I love being under water. The weightlessness. All sounds fade away. My entire body is being touched all at once by the softness of the water. It’s such a strange feeling because when you are fully submerged, you don’t feel wet. It’s just comfort, like a warm cozy blanket. The few seconds of time that … More Silence
Joe works for the CIA. He works in a cubicle with hundreds of other neckties. They work the daily shuffle of papers, the usual spying on foreign leaders, and currently, the Watergate mess that was about to embarrass the lot of them. These men started early and stayed late. There was little time for sleep … More How Coffee Became a Morning Addiction (A creation myth.)
My neighborhood block has untold stories. Maybe this was really one of them… We were probably going to have to cut it down. The roots were pushing up the land and making it difficult to cultivate. My father said it would make for good firewood in the winter, but he knew my connection and would … More The Oak Tree (Blog Your Block Writing Challenge)
Creating a setting from a different time or place that is unfamiliar to me, is not called a challenge for nothin’. Here goes somethin’… I was moving slow today. Actually, everything seemed to be in slow motion. I felt a hyper-awareness to my surroundings. While walking to the diner, I was aware of each foot … More The Wait. (Weekly Writing Challenge: The Setting’s the Thing)
Flash Fiction Writing Challenge: I sat at the table in our small hallway of a kitchen. It’s the kind of table you’d find in a dusty diner somewhere off Highway 50. A place time had long forgotten. I was lost in thought for what seemed like hours until my eyes decided to focus across the … More A key, a whistle and a Post-it.
I am surrounded. People of all shapes and sizes are pointed at me like beams of light. The lights bend only slightly when they reach me and then continue, as if they never felt the glitch. I am making my way up some famous street near Times Square. It is almost dark now and the … More The free ticket. (Time Machine Challenge)