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Flash Fiction Faction: Wahmenitu’s Song

Wahmenitu is in the river. In the sea. In the rain. In the water you drink. She sat in the grass, Wahmenitu rippling past. She began to experience the physical world with intense, heightened perception; this new skin has never touched such things. The slender, green leaves beneath her palms are rubbery, and each blade … Continue reading

Haiku Bombers: Five Senses

***SIGHT*** I’ve seen ugliness in glorious perfection. Don’t make me see you. ***TASTE*** Bittersweet is the ovoid fruit, plump for dream birds. But you must beware. ***TOUCH*** Peeled grapes in water always felt like witches eyes on Halloween night. ***SMELL*** Cat, you stink so much. I think its the food you eat. Crack a window, … Continue reading

The Most Valuable Word with A.M. Murphy

The Most Valuable Word I was an adult before I understood what bad writing was. I knew when I liked a story, of course, but I couldn’t tell if it was really bad or good. Worse, I worried that I was guilty of bad writing myself. I was afraid I’d show a manuscript to someone … Continue reading

Believable Make-Believe with Cara Michaels

In this series of guest posts, I’ve been honored to bring to you writers who I hope have been able to bring insight into various processes for creating fiction. But what about creating convincing fiction? I’m pleased to introduce Cara Michaels to address this issue–research. How much do you need for your story to breathe, … Continue reading

4/8/2012 Flash Fiction Faction Prompt

A young girl is playing in her bedroom when she hears her mother call to her from the kitchen, so she runs downstairs to meet her mother. As she’s running through the hallway, the door to the cupboard under the stairs opens, and a hand reaches out and pulls her in. It’s her mother. She … Continue reading