Tag: 2021-Flash-02

Musing

Musing

For Sale… one muse. Best offer. The advertisement in the window caught my attention as I procrastinated after shopping, knowing I should be home finishing my story if I were to meet the competition deadline, but filled with sabotaging self-doubt. Perhaps I needed a new muse. My old one had served me well, providing excellent […]

Inspirare

Inspirare

There once were two brothers living and toiling the fields together. One night Spirit came to their house and breathed Creative Genius into the younger brother’s nostrils.And a powerful longing took root within that brother. He became quiet and absentminded and was no longer satisfied with walking behind their oxen, eating potatoes and sleeping.His brother […]

Bedside Starlight

Bedside Starlight

Ada sat under the stars, writing by moonlight, finding inspiration where she always did.  A loud voice interrupted her furious, searching thoughts, “Ada! I gotta go, please come inside?” She sighed and glanced at the stars one more time, hoping the ancient light would bring comfort until next time. She walked into the house as […]

Song of the Forest

Song of the Forest

“I’m running away, you can’t stop me!” Scilla pouted, storming toward the back door. Her mother sighed the way only mothers do. “I’ll see you for dinner, then!” Scilla huffed, giving the door a forceful slam to punctuate her displeasure. How dare she not take her seriously? The ground was muddy from the recent rain […]

Why We Write

Why We Write

Luis stared at the blank Word document before him and dreamed of what he used to write about: his childhood, his relationship, his spirituality. He has written a personal essay about his grandfather that made his best friend cry. He has bared his soul to his readers, has even made a poem about engineering, his […]

Field Of Dreams

Field Of Dreams

They say that as they age, beautiful, yellow dandelions become white and wispy so the wind can carry their souls. But all I see is magic, wishes and dreams. Hopes, aspirations and inspiration. I don’t see a field of weeds, only a field of wishes waiting to be carried away to faraway places. These seeds […]

Security

Security

A man pulls a glossy booklet from its wrapper two seats down my row. My scowl over his crinkly inconsideration goes unnoticed. He is looking at one of the jumbotrons with its subtitles appearing in delayed and faulty blocks of text. But I didn’t travel 893 miles and spend a thousand dollars to watch our […]

Lovely Forms

Lovely Forms

Black and white. He likes to sleep at the bottom of my huge double bed. I begin to move my legs slowly, trying not to disturb him. I’m almost good, I just have to put on my warm bathrobe. The floor is a little bit cold and I can’t find my slippers. He likes to […]

Handful Stories

Handful Stories

As I walked by my mother’s side with childish steps I always held in my hands a small portion of all we garnered in our farm and in the market. When we bought tomatoes at the stalls, my mother always let me choose the first one and hold it in my hand. Whenever she carried […]

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