Friday Flash and Wednesday Stories: The Anvil and the Coffee Table

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As I walked through the valley that was in between high rise buildings I felt a sense that the country had begun to resolve their nonacceptance, and soon some may forget, the issue… Continue reading

PEN America Flash Series: Earl Lovelace

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A Story in which I look good. It is Fall. A Saturday. Mid morning. I am in downtown Connecticut in a snack bar, having tea with a friend when in lurches this man,… Continue reading

Anvil

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Word prompt for Wednesday Stories is ANVIL and the picture prompt for Friday Flash is There are things that are not spoken about in polite society. Very quickly in most conversations you’ll reach a… Continue reading

Writers, you could rule the world

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Those who tell the stories rule the world, according to Plato. But maybe to you, writing is just a hobby, or a daydream, or catharsis. You may sit in your cubicle or your… Continue reading

Friday Flash: Placidly

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The firefly skimmed across the placid waters. Ripples. Not circular ones, but one long slim ripple cut across. The old man draws a deep breath and declares for the world to hear, I… Continue reading

Oh my fur and whiskers

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Derek stands in the forest, the darkness blindfolding him. He breathes in a sticky breath through chapped lips, fingers clawing half moons into his dry palms. “Let’s go,” He says, the words sharp… Continue reading

Firefly

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Word prompt for Wednesday Stories is FIREFLY and the picture prompt for Friday Flash is   Why one writes is a question I can answer easily, having so often asked it of myself. I… Continue reading

Dance of the pen

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The dance of the pen is something else Something magical – an ordinary wand Turning pumpkins into carriages Blank paper into manuscripts Mushrooms into imaginary homes Starlight into wishes come true The dance… Continue reading

Friday Flash: Red

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That was where it all happened. Right there. And it is a wretched tale too. How you ask is it wretched? It just is. It just is in the way it left a… Continue reading

May Readings

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