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Short Story: The Palm Grotto

I don’t understand this – I’m nothing like that. Then I look at this thing; that I have become, and I see that it’s  1,444 more words


Flash Retrospective - Part V

This next photo would have been a good match for the last story in my retrospective . . . except this is an abandoned sugar processing plant, and not an old barn. 5,303 more words

Writing Stuff

Throwing Some Shapes

Don’t worry this isn’t an article about my embarrassing dance-floor antics, I’m talking about giving shape to our stories, and the patterns we create inside them. 367 more words

Creative Writing

137 Words - The Truth (4)

The volume of his voice is just a notch above a whisper when he speaks.
“Tell me the truth, James. I won’t be, won’t allow myself to be, affected by it. 106 more words

Short Stories

Drowning. A Flash Playscript.

Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else. Today’s twist: write your post in the form of a dialogue. 753 more words


'The Tall Men' by William Faulkner

The Tall Men by William Faulkner, 1941

The magic trick:

The long monologue the old deputy marshal breaks into midway through the story

It is but a mere passing comment early in the story, but the deputy’s admonishment of the young inspector – “… I been trying to tell you something for you not to forget. 289 more words