Short stories you can read while you wait for your coffee to brew, your bus to arrive, your commercial break to end. These are written during the half-hour free writes at my weekly writing group. Meant to be fun, silly, maybe even daring. Enjoy!
“What? You sad?” I quickly turned away from Brant’s patronizing tone, wiping the tears away with the back of my hand. “Well this will make you feel better.” I spun around to see him holding out two dirty, crinkled, sad dollar bills. “What the –” “Your tip,” he said, his lips curling up into anContinue reading “Fast Fiction: The Waitress”
“It’s happening,” cried Charlie. “It’s really happening.” “It’s not happening,” Emmalene said calmly. “You’re fine. We’re all fine.” But Charlie couldn’t hear her. He was too busy running over to the window. Too busy pressing his face to the glass. It was pitch black outside, but the window was cracked at the bottom, and theContinue reading “Fast Fiction: The End”
I lay on the carpeted floor of my living room, my feet up onto the couch cushion where a normal person would sit, and lazily fan myself with the Lamaze pamphlet. The window is wide open, bringing nothing but July humidity into the apartment, and the ceiling fan is spinning so fast it shakes. ItContinue reading “Fast Fiction: Call From the Past”