There was a mouse in my motel room last night, evidenced by little pellets near the mini fridge. It apparently drank all of the little liquor bottles that were in there. I hope it enjoyed the sweet, cheap taste of Southern Comfort, because the clerk wouldn’t believe me, and I had to pay four times… Continue reading
This is a flash fiction story I wrote a few months ago for a contest, but never actually submitted. It had to be under 400 words, and came out to 398. So without further ado, I present: Dirt “What a disturbing way to start a story,” she says. I can see in her eyes that… Continue reading Dirt
(542 words) Songs in the Wind She always loved Sentimental Education, a novel from the 1800’s by Gustave Flaubert. It was because of this book that she had always wanted to visit Nogent-sur-Seine, the French village where the protagonist was born. It was because of her cancer that I was visiting it for her on… Continue reading Day 3 – Prompt #13 (Someone’s life takes on new meaning after they discover an unusual tree.)
(348 words) OS-CORE UNIT 027 REPORT PROJECT: U-19576-CZ SPECIES GH9X STUDY 10_15_2314 – DAY 737 I have now been observing GH9X for 163 days of this assignment. Signs of equal or greater intelligence exhibit themselves often, yet so many of their practices and traditions appear to be nonsensical in comparison. Communication was established at an… Continue reading Day 2 – Prompt #16 (“They had 48,000 gods in their mythology, and not one…”)
(393 words) Shoot I couldn’t quite process what it was that I was seeing. It was clear what I was not seeing, which was Ms. Stone in her grey Louis Vuitton pea coat. My usual instructions were on pause as I took in the image before me. Beyond the camera, Ms. Stone removed a small… Continue reading Day 1 – Prompt #19 (a light tent, an actress, two worlds)
I discovered a nice challenge here. I am going to attempt the flash fiction 30 day challenge in random order.