In this installment of Awkward, Anxious, and Average, Jayla is overthinking her first date.
A night a whimsy turns end in blood, the only evidence a bullet hole and a lipstick stain. Based on an original 25-word short story.
“I would like the chicken fingers.” “I would like the chicken fingers, please.” “I would like…” “What are you doing?” Her voice broke my rehearsing. Why do I think out loud? For once, I will not overthink it, I am going to try and play it cool. “Hmm, […]
All I need to do is breathe. Breathe and clear my mind. Feet planted firmly on the ground? Check. Palms faced up, on my lap? Check. Great! Now, take a deep breath in and slowly exhale. Okay, you are doing it, Jayla. Just keep it up. Wait, you’re […]
You, sitting there drinking an iced latte with your friends. Me, thinking of what to say to you or how to even get your attention. I like your shirt, that’s one of my favorite shows, are you a fan? I also like my beverages cold, not with whip […]
How can you feel like your drowning without water? Depression is one way.
100-word microfiction in response to Masters of Writing Flash Fiction Challenge
100-word microfiction in response to Masters of Writing Flash Fiction Challenge)
Chase woke up to two missed calls and seven texts. They were all from his ex Logan, their breakup was fresh and she was devastated. “Plz talk to me” “U hurt me” “I love u” “I miss u” “I hate u” “Pick up!” “Check the door.” He scanned […]
“Sir, I am almost finished with the chapter on indigenous life and the confiscation of their land.” “Johnson, are you mad? We will not speak of such things! Throw it out, now!” “But, but isn’t it a part of American history?” “My boy, we make textbooks for the […]