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Flash Fiction: Unraveling

Unraveling She was twenty-nine, broken-up-with, and sitting in a kayak in the middle of a moonlit lake. A ball of blue yarn distorted itself into an egg shape between her knees. The double-bladed paddle resting crosswise on the sides of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shadow Run

My Goodreads rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars. In their new YA novel Shadow Run, authors AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller combine popular science fiction tropes with original elements and characters, pulling readers along on a fast-paced romp through space. … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: Dunes and Antlers

Well, that little break from blogging lasted longer than I meant it to! I was only going to take a week off for a beach trip, but then I got caught up in a whirlwind of job applications, work schedule … Continue reading

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I’m Still a Story Snob

For the past few weeks, I’ve been reading a lot of short stories, mostly of the speculative fiction variety. I’m researching, trying to find out what makes these stories steam along the tracks so I can put the same principles … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: The Ardent Captain

Here’s a new story! Even though I’m calling it flash fiction, it’s really more of a very short short-story, since it’s over 1,000 words long. As always, compliments and critiques are equally appreciated! 🙂 The Ardent Captain Captain Nathaniel Bennett … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: Float like a Pufferfish, Sing like a Siren

Hello, all! Here is another flash fiction piece for your reading pleasure. Like the last flash I posted, this piece is mostly unedited as far as story content goes. If you have constructive criticism to offer, please feel free to comment! … Continue reading

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Imagining Dad

My Dad is a very organized and thorough person—both by personality and in his work. If he has a free Saturday and doesn’t have plans to go spend it outdoors, he passes the day organizing the garage. Or vacuuming the … Continue reading

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