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 […]…

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…

April Reading List

Hey Everyone! I don’t know if any of you have noticed yet, but I updated my March Reading List. Every month, I’m going to showcase what I’m reading and what I think you all will benefit from. Each book I have listed in the April Reading List are books I’ve read in class or on…

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…

The Code

I wrote this after reading War and Peace at work today. I already forget the context, but there was a mention of the Codex Justinianus, which, I believe, was a part of the Roman law, which needed to be updated. The law was a significant part of Rome’s success, and is what makes our country…

The Doctor

I’m not entirely sure how I came up with this story. I’ve been sitting on it for a while. I had to do a lot of rearranging to get it to come out the way it did. If I had to guess what this was about, I think the main goal for this one was…