Last Lines

This week’s flash fiction prompt from Chuck Wendig is so short one can almost misconstrue it as easy. Here it is: Your task this week is simple: I want you to come up with a single sentence. Just one. No more than thirteen words long. That’s it? I thought initially, until I started to really […]

#FlashFiction: After the Rain

  The rain stops, I wait for the song. It’s around noon, so there’s a chance it’s coming no matter what Mama says. She doesn’t believe in the music, but she can’t hear the way I do, just like I can’t see the way she does. She’ll be coming any minute to say we need […]

First Draft Fiction – The Life of a Spoon

The following is a first draft of a short story written as part of the Story A Day May 2016 Challenge. This is Story #4 for day 4 (even though I am late again!). In the comments below, please share your critique of the story. Also, let me know if this is a character/story you’d […]

First Draft Fiction – It Only Takes One

The following is a first draft of a short story written as part of the Story A Day May 2016 Challenge. This is Story #3 for day 3 (which also happens to be Teacher Appreciation Day). In the comments below, please share your critique of the story. Also, let me know if this is a […]

First Draft Fiction – Dinner Disaster

The following is a first draft of a short story written as part of the Story A Day May 2016 Challenge. This is Story #2 for (a little late ) day 2. In the comments below, please share your critique of the story. Also, let me know if this is a character/story you’d be interested […]

First Draft Fiction – Not My Photos

The following is a first draft of a short story written as part of the Story A Day May 2016 Challenge. This is Story #1 for day 1. In the comments below, please share your critique of the story. NOT MY PHOTOS Before my coffee, before my shower, before I even bother to reach over […]