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 in bed? We are supposed to be at your grandparents’ … Continue reading AwkAnxAvg 7: A Toast to the New Year
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 they named 100 stars, the year before that she surprised … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Happy Anniversary
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 object plunge into her neck. Raf had promised Martina a … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Gondola
“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 eyes. Begrudgingly, I do. “Hey, guess what?” No, thank you. … Continue reading AwkAnxAvg 6: Alarm Clock
“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 float at the corner of the screen. Please don’t overthink … Continue reading AwkAnxAvg 5: You Up?
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 average. I could possibly be distracting her from meeting a … Continue reading AwkAnxAvg 4: Revelations
“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 in steadily, my clients tend to be vexed lovers, zealous … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Signature