T-Shirt by Pete Fanning

T-Shirt by Pete Fanning

The other day I was running errands, going about my business and sweating in the blaze of the midday sun when an older gentleman stopped and looked me over with a smile. “Good to see a fellow Owl.” “Oh,” I said, unsure if I’d heard him correctly. It wasn’t until I got...
July 2: Flash Fiction

July 2: Flash Fiction

A bee bobs over my stack of education — a Paperwhite Kindle in a tattered green case; a copy of Story Genius by Lisa Cron as worn as old summer flip-flops; a cheap plastic pencil box filled with colorful gel pens and peony-pink sticky notes; a folder full of...
Get Ready to Rodeo Like It’s 2019!

Get Ready to Rodeo Like It’s 2019!

The 2019 Flash Fiction Rodeo begins October 3 (TODAY!) and remains a free-to-enter series of contests. Here’s the contest schedule: Oct. 3 (11:59 pm EST): Modern Tall Tales (entries due Oct. 9, 11:59 pm EST) Oct. 10 (11:59 pm EST): Pro-Bull Mashup (entries due Oct....
August 15: Flash Fiction Challenge

August 15: Flash Fiction Challenge

Raspberries, plump, and red hang from canes my daughter planted. It’s my patch now, and I savor the connection. Reminders fill my home, memories of my daughter’s love for this grand old copper-mining house on Roberts Street. The walls she painted yellow,...
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...
February 28: Flash Fiction Challenge

February 28: Flash Fiction Challenge

But for the kindness of others, my car is unburied, and my accessibility to Carrot Ranch improved. The storms have not entirely passed. Last year, we received almost 60 more inches of snow before we called it good for flowers to burst forth from receding drifts in...
Raw Lit: From Mite to Might

Raw Lit: From Mite to Might

By D. Avery Their colors are those of Tibetan prayer flags, but these squares are not yet whispering in the wind. An unassuming plastic wrapped cube; they appear to be ordinary post-it notes. These are not ordinary post-it notes to be used for mundane purposes. This...