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…

He Could Have Been

I haven’t done a flash fiction piece in a while, so I’m going to try and do that. I also don’t have any idea what I’m going to write about going into this, so it’ll be a little bit of free writing as well. Actually, it’ll be loosely related to War and Peace, because I…

Spring

I saw somewhere on Twitter that May is National Short Story Month. The fact that there are multiple holidays for every single day and month of the year is starting to make them all more and more meaningless, but this is another one I can definitely get behind. Besides, after all that poetry, I’m ready…

What Happens?

I’m not entirely sure how I came up with this flash fiction piece. I was stuck on ideas and started reading some brief summaries of ancient myths because I was thinking about starting a project where I’d modernize a couple. Many of them focus on life and death, so I guess that’s how I got…

The Trees

I wrote this after watching an episode of Chef’s Table on Netflix yesterday. If you’ve never seen it, they focus on world-renowned chefs and the restaurants they run. This episode took place in Sicily. The chef talked about how almonds were becoming more and more scarce, which was a direct threat to his pastry shop…

Missing

Here’s a flash fiction piece I wrote a while ago where I was simply just trying to make more of an effort to write from a woman’s perspective. The overwhelming majority of my stories are centered around male characters, so every once in a while, I try to break that habit. Hopefully you all enjoy!…

Parking

Anyone who lives in Queens and Brooklyn, or visits New York City on a regular basis knows how bad parking is, regardless of the neighborhood you’re in. I work in Fresh Meadows, right on the border of Jamaica Estates. Parking, for the most part, is pretty good, and there’s lots of residential areas where no…

Feel the Sound

I don’t remember how I came up with this. I know I had an epiphany at some point, but I can’t recall how I sparked it. I think it had something to do with Stephen Hawking’s death, how he was so smart but had to sacrifice his body. Perhaps it allowed him to take full…

Small Dogs

I hate small dogs. Most of them are ugly, they get spoiled by their owners, and they have terrible attitudes as a result. I hate people that have all of these characteristics, too. I’m not going to limit my hatred to humans. There are some small dogs I know and knew personally who are and…

In Order

I wrote this at work, overhearing a conversation I probably shouldn’t have been listening to, and immediately thought this has to be written down. I was hoping it would help me understand what was actually said, but it didn’t. I still can’t see this as a good thing. In Order There was a brief pause. She…