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Yeah Write #30: Aren’t We All Machines? (#flashfiction)

From the protection of the doorway, Nana waited.  “What are you doing, Jaime?  Come inside.” The rain pelted then rebounded on the wood deck.   As the sun began to set, … Continue reading

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Writing on the Fly #3: Neuron Dance (A Haiku)

In my head words live. Neurons fire chemical pens. I dream; stories wake.  

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Yeah Write #65: Neither Here Nor There ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

They freaked me out, those porcelain burros with their chubby, rosy cheeks hauling carts or carrying panniers. Oversized eyes and contorted jovial expressions made dark promises in the shadows and … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 4 Comments

Yeah Write #64: The Tread Marks on Your Face ( #amwriting)

“I got all C’s, what’s the big deal?” The stupid words rolled out of my seventh-grade mouth before I had a chance to knot my tongue. If we had been … Continue reading

April 24, 2017 · 6 Comments

Yeah Write #63: As Is ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

The glossy magazine photo taped to the open refrigerator door mocks me in the predawn. “Are you just going to stand there at the sink eating maraschino cherries?” she scoffs, … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 · 4 Comments

Yeah Write #62: In Between the Blurred Lines ( #amwriting)

“What are you?” They first time I heard that question was on a schoolyard playground in the early eighties.  I’d been amusing myself on the rusty swings with the hard … Continue reading

April 18, 2017 · 6 Comments

Protected: Yeah Write #61: Out the Other Side ( #amwriting)

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Protected: Yeah Write #60: The Other Beneath ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

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Yeah Write #59: Into the Light ( #amwriting #microstory )

We are star stuff borne into the cosmos and led astray by compulsions. Mother–the light of a billion billion infinities–calls her children home, and we chase flame and comet, seeking … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · 6 Comments

Protected: Yeah Write #58: Tides ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

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Writing on the Fly #21: The Interview (#amwriting)

Note:  Written for The Writer’s Workout: The 500 March Contest: Paint it Green Prompt: The leprechaun is tired of missing out on the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Interview a new … Continue reading

April 1, 2017 · 4 Comments

Protected: What’s Up Doc #25: Mine — #NYCMidnight SSC Round 2 GR5

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Protected: Yeah Write #57: A Night Ride ( #flashfiction )

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Yeah Write #56: The Lies That Bend ( #flashfiction )

I drew my wool and fur cloak closer to hide my quivering hands and defiant posture. “This dotter is grateful for your wisdom in this betrothal, Papa.” I stared straight … Continue reading

March 21, 2017 · 7 Comments

Yeah Write #55: Not Today( #flashfiction )

I spat toothpaste into my great-grandmother’s antique porcelain bowl, followed with a swish-spit of water, and showed my grandfather’s shaving mirror my smile for inspection. Every morning, I remembered my … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · 11 Comments

What’s Up Doc #25: Yo, Where’d All the Fiction Go? #amwriting

My regulars might have noticed that several pieces are now password protected content.   It is all still there, let me explain! As long as a story link is restricted … Continue reading

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Protected: Yeah Write #54: Et Tu Brutus ( #flashfiction )

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Protected: Yeah Write #53: Love Not ( #flashfiction )

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