Oh…How I Miss That Smell

Below is a story I wrote using nothing but dialogue. There are only three characters, and I couldn’t use them to describe their surroundings in any way. This was a fun exercise that made me think of creative ways to convey setting. “Hey Nate. I didn’t think I’d see you here today.” “Oh, hi Dick!... Continue Reading →

My Circus Talent

I had spent my entire childhood trying to accomplish a dream: work in the circus. I fell in the love with it the first time I heard the creepy music and saw the ringmaster with his dazzling hat introduce a sword swallower. There was one thing missing from the performance, though. So at age seven,... Continue Reading →

Parquet Floors to the Past

I wake up, surprised to find myself on the floor at the entrance to my grandma’s house. Excited to be home, though, I dust myself off and follow the parquet floors up three steps to the kitchen. “Mom?” She isn’t in her chair by the window, coloring with her favorite set of colored pencils, or... Continue Reading →

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