Tag Archive | flash fiction

Blue in Green

Standing in an open, colorless field, I looked out onto the horizon and saw three skinny funnel clouds dip down from the grey sky. They danced around, taunting the few people who were scattered about, seeking cover to avoid Oya’s wrath. A fourth funnel – a brown dust devil – touched ground and shifted into […]

Go to the River (unfinished)

I stood at the river bank and envied the water. Despite the scattering of debris left by my careless fellow humans, the water flowed, disturbed yet determined. Twisting, turning. Making paths around, over and through plastic water bottles, lost toys and a used condom. I longed to be like the river, to keep to my […]

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“I’d expect more out of someone who was pre-med. You should wash your hands.” She licked her fingers, smacking loudly as she pulled each one from her mouth. “I told you not to expect anything from me.” “Don’t you have to live up to some Hippocratic oath of cleanliness?” She waved me away as she pushed […]

Let’s Have Brunch

i sat across the table from them in the overpriced restaurant. the woman that i loved, and her brand new lover. i watched them. listened as they dove into open-ended questions meant for the discovery phase of a new connection. sipped my cucumber water as they flirted in hushed tones. what was i doing here? […]

Morning Ritual

Just as Talise was about to surrender to the faceless, melanin-heavy woman poised to enter her, the morning alarm snatched her into consciousness. Wet, slightly irritable and fully awake, she grabbed her phone and quieted the alarm, resisting the temptation to throw it across the room. Instead, she checked for missed late night messages, phone calls, […]

Telephone

When the phone rang at midnight I knew not to answer it. I promised myself I would never go back there. It took so long for me to stop craving her voice, her touch, the way she looked at me. I was finally over her. But God, did I miss her. And it was like […]