ll never be the same.” “The parks are good ain’t they, … Continue reading

FFfAW: The Gin Game

Welcome to the New Year 2016 and WELCOME to the 47th Challenge for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Week of 01-05 through 01-11-2016.  This week’s photo prompt is provided by click here to read more stories or to submit your own. Outside the sun was painting the horizon crimson. Simon tapped my knee, “You get it. Right?” “Yeah, sort of…” … Continue reading

NaPoWriMo 2015: Day 30 LAST

To an afterglow The flame burns A spark Heat + Oxygen then Friction. ‘Til a match was struck Long – I wandered in the dark It’s the last day of NaPoWriMo today. I didn’t consistently write a poem every day this year – but there’s alway next year. Be sure to check out

NaPoWriMo 2015: Day 29

It’s the penultimate day of NaPoWriMo 2015 and I have not been consistent this year at all. Well, there’s always today and tomorrow, and then again next year. I challenge you to write a poem in the form of a review. You can review either animate or inanimate things, real places or imaginary places. You … Continue reading

Day 22: Earth Day

Never stopped to smell the roses Or to notice how white blossom petals Blown in the wind, are Caught up by the earth – Comforted. Speeding from moment to moment Until I tripped and fell Caught up by the earth – Salubrious speed bump

NaPoWriMo Day 21

ERASURE                      two explosions      limbs         burns      worse                          end in blood        the man       can’t control  Just like  Abuse and battery of  … Continue reading

NaPoWriMo 2015: Day 20

Today prompted us to write what we know. Be sure to head on over to the site for some really great picks and ideas. This Much I know I know I am sitting here, while you are toiling over there, I know we are separated, but connected. The sky above me is blue, daubed … Continue reading