Our Tongue

I wrote this flash fiction piece after eavesdropping on a conversation. Sometimes when I’m stuck and I can’t think of anything to write, I listen to what people are saying and a hear a word or phrase that jumps out. Here, two people were talking about speaking to a salesman in his native language, as…

WSJ

This flash fiction piece was inspired by a Wall Street Journal paper on one of the desks at my job. Sometimes when I’m stuck, I pick an object in the room and turn it into a story. I wanted to know who left it, and then that turned into this piece. WSJ All of his…

Head Injury, Third Down, Hospital Bed

I know it’s been a couple days since I last posted, so I thought I’d get back in the groove with three hint fiction pieces. Normally, I’d separate them out because I’d want each story to stand alone; however, I like them together so that’s what you’ll get. If you don’t know what hint fiction…

In Her Honor

I don’t remember how I came up with this, but my best guess is my girlfriend showed me how her new nail polish looked and it sparked a story. I originally called this Nail Polish, but these stories always end up turning into something more serious, and I felt the title needed to reflect that….

Runaway

I’ve been saving this post for a little while now. This is the short story I was going to submit, but wanted to see what would happen if I submitted it. It should be pretty clear why I’m posting this story now, but hopefully it’ll be clearer why I felt so good about it. Runaway…

A Nap Before Bed

I wrote this after a failed attempt at a nap before bed with my girlfriend. We established a new level of lazy together that we both love. Now that I’m working full-time, it’s harder for us to spend time together, or take random trips upstate where we can be alone. It seemed only natural to…

Small Town

I have the unique experience of being born in the city, raised in the suburbs, and having a house in the country. I can look at all kinds of living situations as an outsider and insider. Many of my stories use my property upstate as the setting, but I don’t really spend too much time…

Photo Albums

We’re going back to prose today. I originally wanted this to be flash fiction, but there was no way I could separate myself from this story. I wrote this while I was upstate on New Years. My uncle broke out the old photo albums and went through the backstories behind every photo. It was too…

The River

I really like how this one turned out. I was going to be selfish and keep it for myself, but I don’t want this blog to be filled with leftover stories. Before, I was struggling to come up with new ideas so I had to be a little selfish, but now that I’m back in…

Zeus

Funny story. I had another story lined up for today, and while I was adding to it, I realized I was really enjoying how it was coming out. I think, with a strong enough revision, it could be worthy enough of submission. I’m going to do just that, and if I don’t like how the…

The Moon

Back on the work grind. I would have liked to post this earlier, but I had to get back to the gym first. I’m still writing new content so, again, I can confirm a steady posting schedule for most, if not all, of the month. I don’t remember how I thought of this story. I…

NY Stock Exchange

I hope everyone had a happy New Year! I wasn’t able to post anything, but I kept my word and wrote tons of stories for you all. They’re all a little different and all around the same length. Expect another story tomorrow and for the rest of the week, and even into the weekend! Let’s…