Welcome to another new feature on the blog: "In a Flash". These blog posts will feature an image, and a flash fiction written in response to that image. Today's piece is called "Curtain Call".
The first time I realized my wife was a true writer was July ’12. We were living in Houston, she was 6 months pregnant with our second daughter and we had just moved into a new house: a three bedroom, two story with a lime tree and koi fish pond in the backyard.
Here is an excerpt from my latest piece of writing, a short story titled: "Summer Blossoms". One of my best memories from our summer in Lansing was the jar of caterpillars. There were fat caterpillars, fuzzy caterpillars, and some that looked like cross-bred bumblebees. My favorite caterpillar was black on both ends, but burnt orange in… Continue reading Snippet: Summer Blossoms
We all have them in our lives. Lurking in the shadows, ready to pounce at a moment's notice. They smile, they laugh. They seem happy. They are the joy thieves. They might be seemingly well-intentioned folks, but with an uncanny knack to suck the joy out of any potentially joyous occasion. This is probably nothing new, I'm… Continue reading Beware of the Joy Thieves
Our third and final honeymoon stop was the beautiful and classic Amelia Island. We'd never even heard of Amelia Island prior to booking the trip. I think I found it listed on some "most beautiful places in the something something" lists on Google. Luckily, the random Google search was 100% correct. The location was perfect:… Continue reading Seen & Heard: Honeymoon Edition (Part 3)