When the dinger went off, Jerome took the meal from the micro and rushed back into the living room. The Perry Mason rerun was almost over, and Jerome was sure he had the killer nailed. Content continues after advertisement The phone rang but Jerome didn’t answer. He let the machine …Read More »
How do you think of our world?Â How is it organized, in your mind?Â Geographically?Â Planet, continents, countries, regions, states, counties, cities, neighborhoods, streets?Â Politically, by a range of authority from dictatorships to democracy?Â By religion?Â By class? Do you see the world as dichotomies?Â City versus country, ocean versus …Read More »
» A Life is Worth a Thousand Words by Brian G Ross Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.
He is born in the city; seven pounds, eight ounces. Unemployed, alcoholic father; downtrodden, dependable mother. They name him Tony; Anthony on his birth certificate. He learns to talk at six months; learns to walk three months later. His first word is car. Dad owns a Ford. He drives sober; …Read More »
I’ve never been one of those writers who writes every single day, rain or shine, all year ’round. It works perfectly for some. It doesn’t work for me. But I’m also not a writer who waits on inspiration. There are times (especially when I’m under deadline) that I’ll be writing, …Read More »
It is the vegetation-engorged green of June, just an hours before the cicadas start up their grating cries. The sun tilts across a girl’s shoulders, making her shadow and the shadows of shrubs around her grow long and wide. She imagines that she has grown taller, into a monstrous shape. …Read More »
Books elicit different responses from different people, so itâs no wonder that the feedback we receive from critique groups and beta readers can be varied and even contradictory. As an indie author, it can be hard to discern good advice from bad or know whose feedback to trustâespecially when that …Read More »
» The Saxophone Man by Roy L. Pickering Jr Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.
What am I going to say to Ellen? How will she react when I tell her I’ve been fired? I suppose there’s no point in asking myself rhetorical questions. I know exactly what she’s going to say. Content continues after advertisement “Howard, how could you let this happen? How are …Read More »
The Guadalupe Series by Yolanda LÃ³pez, via almalopez.com Portrait of the Artist as the Virgin of Guadalupe is a three-part series, a post-modern triptych by Yolanda LÃ³pez in which she casts herself, her mother, and her grand-mother as the iconic Mary. I return to the work repeatedly, each time tumbling …Read More »
The highway here goes on and on. Even in the twilight I can see a vast emptiness in all directions, with only this thin ribbon of pavement cutting through to assure the traveler he is tethered to earth. In mid-day, the heat rises off these flats with an intensity that …Read More »
Please welcome novelist Marilyn Simon Rothstein to Writer Unboxed today! Marilyn Simon Rothstein is the author of Lift And Separate, the story of a woman forced to restart her life when her husband of thirty-three years, the Bra King, leaves her for a perkier fit. It was released by Lake …Read More »