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Yeah Write #132: Sisyphus’s Bane ( #amwriting #microstory )

The five-bedroom house loomed amid a thick carpet of fall leaves. Beautiful to the new owners. Gracie wouldn’t burst their bubble. “Mom–” “Sisyphus should’ve dropped the boulder.” The spare key … Continue reading

November 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Yeah Write #122: Vis-à-vis With a Time Traveler ( #amwriting #microstory )

Ethan shifted; a sofa spring twanged. “Say again!?” Alice sipped coffee. “Marbles in deep grooves stay stuck–” “–without a catastrophic catalyst.” “Right,” she said. “No groove…easy to make them fall.” … Continue reading

May 1, 2019 · 9 Comments

Yeah Write #118: Granny Knots ( #amwriting #microstory )

Her fingers are dressed in weathered rings. A lifetime of lacework mottles her skin. Wrinkled, rough knuckles slide beneath tatting threads; fingers shift the shuttle, pulling assured knots. My flower … Continue reading

April 3, 2019 · 5 Comments

Yeah Write #115: The Goat Girl’s Corruption ( #amwriting #microstory )

You burned my goat skin, charred my soul, and wedded me to your son. None asked which of my dreams had turned to ash. You feasted upon my beauty. Dine … Continue reading

March 6, 2019 · 5 Comments

Yeah Write #107: For You I Wait ( #amwriting #microstory )

Dearest Mine, I think I should perish shackled in matrimony these seven years. Upon my bed, your musk clings in the sheet folds and pillow dents. Your caresses linger in … Continue reading

April 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Yeah Write #101: The Lonely Dead ( #amwriting #microstory )

My skis skid on fresh powder and wind breaks my face. A presence pursues. “Apparitions collect the unwary,” I had warned. The enthusiast didn’t believe what his camera couldn’t snare. … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · 3 Comments

Yeah Write #96: The Cottage ( #amwriting #microstory )

“Witch,” men spat, clawing gingerbread, shattering spun-sugar, leaving slather and destruction. The horror wasn’t the invasion but knowing they’d return. She torched them alive. The Hansels and Grendals would endure … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · 6 Comments

Yeah Write #90: Butterfly and the Flycatcher ( #amwriting #microstory )

“Come be eaten. Your hue fools me not.” “Let’s wager, Flycatcher,” Butterfly challenged.  “If I make it to the yarrow you won’t catch me.” Flycatcher puffed her crest and attacked. … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · 27 Comments

Yeah Write #84: Forward Unto Tomorrow ( #amwriting #microstory )

Fly west comrades. Follow horizon’s light away from the inferno’s red eye and choking clouds. Forget the fallen; let go; hold on. One step, two, a league — each stride … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · 24 Comments

Yeah Write #79: Just Here for the Cash ( #amwriting #microstory )

Beer and corn nuts perfume my outfit. “Another round, Babe,” they call. My matte lipstick smiles. That’s not my name. A skeever grabs my ass; I nod to Henry. The … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · 8 Comments

Yeah Write #77: The Leviathan Mirror — Salar de Uyuni ( #amwriting #microstory )

Where titans once wept, ten billion tons of barren salt reflects the cumulus, cyaneous sky. A leviathan of space and time stretches into an infinite brine mirror. Cold and hushed, … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · 5 Comments

Yeah Write #71: Justice Comes Calling ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

  His body collapsed to the sound of piano music playing from a stereo. Jennai’s crimson pot holder sported a smoking bullet hole. Who’d’ve thought a casserole guise would work? … Continue reading

August 2, 2017 · 8 Comments

Yeah Write #67: Leaving ( #amwriting #microstory )

Empty mugs and cold coffee rings punctuated the tail of twenty years on a Thursday afternoon. “We’ll talk again soon,” he said. She muttered, “What for?” He kissed her temple, … Continue reading

May 3, 2017 · 21 Comments

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

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