Flash Fiction, tutto e niente

A Fish

Swinging her legs over the cliff’s edge, she can’t deny that the view is spectacular. But even this vista reminds her that it’s hopeless. The blue sky was only temporary. Already it was fading into the flat gray water. Soon enough the sky will darken. Night will fall. The glow never lasts. The dice turn… Continue reading A Fish

Flash Fiction, tutto e niente

Today’s Home School

I already learned about fractions. Like half a dollar is 50 cents? No. One slice is one quarter of a pie? No.   “Thanks to Hamilton our cabinet’s fractured into factions … breaking down like fractions.” History: check. Thanks Broadway.    Thanks to  Sammi's Challenge to use FACTION in a 39 words story and to… Continue reading Today’s Home School

Flash Fiction, Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

quixotic musings

Am I a dreamer? Still full of hope as I yearn.       Or am I a clown? Yes, says the face in the glass with your destiny foretold.   Image courtesy of Forgottenx at DeviantArt I’m not sure that this piece fits perfectly into any of the challenges that inspired me today. So apologies if… Continue reading quixotic musings

Flash Fiction, History, tutto e niente

Love & the Big Top

I was only supposed to wrangle until it was time to head off to school. But then I met Evetta. What can I tell ya? You can’t beat love inside the three rings. Thanks to Sammi's Challenge to use the word WRANGLE in a 33 word story and to Linda's SoCS Challenge to use the word RING.… Continue reading Love & the Big Top

Flash Fiction, tutto e niente

No! Mad!

Smoke. Strong coffee. The sweet grassy smell of evaporating dew. Birds singing as the sun rose. That delicious sense of freedom. And quiet. Not knowing where she’d be tomorrow. Relishing her role as momma’s “little nomad.”   A tiny but furious voice interrupted her reverie. “No! Mad!” Shaking off the past, she turned to now.… Continue reading No! Mad!

Flash Fiction, Random Rants, tutto e niente

Great Cheeks!

Today, I offer a “tongue in cheek” look behind the scenes of my budding career as a sculptor.* “Is that your first sculpture?” He asked. That’s a bit of a cheeky question, I thought before replying: “Yes. Hard to believe, isn’t it? It’s so life-like. And look at those cheek bones!” “Erm … yes. They… Continue reading Great Cheeks!

Flash Fiction, tutto e niente

talking to the monkey in the mirror

Quit staring at me! You’re starting to give me a complex! Don’t blame me if people are looking at you. What do you expect!? I expect people to mind their own damn business! But seriously Sue, what’s with the monkey face? These 41 words of sheer fictional genius (ha ha) were inspired by Sammi's Scribbles challenge… Continue reading talking to the monkey in the mirror

Flash Fiction, tutto e niente

The Ear Worm

Wow. The line is out the door. I guess dying young will do that. Everyone you know is still alive.   At least it’s not raining.   Finally. Through the door! Damn. It’s like the line for Space Mountain. At least there’s music. Hmmm? What’s that song?   What a Wonderful Life.   That’s perfect.… Continue reading The Ear Worm