Flash Fiction, tutto e niente

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Jessie tried (unsuccessfully) to keep her expression neutral, but the cottage was perfect! Exactly as advertised. Exposed brick. Plank floors. Fireplaces. A patio for morning coffee and afternoon wine. “So what do you think?” “It seems nice but …” She scrambled for some price-reducing flaws. “… but what’s with all the garlic?” “Seller quirk. Easy… Continue reading Welcome to the Neighborhood

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

9 – 7 (Pure Haiku-Dancing Goddess II)

Thanks once again to Freya for choosing one of my haiku for her Dancing Goddess challenge.


seeking clarity

she transcends earth’s gravity

free in her mind’s eye

© Tina Stewart Brakebill 2020

Creating haiku feeds my soul but I also love to write short fiction, mini travel logs, and history pieces.

This haiku is part of our Dancing Goddess theme.

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Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

swirling hope

as the colors swirl we contemplate the morrow upwelling with hope Photo credit to Ian Dooley-Unsplash Trying the positivity thing again! Thanks to Ronovan Writes for the challenging haiku words: morrow and surge. (I subbed in upwelling for surge.) And thanks to Sadje's WDYS Challenge for a truly hopeful photo inspiration.

Flash Fiction, tutto e niente


Nothing could have prepared Sue for the surge. She had always known she was different but this …. This was more than different. This was some freak level stuff. She could feel the agitated hum of the crowd as they realized something wasn’t right. And then a shift. Subtle at first. Agitation turning into fear.… Continue reading Nothing