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I grew up on Ficlets. There, the writer inside me had a home. I'm a teacher now, and a 4th grader who reminds me so much of myself asked, "Why don't you share your writing with us?" So, I come tentatively, searching for a place to stretch my writing muscles again.

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There's a joy in anticipation, you know? In already composing the email response you're hoping for …

Published 5 years ago.

Cookie Jar

Mom left for work. Sienna rode her bike to band practice. Me alone, left to read my book, do the di…

Published 5 years ago.

My Body - Promise Ring Flashback 2 (Everett)

I don't remember everything about how it happened. I do remember waking up. I remember that abject t…

Published 5 years ago.

The Cave - Promise Ring Flashback (Sasha)

"Everett!" He was going to be the death of me, but not before he was the death of himself. "Everett,…

Published 5 years ago.

Breadcrumbs--Promise Ring 5 (Everett)

Sasha. Man, I'd completely wrecked her night. Go figure.

I pounded the steering wheel, trying to bl…

Published 5 years ago.

She was a Black Hole

I kept her at the periphery of my life, all too aware of the danger. She was a black hole, and if I …

Published 5 years ago.

The Past

I bury him in a shoebox at 4:15. I scrape at the ground in the shadow of the fire escape with the s…

Published 5 years ago.

To Be Your Muse

What do I want?

It took you 8 years, but you happened upon the one question I can't answer truthful…

Published 6 years ago.

Curiouser and Curiouser

Dear Colin,

Help. I can't seem to escape from stories.

I swam through ours last night, poring over…

Published 6 years ago.

The Coffee Shop

John liked coffee shops. They were places to focus, to drown himself in business and caffeine. Excep…

Published 6 years ago.

His Eyes

There was something about his eyes. Not dreamy or wistful. Not deep and romantic, or glassy and va…

Published 6 years ago.

Eleanor's Dare

It's one of those mornings--an anything-is-better-than-pretending-to-sleep-while-I-actually-just-wor…

Published 6 years ago.

Ms. Nolan

Ms. Nolan, my English teacher, asked me to stay after class.

It'd been 30 days since David died.


Published 6 years ago.

A Lost Boy

Three weeks ago, my brother died. Three weeks ago, I stopped raising my hand in class. Three weeks…

Published 6 years ago.

Forty Percent Lightning Bolts

"The average human being is about 40 percent mitochondria by biomass," you said. "Mitochondria are w…

Published 7 years ago.


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