flash fiction

WHIP IT

Niall was in high school, older than us and he wore glasses that were octagonal and shaded so that you could just barely make out his eyes. His sister was young...

Tour Jets

Tickets were expensive. $50,000 for a seat on the jet that flew from Boston through a hologram of the World Trade Center in Manhattan. About half the passengers...

Happy Unicorn

I save the ribbed horn for last after the glowing tenderloins and flaky iridescent wings marinated in fairy juice. I take if off my plate and grip the eyeless m...

Gesture

Infinity drifting up, fading out, exhale: spaciousness. Light echoes through the cave. Darkness. A room with five lamps, three tall windows, emerald curtains gr...

The Thinker

This picture is influenced by Rodin’s sculpture, “The Thinker.” The figure in this oil-pastel picture, though, is much less defined, less realistic. Also, unlik...

Flash Fiction

Nowhere Good, Nowhere Fast The Dunns had placed a camera high up in their maple tree. It faced the Merrick’s yard. “But it doesn’t quite face it,” Mr. Merri...