Flash Fiction, tutto e niente

Un’altra notte rossa

All around me, conversations swell. I understand little but instead of seeming cacophonous, the words soothe. They distract from my reality until the prosecco dulls the pain.     Then the old woman who runs the osteria stands over me, “Ciligie”? Seeing the cherries shakes me from my stupor. She continues, “Devi rimanere per La Notte… Continue reading Un’altra notte rossa

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

Pure Haiku Featured Writer (2-4)

Please don’t let my tardiness be mistaken for diminished gratitude! It’s just been a chaotic week. Thank you so much to Freya for the opportunity and Elisa Ang for choosing me as Unfurling’s Featured Writer. I’m still gobsmacked by your choice! Also thanks to #WritePhoto for a perfect photo inspiration to illustrate my gratitude and to Alethea… Continue reading Pure Haiku Featured Writer (2-4)

Flash Fiction, tutto e niente

For the Best

Molly watched and wondered. Mama always told her it was for the best. They weren’t really captives. It was for protection. They’d hurt themselves or others if they were free. But still, Molly wondered. Were they happy? Sad? Were they envious? Did they know they weren’t free? Or was mama right and they didn’t even… Continue reading For the Best