Flash Fiction for Fandango’s Friday Flashback: Five Children

Photo by Giorgio Trovato on Unsplash. I originally shared this piece of flash fiction on 27 July last year; it was inspired by an old news article about children who were given to a circus doctor after their parents could no longer care for them. I'm sharing this story again for Fandango's Friday Flashback. There were five of … Continue reading Flash Fiction for Fandango’s Friday Flashback: Five Children

2019 in Review: Poetry, Stories, and Death

Photo by Danil Aksenov on Unsplash. Here we are. 2019 is ending and 2020 is about to begin. I am eating a baked potato and sitting at my desk, feeling tired and wondering what to write. I considered not writing an end-of-year post, but realized I would probably feel bad if I didn't. I didn't blog at all … Continue reading 2019 in Review: Poetry, Stories, and Death

Flash Fiction: The Ghost Cow

Photo by Skitterphoto from Pexels. Written for DVerse Poets' Prosery #7. Based on a true story. 144 words A cow is screaming across the arroyo as the four of us lie among the graves. We’re scarved and swaddled against the cold, but my toes are growing numb. I imagine us stacked on top of the other bodies, my … Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Ghost Cow

Flash Fiction for Throwback Thursday #37

Photo by Kamil Feczko on Unsplash. Today's Throwback Thursday story was written over five years ago and for some reason it came to my mind today. I'm presenting it without any editing, just as I wrote it down the first time. The room contained only three people, but the machines crowded them together. Artificial light reflected off their … Continue reading Flash Fiction for Throwback Thursday #37

Writing Updates!

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels. I could write more flash fiction today, but I thought I would share a few writing updates that have had me on the edge of my seat with anticipation. 1) In the past two weeks, I have submitted a set of poems and a short story to different magazines. My goal for … Continue reading Writing Updates!

The Five Children, Part 2

You can read the first part of this story here. The five children were hungry. Oliver was threatening to scream for what might have been the fiftieth time, Victor’s teeth had somehow grown even pointer, and Emil’s eyes kept flashing a peculiar shade of yellow, one that was definitely not human. “We have to do … Continue reading The Five Children, Part 2

Flash Fiction for Weekend Writing Prompt #133: Longevity

Photo by Aleksandar Cvetanovic on Unsplash. Written for Sammi Cox's Weekend Writing Prompt #133. 76 words The butler’s longevity grew more astonishing by the generation. When he transferred his servitude to the youngest Everleigh, stories of his wondrously long life stretched back as far as Colin’s fourth-great-grandfather. Colin was only twelve and didn’t care for history. He wanted … Continue reading Flash Fiction for Weekend Writing Prompt #133: Longevity

Flash Fiction: Five Children #RDP

There were five of them, Victor with feathers for hair and a toothy smile, Agnes with skin white as milk, Philippa whose footsteps couldn’t be heard, and then of course Emil and Oliver. Emil could be a beast, and Oliver—well, he was the worst of them, and also the baby. It was Oliver’s day to … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Five Children #RDP

Wordle 411–Flash Fiction: In the Depths of the Lake

Photo by Mike Yukhtenko on Unsplash. Written for bwarren's Wordle 411. The water coursed cold and unwelcoming at my waist, like an unsmiling mother embracing a child out of necessity, and I prayed I had come far enough to find him. I did not know the exact right spot, but from what I had been told, the body … Continue reading Wordle 411–Flash Fiction: In the Depths of the Lake

Writing Prompts

It's been a few weeks since I last posted for NaPoWriMo. I didn't intend to stop posting; it just happened. Life happened. It's rather complicated... Anyway, I wrote a list of writing prompts. Feel free to use them and comment on this post if you do! Write a piece of flash fiction (under 1000 words) … Continue reading Writing Prompts