Like You perhaps you have forgotten or maybe never knew although we look quite different I’m very much like you I scream and dream and scheme like you I make mistakes and my heart breaks like you I hurt and work and smirk like you I cry and sigh and die like you please remember … Continue reading A Plea for Empathy
I want to write a poem because words are my refuge and I think others need shelter too but I cannot find the magic words that will soothe the world's pain or provide beauty and peace for everyone maybe, though, knowing someone feels anger and sadness and frustration, like you, will bring you some small … Continue reading Safe space
The goal was to write a story in 200 words or fewer. This clocks in at 199... More Time I knew from day one that I wanted to go first. I couldn’t imagine leaving my wife, my love. Never did I imagine it would happen this soon. I suppose everyone thinks that. But here I … Continue reading 200 words
For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn. I don’t know if it’s true that Ernest Hemingway won a bet by writing, and consequently inventing, the six-word story. Reports vary. But since my fiction writing leans to the short side, six words comprising a complete story holds a charm I can’t deny. I’ve played with the genre … Continue reading Vignettes, anyone?
The car spluttered, choked, and died. She coasted to the shoulder. Of course this would be the day she had car trouble. Everything hinged on the meeting, and Evelyn had hoped to arrive early, refreshed and, at least outwardly, calm. But as the other cars drove past her, drivers honking their horns in disgust, she … Continue reading Car Trouble