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“Winter”

Oh PLEASE.  Says the man to the woman.  Oh PLEASE. What? she replies. He stirs his melted ice cream with a metal spoon.  The...

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Novel Flash: The Moon Sisters

The night before the worst day of my life, I dreamed the sun went dark and ice cracked every mirror in the house, but I didn’t take...

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“Net”

–after viewing Andrew Wyeth’s “Day Dream”   Even looking at Fiona from my gray puffed-up armchair, I feel an...

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“Turn Your Anecdotes Into Flash Fiction”

Stories, stories everywhere! You hear anecdotes and gossip at the office water cooler, over the backyard fence, at parties. You watch...

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“Dysfunctional Parents in Fiction: The Mothers and Fathers We Love to Hate”

Why are readers so fascinated by fiction's infamous dysfunctional parents? Mothers and fathers who disappoint, coerce, betray, abuse...

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“Flash Fiction: Bounded in a Nutshell”

That effective fictional narratives have for ages arrived in assorted sizes –  including those small enough to whisper,...

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“It Sings”

I constantly forget things. I leave for work with an empty coffee mug; I leave toothbrushes in hotel bathrooms; I leave our...

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“Crow Death”

The boy isn’t certain how often he should think about his mother. She slips from his mind the way the suns slips into the woods behind...

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“Life”

Randy had run out of cigarettes again, and it was killing him.  Not a goddamn one of them was working anymore; and the mother had died in...

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“Planetarium”

They are born on the edge of winter, when it is still cold, biting, but the icicles on the trees are dripping, wet. We wrap them in scraps...