Priorities

It’s been a while — again — since I’ve last written anything. Life has been extremely different lately since I’ve moved to Queens. It’s not that I don’t have the time to write, but the time I have to spend writing ends up going towards something more productive to make the day-to-day life easier. I…

It Was Her Fault

I had absolutely no idea what this would turn into when I started writing, which seems to be the case for a lot of my fiction. I’m currently reading There There by Tommy Orange and read a scene about one of the characters going through a Native American ritual. Throughout the book, they talk about how…

Swallowed Whole

Hey Happy New Year, you guys! I hope you all celebrated safely and with all your loved ones. I wanted to start 2019 with a flash fiction piece because it felt fitting for what I want to accomplish this year. I’d love to know what your writing goals for 2019 are, so don’t hesitate to…

Testing Fate

I hope you all enjoyed the holidays! My life has been crazy recently, so I’ve had to put the blog on hold for a little while. I’m in the process of moving into my first apartment with my girlfriend and it’s been quite the experience. We found a great place in Astoria that looks exactly…

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 […]…