Flash Fiction: Tell Tale

I live alone and I dissect the silence. I live alone, and I dream. In my dreams she is safe and whole. In my dreams she paints a swath of blue across an unblemished canvas. I am the one who mars the canvas with red. Even though it never happened that way. In my dreams, … Continue reading

The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Had To Write

There aren’t many elegant ways to say this. I lost my dad last week. It was unexpected and anticipated all at once, and pretty much the most crushing emotional blow I’ve ever received (and I’ve had my fair share). My dad and I had a great relationship. I think I understood him better than he … Continue reading

Flash Fiction: Diamond

Er, honestly not sure where this came from or what it is. Thoughts? She remembered everything. It had taken her years because she’d forgotten it all, and then spent so long in the dark. But now, now of all times, the memory became crisp in her mind and it was the name, the name, always … Continue reading

Flash Fiction: The Mountains

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything – it’s been a draining couple of weeks and my creativity  has waned. I’ll be honest, I have no idea where this short piece came from. I wrote it in the twenty minutes before I went to bed last night, and I have not edited it. The … Continue reading

Flash Fiction: Summer

She gripped his hand and they rocked together to the melody. Soft, soft, soothing saxophone and crickets sang them down, down into darkness. They’d spent years here, on this porch. Muggy, murky summers passed and lightning bugs bumbled through the thick air. Autumn came and whispered the chirping cicadas away. Red and orange burned into … Continue reading

Coming to Terms With Mortality

My grandfather died last Thursday. I have not talked about it, especially not here – I have continued to plug away at my novel, continued to hang out with friends, continued to complain about the unfinished house with no bathroom that I am currently living in. It has seemed like, maybe by not talking about … Continue reading