Tag Archives: micro fiction

Edith Knows Her Apples

I wrote this almost a month ago but saved it as a draft accidentally instead of posting it. I still need to write one for 31 Postcards (The Obsesser #6.5). That was printed before zine fest last week but the project is still finishing up. I’m currently working on #7, which is the cassette piece […]

Edith Knows Her Apples story three

Are you awake? Huh? Can you tell me about the pitter patter? Again? I can’t sleep. When you’re camping, sometimes it’s nice to go for a hike or fish, or just sit around the campfire. But sometimes, when it rains, you need to stay inside the tent. The rain hits the tent and goes Pitter […]

Edith Knows Her Apples story one

I should probably paint this ceiling. God, these spider webs are taking over. I need to remember to pick up that duster. OK, let’s see… I should finish that project on Wednesday, but I really just want to work on the list of things I need to pick up before practice. I guess printing that […]

botanical endeavors

Today I finished another zine – Botanical Endeavors. It includes 12 short pieces of fiction and creative non-fiction on the topic of gardening and related plant based interests (as I wrote about in a few previous posts). I think it turned out pretty well and I’m very pleased with the cover, which is definitely one […]

supplies: free writing week three

Over the years they had become more and more particular about the type of pens they would use. After plenty of trials and frustrations they had found just one particular brand and one particular color. Occasionally they thought they should mix it up, try something new, but nothing compared to their preferred brand. It had […]

1. caroline and 4. flies

Caroline arranged them so perfectly. She had attended school for it. It was a lost art in a way, a craft that people didn’t really think about these days. She had hoped to own a boutique at some point but for now she took shifts at the grocery store. She would never receive them herself, […]

exercises in style

In our writing workshop we were asked to take a quiet, mundane, every day task and repeat it twelve different ways. We were challenged to experiment with voice, perspective, character, seriality, and genre style. The theme that stuck with me was gardening and related Botanical Endeavors (so it is called). I wanted to address the internal, solitary act of […]

at some point…

This morning I busted out the finishing touches on a short zine called “At Some Point” (and part of the series The Obsesser – #4). The text is a collection of fragments from my honeymoon road trip (one way, Chicago to LA) that took place this summer. I didn’t write about the trip back because […]