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A Darker Shade of Black

This piece is my response to today’s Flashback Track, A Whiter Shade of Pale. Join me in penning a piece that brings out a new shade. The heaviness of CJ’s outfit matches the darkness of her soul. Jet black bangs hang too far in front of her face. Her rants shine brighter in pitch blackness. […]

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Letting It Go

Eight stories above the urban garden Midge used her binoculars to try and discern individuals she knew. Black shadows blurred like leaves on urban flowers planted in rows directly below. This is where his watch said he’d be. Two pm. A special lunch. So similar to their first meeting at a different urban garden. As […]

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Story Time Sunday #3

Happy Story Time Sunday! Today, I’m delighted to share a flash story called, “A True Definition of Love.” I’m very inspired by art, and I wrote this piece from the artwork you will see mid-story. All feedback is most welcome. Enjoy! Right after you snapped this shot, I made the decision to grow old. This […]

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Bold as A Lion

Five hours climbing the dunes, still, I remain determined that this sand will not be my sepulchre. I hold my breath as the kissing camels come into view, flanked by red flags, fluttering faster than my heartbeats. Months of letters, crippled by heat, our secret words traveling miles. The waiting finally over. One more steep […]

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Deciduous Decision

Ears perked when bunny heard the hullabaloo. Standing by the edge of the deciduous forest, hops from the burrow hole, a fortissimo crescendo flared-up. Had a white bellbird moved into a neighboring tree? Bunny turned. A fluttering aria rose over the calm twill, punctuating the easy flow of woodland morning conversation. No, this was no […]

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Divine Timbre

She’d done what the voice asked. Polished her white tennis shoes and worn them atop white socks without any markings. Tucked in the back of her winter closet was one white dress, a thin braid of lace upon the sleeve. Daddy didn’t like extravagance and only allowed her to buy it after she’d promised to […]

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Sovereign Fool

He left his shoes on, determined to the let sun kiss every inch before he made his final decision. The breeze felt so much like a constant caress he found himself aroused by air. Lost somewhere above the clouds, he’d finally found it: the throne he had searched for his whole life. Crafted from cold […]

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Just Left There to Float

They tore down Trump’s wall to build it,” my grandfather scratched his nose, white from a thick layer of zinc. He pointed at the graffiti defacing the side of the vessel, now permanently moored in our backyard. “Couldn’t someone recently tatt’ed the boat?” I saw familiar lettering on the arms of the boys at school. […]

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