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…

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…

Our Tongue

I wrote this flash fiction piece after eavesdropping on a conversation. Sometimes when I’m stuck and I can’t think of anything to write, I listen to what people are saying and a hear a word or phrase that jumps out. Here, two people were talking about speaking to a salesman in his native language, as…

WSJ

This flash fiction piece was inspired by a Wall Street Journal paper on one of the desks at my job. Sometimes when I’m stuck, I pick an object in the room and turn it into a story. I wanted to know who left it, and then that turned into this piece. WSJ All of his…

Head Injury, Third Down, Hospital Bed

I know it’s been a couple days since I last posted, so I thought I’d get back in the groove with three hint fiction pieces. Normally, I’d separate them out because I’d want each story to stand alone; however, I like them together so that’s what you’ll get. If you don’t know what hint fiction…

In Her Honor

I don’t remember how I came up with this, but my best guess is my girlfriend showed me how her new nail polish looked and it sparked a story. I originally called this Nail Polish, but these stories always end up turning into something more serious, and I felt the title needed to reflect that….

The River

I really like how this one turned out. I was going to be selfish and keep it for myself, but I don’t want this blog to be filled with leftover stories. Before, I was struggling to come up with new ideas so I had to be a little selfish, but now that I’m back in…

Zeus

Funny story. I had another story lined up for today, and while I was adding to it, I realized I was really enjoying how it was coming out. I think, with a strong enough revision, it could be worthy enough of submission. I’m going to do just that, and if I don’t like how the…

Campfire

I had a very productive day at work, but not in the sense that you’d probably think. It was actually a very slow day, which ended up being great because I kept myself occupied by writing a small handful of flash fiction stories. I got a really nice notebook alongside my fountain pen for Christmas,…

Thirty-eight Years Later

This is a hint fiction piece inspired by a take a book, leave a book box near my job. I absolutely believe books are an escape from any kind of hardships in our lives, so I wanted this story to reflect that. Thirty-eight Years Later He lost everything after the divorce — except his books….