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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

Yeah Write #40: Flame On (#flashfiction)

“Easy with that,” she says, pointing a spork at the unmarked, red bottle. He scoffs. Susie smirks. One bite.  Two.  Three. A glossy brow, glassy eyes, and gaping nostrils spell … Continue reading

April 13, 2016 · 10 Comments

Yeah Write #38: Fortitude (#flashfiction)

Maia dropped twenty-two candles onto the scale. “You alone lit but one on your candelabra.  Why?” “Teacher, you said the caves represent our future and candle weights our fortitude.   I … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

Yeah Write #35: Line-Up (#flashfiction)

Batting for you today: Psychologist, Speech Therapist, Neurologist, and Charlie — an exciting match-up against The Stroke’s prominent player Aphasia. Tanya listened to the audio; thankful tears welled.  Unable to … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · 9 Comments

Yeah Write #33: Ginny-Come-Lately (#flashfiction)

Not again. I’m cursed. How am I running behind? Oh, yeah, get up an hour early, dress, groom, and wear my coffee. “You’re late again Ms. Lately,” they’ll jeer. I … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · 13 Comments

Yeah Write #29: The Deceiver (#flashfiction)

“Price? Your tongue. Much I could do with it.” He licked his lips. “Rupahu, Deceiver! Interfere and your claim is forfeit. You will return it — unsullied,” Ariel demanded. “That’s … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Yeah Write #27: The Consequence of Custody (#flashfiction)

A man dipped a stolen daughter’s hand in the water; the boat undulated.  After thirty minutes, the hard ridges between her fingers plumped into webbing.  He released a burdened breath. … Continue reading

February 16, 2016 · 4 Comments

Yeah Write #25: Unmatched (#flashfiction)

On the left foot, a tall nylon sock styled as a buskin.  Could you make a windsock out of socks?  The right: a knee-high, rainbow-striped toe sock.   Why let meaningless … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · 14 Comments

Yeah Write #23: Poker Face (#flashfiction)

“Raise.  Organic Milk — $1.00 off — doubles on Mondays.” “Damn.  I’m out.” “Me too.” “Bullshit. Call.”  A $3.00 Kaas gourmet cheese coupon floats upon the poker pot.  A collective … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · 6 Comments

Yeah Write #21: The Walking Stone (#flashfiction)

    Left, Huh! Right, Hoh!  A hundred voices repeat the rhythm.  Devotees heave ropes taught.  The megalith rocks, it falls, it waddles — its 5-ton balance engineered by masons’ precision.   … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · 5 Comments

Yeah Write #18: Tank (#flashfiction)

For ninety-two years, she’d leave the tube tank and enter the twenty-six foot deep observation aquarium.    She swam melancholy circles; show time simulated life; the people cheered.    Saviors opened … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 13 Comments

Yeah Write #16: High Revelers (#flashfiction)

Nikki stared dumbstruck at the forty-somethings laughing, munching, and oozing on furniture.   “Honey!” Her mother gave her a sloppy kiss,  “You missed the best chocolate cake ever!” A melted birthday candle … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · 2 Comments

Yeah Write #15: Sharp (Microstory #247)

“When will they melt, Momma!?” We gawked at the cold, avant-garde chandelier.   Clear, glass tubes sharpened to icicle points crowded together forming a spiral dangling from invisible wire. “Oh, at … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · 20 Comments

Yeah Write #13: Rube Goldberg Retribution

  I have a particular set of skills not ordinarily useful.   But give me a lying, cheating boyfriend, a crammed closet I said to clean a thousand times, and … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · 11 Comments

Yeah Write #11: Special Delivery ( #flashfiction )

“Penny for them?” My husband inquired. “When our kids ask me when I knew you were serious I’ll say, ‘When I signed for the ring.’ ” “You signed for it!?” … Continue reading

December 23, 2015 · 12 Comments

Yeah Write #8: Stains (Microstory #244)

One circular spot, where a pot once lived, on the hospital floor defied the glossy polish.   Jai left rings: coffee prints on paper, a mystery loop on the new … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · 19 Comments

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