Sean MacEntee “Empathy” Creative Commons A few years ago I went to visit a friend I’d not seen in a while to say a quick hello on my way to a lunch. I was dressed in my favorite jeans and top, and I even wore makeup and managed to blow-dry …Read More »
» Because I Haven’t Got the Legs for Dancing by Mike Calahan Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.
Why do I write? Content continues after advertisement I’ve been asked to explain this on more than one occasion, often in a Yuletide forum by relatives who want only what’s best for me. These questions are presented with a roll of the eye or an unassuming furrowed brow and often …Read More »
Bob lit up a smoke, and wondered what was next. He had been sitting there all day in front of the computer, pretending to do other things, putting off actually having to be creative. Which was strange considering, the thing he desired most was to be truly creative. Content continues …Read More »
» Snippet of a Peace Among Fools by Sabrina Walls Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.
Such a shame, a brilliant mind like that. So sad he’ll never talk again. What a grand life he led, full of promise â until the accident. Damn fools. All of them. Accident indeed! Had but one of them truly paid attention, he would have known that nothing I do …Read More »
» Whisper of a River Nearby by Jeff Tannen Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.
For the third night in a row she wakes up with stomach pains, her lower abdomen cramping up as if something were twisting her insides. She throws an arm over the side of the bed, feeling around in the darkness for the plastic wastebasket she put there before she lay …Read More »
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 »
» 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 »
» 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 »