Blue Purse

This is a quick, little piece based on an object we were given in class. I was given a small coin purse and came up with this.  Blue Purse If you stare long enough at the purse, you get lost in all the colors, the shapes. They’re round like eyeballs; they stare back at you;…

On My Father and On Happiness

Another small hint fiction and a slightly larger story for you. I feel bad for not posting another story yesterday, so I’ll catch up today. On My Father He loves peanut butter, He loves chocolate, But he hates Reese’s. On Happiness When you ache From all the times you thought you’d fail And you were…

On Baseball

In honor of spring training and the weather being nicer, I’m posting a short story on baseball, titled: On Baseball. This is shorter than usual, so I might post something a little later on in the day. Stay tuned! On Baseball No one has enough time To sit and watch A newly installed clock Behind…

Newspaper

Last week I had a pretty cool assignment that we all had to do in class: We were given pages from an old book filled with items that could be used for many things aside from their original purpose. We had to copy the language of the book and turn it into a quick, little…

In the Fog

Hi everyone, I liked how my story came out yesterday so I did something similar tonight. I used another picture as inspiration for this short flash fiction piece, and I think this is pretty good too. Enjoy! Here’s the picture:    In the Fog The fog looked as soft as the moss we were stepping…

Roller Coaster

I know its almost 1:30am, and technically tomorrow, meaning that I missed my deadline, but oh well! Also, since it’s late, and I’m incredibly tired, I wrote a hint fiction piece. For those of you who follow my blog, I’ve done this many times in the past. I learned about hint fiction during my undergrad…

The Grass is Greener in California

School starts really soon and I’m not totally sure what to expect. My first day is this Thursday. I’ve been talking about getting my MFA for a long time and now that I’m actually going to start the process, I’m really nervous and excited. I can’t wait to grow as a writer and learn from…

Seeing Each Other for the First Time

This post is going to come from a prompt: Write about two people that see each other for the first time. Instinct tells me to do hint fiction, so that’s the plan, despite the limited number of likes it seems to generate. For those that don’t know, hint fiction is a story using twenty-five words or less….

Your Left Eye

This very short story is going to come from a prompt I found online: Open a random book to a random page and start your story with the first line on the page. The book will be This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz. The line: “Your left eye used to drift when you were tired…

What Family Is For

Here’s the story I promised! It’s going to be a quick, flash fiction piece, but hopefully pack a big punch.   What Family Is For It won’t be long until he’s gone. The house will be quieter, and my dad might finally get some sleep. He’s worked hard his entire life and deserves the rest….