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“Yessenia’s Turbine”

Yessenia’s Turbine First I’m building the turbine, and then the wings and then the plane. It already has a name, the whole plane: Mexicano II. I’m building the turbine first and I’ll paint it green because that’s what color Mexicano … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “Pancakes and Beer”

Pancakes and Beer I want to beat my dad up but I can’t because he’ll ground me. There has to be a way to beat up my dad. Oh. I move the kitchen chair so I can step up and … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “Candles”

Candles Mass was over and Father Whipp had a five-minute window to eat his birthday cake (if he didn’t want anyone knowing about it). Father David, who presided over the afternoon service, would soon arrive through the big doors in … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “Bigger Brother”

Bigger Brother The man led his son off the field and knelt down in the dry grass to speak to him. Behind them the children continued their game of two-hand-touch in the swirling autumn breeze. He looked at his son … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “Rotterhalt”

Rotterhalt Judith went into the dark kitchen like a shellshocked cat and opened the grumbling Rotterhalt refrigerator. The door squeaked wide and a heap of cold air chilled her glowing face and neck. A bright, clean display of perfectly organized … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “The Horizon Dash”

The Horizon Dash Joe looked into the telescope to see across the plain of low yellow grass to the horizon where Feet Speedman was a wavering brown dot on the brink of going away. Joe had a sweat-smeared plastic stopwatch … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “Two Rings”

Two Rings He didn’t realize he had two wedding bands on his finger until after he’d already gotten into a conversation with firstWife about babies. Earlier, he’d slid the cool ring right up against the engraved one already there. He’d … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “Broke”

Broke Brent carried the fixed-up television under his arm and glanced up at grey sky. A frisky wind whipped through his short red hair. He could already feel moisture on his skin and now he could see shrinking skin smudges … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “Outside Bets”

Outside Bets As the five children standing around the homemade roulette table placed sweet treats down on the construction paper betting layout, Sam smiled to himself because he figured he’d be getting most of that candy. One of his friends … Continue reading

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150-Word Flash Fiction: Lead Balloon

I’ve recently been inspired by a fellow blogger to try flash-fiction on for size (specifically: the 150-words-or-less variety). I thought it was a great way to sneak some fiction into my blog without boring my readers to mutiny. I quickly … Continue reading

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