Blue Paisley

I wrote this story in response to another Lille McFerrin five sentence fiction prompt. The prompt is “abandoned” Blue Paisley By Laura McHale Holland She tightened the blue paisley scarf tied under her chin, babushka style, slapped a $20 bill on the...

Obsidian Waves

I wrote this story in response to Lillie McFerrin’s five-sentence fiction prompt, midnight. She typically posts a new prompt weekly at http://lilliemcferrin.com, and I enjoy participating when I can. Obsidian Waves By Laura McHale Holland Her name wasn’t...

A flash fiction story to finish

How would you shape this story? I want to try something different this week. I’m going to post the beginning of a story and ask you to finish it in 500 words or less in whatever way your imagination takes you. Then, when you’re ready, post your stories in...

The Raising by Laura Kasischke

The Raising is the first Laura Kasischke book I’ve read, and I’m giving it four stars because, while I was disappointed with the way the plot resolved (or rather didn’t resolve), I think she is a writer of great talent. She can expertly set a scene,...

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