Short-staffed

I’m sorry I haven’t written in a while. For once, I have a normal excuse: I’ve been hard at work getting the 2018 Winter Issue of Come and Go Literary together! It’s been an amazing experience learning how to use InDesign and organizing everything into, what I think, is a good looking online journal.  I’m…

Paranoid

Before I show you this post, I just want to give you guys some good news. A couple of days ago, the founder of Feedspot reached out to me to let me know that I was included on his list of Top 50 Fiction Blogs. When I first started this blog, I had zero expectations…

If She Was Your Daughter

I was debating whether or not to make this a political story, but these past few days have made me realize that these kinds of scenarios are being politicized whether we want them to or not. The Kavanaugh hearings were not the first time Republicans have turned a man into a victim while ignoring the…

Spain

This is a flash fiction/borderline-microfiction piece based on a real restaurant with some real facts about my family thrown in. My dad did, in fact, take his dad to this restaurant, but I’ve never stepped foot in the place. I’ve heard great things about it and I’d love to make my way over at some…

Road Trip

I wanted to post a flash fiction piece yesterday, but I couldn’t think of anything. I had to go back to my grad school days and come up with a scenario on the spot. I’ve always been a fan of restrictions because they get me to focus on the most important details. That’s why in…

The View — emilyjoymcnally

“I’d love to live in one of the yellow houses. They’re so beautiful.” The sun was slowly setting over the mountains which were decorated with colorful buildings. The sky was glowing orange and pink, resembling rainbow sorbet. They had always dreamed of visiting Italy together, but the time was never right. He had work, she […]…

A Steinway

Believe it or not, but my last post was my 300th post! I’ll admit I’m a little disappointed it wasn’t a fiction piece, but we’ll survive. To make up for it though, I have a small flash fiction piece for you all today. I hope you enjoy! A Steinway The piano wouldn’t fit in the…

Help

This is a spur of the moment flash fiction story for you all. I haven’t been able to come up with interesting ideas for stories lately, but I knew I had to start somewhere so I just started writing. I’m currently reading Catch-22, and I love how funny it is. I’ve been saying for a little…

Fire Island

I went to Fire Island yesterday so I’m thinking I’ll write something about it. I haven’t been to the actual Fire Island in years. I went during a field trip in elementary school. We walked along these wooden paths that led to a beach where we could collect seashells. I also remember walking around with…

Ruins

I’ve never been to Rome. I’ve only been to Niagara Falls, and I don’t even remember going to the Canadian side. This is a fiction piece, but the thoughts on Rome are my own. I’ve always had a huge interest in going back. I’m Italian and I’d love to go to the country my dad’s…