December 18  •  Favorites, Poetry

Driving Down the Coastal Highway

It had been like departing, that driving down the coastal highway.It had been like the end of a relationship, surreal, that driving down ...

December 3  •  Favorites, Poetry

Far Down the River of Darkness

Poem: In darkness, far down the river of darkness, when darkness doesn’t shimmer like a mirror pierced by life, when there is no head, or body, or...

November 20  •  Favorites, Poetry

Beyond the Smoke of Monte Carlo Night

Memories (and poems) are like smoke—try to grab them and they slip away. But like smoke, they linger for years, long after you've forgotten how...

November 8  •  Favorites, Fiction, Flash Fiction

On a Country Road in a Blizzard

This flash fiction piece explores the desperation of being stranded (in this case, along a country road in a blizzard), and what we are capable of...

November 4  •  Favorites, Fiction, Flash Fiction

My Destiny Finds Me On Its Own Terms

My destiny (or fate or kismet ... whatever word I use to describe it) comes on its own terms, often finding me when I am most unprepared.

October 29  •  Favorites, Fiction, Flash Fiction

And We All Danced in the Laboratory Sometimes

Here's what I know: at some point I worked in a laboratory, with a unicycle, and alongside people worthy of a story. Here is a piece of that pie...

October 18  •  Favorites, Fiction, Flash Fiction

Thankful to Be Making Music

"Backing down, thankful to be making music, Orange picked up her drum sticks ..." Flash fiction excerpt that deals with relationships, death, and...

October 9  •  Favorites, Fiction, Flash Fiction

We All Move On Sometime

If you want to move on from your writing habits, try using writing exercises to create flash fiction, in this case an excerpt about moving...

October 4  •  Favorites, Fiction, Flash Fiction

In the Workshop

In the workshop, colorful wires snaked in every direction. Bent over the bench and talking to himself, Mr. Wojnicz pulled on his magnifying...