March 2013

What are distractions, really?

“Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the Internet.” — Anonymous The Internet is only one of my many distractions. A little over three years ago I naïvely thought that after having been an insatiable reader since early childhood and investing years in studying and teaching literature, I would be …

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Flash Fiction: “Darlene’s Words”

His comment stupefied me. I couldn’t have been more stunned if he had said my sweet elderly Baptist MeMaw pole-danced on Friday nights. Surely this unkempt middle-aged man standing next to me was joking or maybe living in an altered mental state. You couldn’t be too sure about anybody these days. Seven of us stood warming around this trash-can …

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