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Short Short Story about Sounds
We're holding on to the sounds of the day, a train whistle and loons diving under the surface of the deep glacial lakes and ice cracking underfoot. i can feel the sharp sour smell of cheap makeup from the dollar tree around the sudden splash of a muskrat slipping into a stream. my dress wrapped around my legs when the wind took the street and a sheltering home inside away from me. And afterwards all the sound i could hear was your voice telling me to try, just try once. but there's a lot you don't know about, sounds and screams and threats and the words you never hear, so I'll hold on to the sounds of a day like this, when no one sees me but the ravens gently playing in the parking lot.
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Short Short Story about Work 3
I found out who I was working as a dishwasher for 7.35 an hour. I had to surround myself with noise, shouting and the busy nature of work getting done. No doubt or time to think or be anything but a pair of hands, chapped and scratched by hot water and bleach and steel wool. Take a break only to rush out to bus tables and guiltily steal a bite of dry toast and a pat of butter. Work till almost collapsing, work with a fury to keep the inside from getting outside. Then out of the restaurant to where February rain has made the whole parking lot into sheets and curtains of ice. Fighting to break through the frozen lock of an old car, in sunlight, sleet, snow and wind and exhaustion. One little moment of misery and pain and finally, clarity.
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Short Short Story about Work 2
There were always bruises on your knees. When I came home from work with sweat slick in my hair and a grease burn running the length of my arm from my wrist to my elbow, I lay down on the kitchen floor and watched the brick red and white tiles while you scrubbed dishes above me without a word. Knees worn thin, floor wearing thin, and patience long gone. I wanted to tear the bruises out of you, to break the exhaustion inside of you, to... and I slept in my clothes with lancing pains in my arm as i waited for you to come home from work in the morning so I could go back to work remembering the bruises on your knees and the learn only words we had left.
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Short Short Story about Stars
What makes familiar things strange? I was lying on my back in the sand by Lake Superior, where I saw more stars than I ever have in my life. Where is Cassiopeia, Perseus, Cygnus? Too many stars to even begin to distinguish a familiar shape in all of that light. Every minute my sister saw a new meteor, and my two nephews shouted in excitement. Every star could have been a galaxy on that new late summer night, the first night in history. We named constellations for hours, and we woke up to discover the world.
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An Insect Says Hello by amazingturtles An Insect Says Hello :iconamazingturtles:amazingturtles 2 0
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Short Short Story about Work
I thought about prayer today, while I cut up a whole green cabbage for dinner. Knife
angled down to where it slides through the leaves in one smooth motion, making halves
and quarters and eighths. Sliced the roots out and set them aside for stock, and I
thanked god for the blessing of a good sharp knife. Your dog is old old and blind and
deaf, but alive and still hopeful, and I watched her shuffle her nose over the dirty
tiles of the kitchen floor. I thought about my grandfather praying for work in the
stories my mother used to tell me when she cooked. Carrots, potatoes, onion and cabbage
go into cold salted water, roots and wilted leaves and stems for stock or for the dog.
That morning I had a future and a plan and a full list for the grocery store, and then
that morning I called the hiring manager. Now it's the evening, and I need to talk to my
mother somehow, and ask her to tell me how that story ended.
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Short Short Story about Driving
There was the road, and the blue and white thunderclouds rolling over the lake. There were deerflies crowding my car window on a long slow drive through the wildlife preserve, their orange wings glowing in the slanted evening sun. There was the longest drive from one end of our state to the other, talking over hot bad black tea and the steam of cardboard wrapped pumpkin pies, from our old home to a new dream. There were memories of days and weeks lost in the threat of fear and the loss of security and home. There were so many words and stories we need to remember again, we need to find them again together, if I can just find you.
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Short Short Story about 1995
There's a lot that God doesn't see in the fall of a sparrow. Summer in 1995 was a long memory of dry skin and evenings reading the Two Towers. Red haze and yellowed clouds in the sky while walking hand in hand with my sisters through a hospital parking lot in Detroit. No writer has ever managed to do justice to an evening in a person's life, and biography is the only perfect form of failure. The summer of 1995 was one evening long, and no one saw everything that happened that evening. God sees the little sparrow fall, but he'll never see where it stops.
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So as it turns out the trouble with writing flash fiction is that... it's short. As in, i tried collecting about 5 years of stories into one document and it came out at twenty pages. Which felt demoralizing for some reason?

I like stories that are short bursts of emotion or moments in time, so the length I write suits me just fine, but I did expect there to be a little more. Ah well.
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You're welcome, it's an amazing view!
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Thanks :)
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grato pelo fav
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you're welcome
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You're welcome!
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