October 12: Flash Fiction Challenge

October 12: Flash Fiction Challenge

Water so blue; sand so red. I sway, not sure I can stand, but I feel a desperate need to keep my remaining dog joyful. Grief is never a straight path, and one curve turns us to the pain of loss and the other to the fear of it. Bobo has a leaking heart valve, a healed...
A Prickly Season

A Prickly Season

When politics feel like a poke in the eye, we know it’s a prickly season. People, situations and nature can all inspire prickliness, too. This week writers take a jab at prickly stories. They are gathered here to remind us about life’s pokes and pricks....
September 28: Flash Fiction Challenge

September 28: Flash Fiction Challenge

A small child with arms stretched upwards expects to be scooped up by a loving carer. What does the saguaro cactus expect? Standing tall across the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona and western Mexico, an army of these cacti giants reach toward a blue sky. They can...