Raw Literature: Tell Your Story

Raw Literature: Tell Your Story

By D. Avery This past weekend I took time away from my regular work to peddle my written wares under the local author’s tent at the Nantucket Book Fest. This was my first time attending, and I was glad for the opportunity and exposure. If you’re wondering, I didn’t...
Cora Kingston

Cora Kingston

Cora Kingston left behind an enigmatic memorial in a miner’s graveyard along the coast of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Carved in marble, the stone proclaims: “Erected by Cora Kingston In Loving remembrance of her dearest friend John Yendow Born May 31, 1867,...
August 9: Flash Fiction Challenge

August 9: Flash Fiction Challenge

Ed peers at me from behind the ferns. He’s caught between the darkness of the deep woods and the sunlight pouring through the opening in the trees. I’d like to think Ed is “Ed McMahon” with a Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstake check the size of a refrigerator door...
Fish Tales

Fish Tales

Did you hear about the one that got away? Perhaps the big fish tale is among the oldest ever told. But there’s plenty of fish tales swimming in the sea, rippling the waters of ponds and creeks around the world. Writers hauled in the catch this week, hooking...
Wise Words

Wise Words

Half a century seems to carry the weight of wisdom. Yet, wise words can come from any age or background, and growing older doesn’t guarantee growing wiser. This week, writers were asked to contribute wise words through the literary vehicle of flash fiction. As...
Thieves!

Thieves!

As a victim of theft, one feels violated. Yet, often the thief is vulnerable. Nonetheless, thievery has proven to be a rich topic for writers who have explored motives and related subjects. We discover time is a thief and so are adorable dogs. Steal a few moments to...
Flash Fiction: September 30

Flash Fiction: September 30

The Wolf Ranch is getting a pig delivered tonight. While it might not seem like a significant event, dinner hinges upon it. Through a series of fortunate circumstances, the Hub and I drove 16 hours from northern Idaho to northern Nevada to pick up a truck and attend...
Love is Everywhere

Love is Everywhere

If you look closely at the cupped cosmo blossom, you’ll see winged-cupid in the form of a bee, caressing the heart of the flower. If you look around, you’ll see that love is everywhere. Writers pierced the heart of this topic like knights of old on a...
August 5: Flash Fiction Challenge

August 5: Flash Fiction Challenge

Dusk dims visibility along the three-mile stretch between Samuel’s and home. I’m watching a rising blue moon over the Cabinets to the east, feeling satisfied from a Friday night fish, chips and clams dinner at the gas station. Best food and fuel around....
Ripped From the Headlines

Ripped From the Headlines

No matter how remote, you can’t escape the news. In fact, the more remote a person was, back in frontier times in the US, the more a person craved news — word from home, thoughts on grain prices, titillating stories. The thrill of the news has grown with...