A Hot July Morning with a Cat #flashfiction

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A Hot July Morning with a Cat  (fragment from Native Landscapes)

She sat there for a while looking out at the courtyard below. All three buildings looked the same, worn gray with age and neglect.

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Z is for Zomp #atozchallenge #flashfiction

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A House with a Pool

“This house has a lovely outdoor pool,” said the woman dressed in a cardboard brown suit as she led Alice outside.

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U is for Ultramarine #atozchallenge #flashfiction

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The Ultramarine Letter

Even after months of yoga, I had problems with Halasana, plow pose, which was frustrating. Having attempted it successfully a few times in a row, I was sure I’d had it figured out. Then one day, I just couldn’t do it.

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N is for Neon #atozchallenge #flashfiction

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Night Walk

The streets were already dark save for some street lights. One flickered overhead as she passed. It’s orange flickering was unnerving. She held her breath and quickened her step. Being out alone at night was the hardest. Just a few blocks and she’d be there, she reminded herself. She focused on steady breathing and moving forward as quickly as possible.

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Family #flashfiction

Family • #flashfiction #shortreads #99words

“I was buying flowers from the flower sellers by Cloth Hall and noticed a girl sitting on a stool facing the Church. I approached to see what she was doing and there was Basia. Painting,” Milena said.  Read more

The Artist’s Holiday by the Sea • #flashfiction #shortreads #99words

The Artist’s Holiday by the Sea

“Marie, my paintbrushes.”

“For heaven’s sake, Edward, why don’t you gather your supplies before you start painting?!” Marie brings brushes. “I’m going for a swim.”

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The Boy #flashfiction #shortreads

The Boy • #flashfiction #shortreads #99words

The Boy

Until I met him, my life was filled with humiliation and loneliness. Imagine: Begging for scraps on the streets. Capture. Imprisonment. Oh, the noise, the chaos, the whimpering at night. A sad lonely affair.  Read more