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…

One Minute More

This flash fiction piece is one of the rare ones I came up with right on the spot. Lately, I’ve been posting stories and poems that have been previously written, then revising them before posting. I didn’t have the chance to write anything beforehand so I decided to wing it. I also have a small…

Appointments

I’ve been sitting on this post for a little while now. I really liked how this story came out and submitted it to a small lit journal. Since it’s going on the blog, you can probably assume how that went… I’m making more of an effort to write quality stories every single time, so when…

Too Easy

Here’s another wisdom-tooth-related flash fiction piece for you all. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before, but tons of people I know have overdosed on heroin — two or three very recently, within weeks of each other. After getting my wisdom teeth out, I was prescribed a good amount of pain killers and it got…