Contest Entries, Drama, Family, Literary Fiction

Delicious (Flash Fiction)

Have we reached the point where something can be vintage-Covid? Eight months in, I think so. This piece (which is absolutely fiction, although heavily influenced by life) hits that summer 2020 note. Written for a comp in which it didn’t place, and I don’t have anywhere else to submit it, so sharing it here. [500 words] *** Five toes. I…

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Family, Travel, WIP

Procrastination in Paris

Picture it with me, won’t you? A cafe table on a pedestrian-rich sidewalk, a minor capillary in the city’s bursting circulatory system. The street is quiet yet bustling, shaded from the summer heat by the long shadows cast from buildings that have been there for centuries, each facade so jaw-dropping in its ornate whitewashed glory that they all seem to…

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Family, Travel, WIP

Go West

My kids were on spring break last week. I would like to say we went on vacation, but really it was a trip: four hours on a plane to my hometown near Seattle for a family visit. I have loads of relatives that still live there, and while we weren’t exactly sipping margaritas on a tropical beach, we did have…

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