Tag Archives: short short stories

Vignette

I stood on the bank of a stream. A breeze blew through my hair. A voice called out to me, and I turned. My heart leapt, as it does when a friend greets you. I had not seen her in … Continue reading

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Skid Marks

The basement of my childhood home comprised the entire footprint of the house—thirty by sixty feet. In the corner just left of the staircase as you descended was the hollowed-out remains of an old riding lawnmower. My older brother had painted … Continue reading

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Street at the End of Time

Photo courtesy of marcolm at FreeDigitalPhotos.net After she vanished, I felt the weight of isolation and the bitter irony of birds singing as tears streamed down my face. Vonnegut would have understood – “and so it goes.” The stones were … Continue reading

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Six-Word Stories #3

Different moods. Hope you like them. _______________________________________ “Wow! You’re pregnant!” “No, I’m not.” “Where are your parents, Lizzie?” “Hiding.” Lost: woman’s wedding ring. Never worn. “So, this button does what?” KAAABOOOOOM!!! _______________________________________ Also, check out what kcrawford is writing. Bloggers! … Continue reading

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Six-Word Stories

Narrative magazine currently has submissions open for six-word stories. This short form has interested me for some time–a beautiful intersection of poetry and flash fiction, trying to encapsulate so much emotion, action, and experience in a brief moment. Below are … Continue reading

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