Flash Fiction Writing Challenge No. 6

Some people need coffee to get their day started. Partly it’s the caffeine, partly it’s the routine, partly it’s a stimulant that signals to your mind that the gears need to get in motion. If your own gears need a kickstart, and if you’re looking for some inspiration for today’s Flash Friday, here’s today’s source…

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…

Flash Friday Writing Challenge No. 1

Flash fiction is a real interest of mine. It’s a snapshot of something, a glimpse of an event, a glance at circumstances. It’s more experimental than traditional-length short stories and challenges you to use the format within your own writing. Don’t look at the length as an obstacle, look at it as a window. I…

Portrait of a Disorder

In a cold glass cup, stacked high are cubes of watermelon, marbled edges with white transparent rind. She tips back her head to let the grainy squares of juice and water melt down her throat, and the potion releases a fountain of youth, turning her skin into a glow and her breath to gentle vines…

Fat Bones

He was five years old. His arms ballooned up and became hammers, and he swung at sticks and branches. Entire forests fell before him. Blades of grass grew slick with poison and he abandoned the ground. Instead, his torso shot a cannon out his back and he flew up into the air. Was flung through…