An American’s Mentality, Pt. 1

We have to be…because we’ve always been–right? Ever since we flippantly threw tea in the harbor, handed out infected blankets, chained up manpower and sold it, declared our freedom, declared most people’s freedom, declared freedom for the world…

It just sort of happened. Like winding up out West, we got wrapped up in ourselves, headed off on a journey of self-discovery that we masqueraded as manifest destiny, and found ourselves out at sea. Then in the jungles. And suddenly we were in the desert. It just sort of happened.  Continue reading

Flash Friday Writing Challenge No. 2

Last week, I posted my first Flash Friday Writing Challenge, which explained that every week, I’ll share an image, a song, a piece of media or non-media, or really anything to stoke your fire. Incorporate my source material in a piece of flash fiction you write, use it as a way to get you thinking or blatantly rip it apart in your piece. Whatever it can do to help you, I’m excited to be a part of your flash fiction writing.

If you’d like to share what you write, use the hashtag #FlashFridayFic to join the general Friday flash fiction crowd, and please feel free to share it with me, too. My Twitter handle is @SusanRicker.

This week’s source material for Flash Friday Writing Challenge No. 2 is…  Continue reading