Elizabeth folded a plaid shirt, size eight–the same shirt she’d folded three times already. Her neighbor, Lara, volunteered to help her in the garage this spring morning for the sale, so Elizabeth let her pile the boy’s clothing and re-write some of the prices she’d written earlier on masking tape …Read More »
photo by Martijn van den Bemt I want to talk today about waiting, and not just because Iâ€™m yet again standing on the shore of A Long Wait. (Okay, partially because Iâ€™m standing on the shore of A Long Wait.) Over a decade plus, Iâ€™ve found that waiting is a …Read More »
» Family Thanksgiving by Michael J. Cunningham Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.
Often, usually around the holidays, my large, extended family causes me to go to my âHappy Placeâ (usually, The Bahamas). I can go there any time I want… without moving a muscle. All I do is look to the sky and make myself believe that it is the sky above …Read More »
Please welcome authorÂ Susan Wolfe to WU today! Susan is a lawyer with a B.A. from the University of Chicago and a law degree from Stanford University. After four years of practicing law full time, she stepped out and wrote the best-selling novel,Â The Last Billable Hour, which won the Edgar Award …Read More »
‘You are my sunshine, my only sunshineYou make me happy when skies are grayYou’ll never know dear, how much I love youPlease don’t take my sunshine away’Jimmie Davis 1940 Content continues after advertisement He lay in the road and squinted up at the sun. The tar surface was hot and …Read More »
Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets, scribes, scriveners, journalists, or anybody. It seems like National Novel Writing Month comes earlier every year. Target and Walmart installed massive displays of pencils, pens, erasers, …Read More »
Whose Passion For Black Rock City Inspired It, And Whose Last Name I Do Not Know by Johnny Eponymous Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.
Have you been to Burning Man? Content continues after advertisement My fears: the scents favored by those who dance for twelve hours straight on the playa to stay warm while listening to the freeze Nightdesert. I donât shy from Daydesertâs heat, the stinging rash that makes an umbrella penicillin, nor …Read More »
photo adapted / Horia Varlan Understatement. Sometimes, itâs just the thing. At certain points in your novel, in an effort to be explicit, you might be creating barriers of words that keep the reader from fully entering the story. They shouldnât have to sift through the rubble of your exploded …Read More »
Nothing. Darkness. Cold darkness. Content continues after advertisement From the nothingness light congeals like a snake around a speck above my eyes, a foam of light, almost smoke. Then it rushes towards me, carrying brightness and electric pain. Light is everywhere, is everything, taking me as blind as before. It …Read More »
Iâm writing on the same day that Don posted his wonderful piece on journeying cross-country with his family. (What Makes a Journey.) He described how much of the trip was enhanced by the people they metâsomething that canât be predicted by AAA, Lonely Planet, Frommerâs, Fodorâs, or any other supplier …Read More »