AwkAnxAvg 7: A Toast to the New Year

Knock, knock Is it still Monday? I was hoping to sleep until Wednesday. My room only lit by the screen saver of my laptop or the occasional update of my phone. Why I am awake? I set the agenda perfectly; I have both a comforter and a soft throw blanket. "What are you still doing [...]

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Flash Fiction: Happy Anniversary

Today is the day my sweet, your favorite day of the year! Jina sat up from her bed, stretching her arms and legs. She could not contain her excitement. Today was November 22nd, their anniversary; a day only filled with love, joy, and peaceful thoughts. Jina did something different every year for Semira; last year [...]

Flash Fiction: Gondola

The reflection of the lights danced around the swirling waters of Venice. Nightfall fell upon the floating city, the markets, water taxis, and ferries retired for the evening. A gentle breeze extinguished a lantern, that was the last moment Martina saw. Her key barely locked the door of their home when she felt a sharp [...]

AwkAnxAvg 6: Alarm Clock

"Hey, girl!" No, not again. "Psst, I know you hear me. Don't be like that!" "I am not opening my eyes, I refuse. Be gone!" "You're funny." This is the third night in a row. I just want to sleep. This little whisper in my ear is enough to make me stir and open my [...]

AwkAnxAvg 5: You Up?

"Hey" with three dots, an ellipses, what does that mean? Remember, we are learning not to panic. My fingers fumble as I prepare to respond back. Each text exchange feels like it's the first. I don't know why, maybe because I am not used to people wanting to chat with me. Those treacherous three dots [...]

AwkAnxAvg 4: Revelations

If you are not ruining things, you are completely halting their potential. You could have a good thing here. Hi positive thoughts, thank you for joining us. You make a valid point, now hear me out, she could realize she is wasting her time and quickly come to the conclusion that I am boring and [...]

Flash Fiction: Signature

"Tequila Sunrise, two cherries, please." I love to start my night with my favorite drink. It is a ritual for me. Well, that and purchasing a new tube Sange Rouge. I am an entrepreneur of sorts. They say turn what you love into a career and it will never feel like work. The jobs come [...]

AwkAnxAvg 1: The Beginning? It’s Probably Nothing.

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 cream, that can be a little much. [...]

Flash Fiction: More Weight!

"Confess! Confess! Confess! Confess!" I can hear the others over my sobs. My classmates; Anne, Sarah, and Elizabeth, they lied! "Confess sweet girl. God will have mercy on you. He is forgiving!" I have done nothing wrong! I am innocent! Why does no one believe me? I plead with the reverend, I have no more [...]

Flash Fiction: The Uninvited Guest

Tap, tap, tap. "Please let me in, I won't do it again. I promise." Rowan lifted her eyes from her paperback book and peered across the room. She had finally began to fully immerse in a novel she had been trying to read for months when she heard the knock on the window. "Please let [...]