Max It’s four in the morning and Deborah shakes me awake, the air thick with coffee. The bakery re-opening is today, and my nerves are unhinged. She asks about Levi and if he’ll show. No one knows. Outside it pours. It would be menacing if not for the smell of petrichor in the air. The … Continue reading What the Flood Brings- 100-word story compilation (pt. 2)
I will be posting a new 100-word story every Thursday as part of a collective whole, each story building on the last and from a handful of perspectives. Enjoy! Maggie It’s my breakthrough. The story seeps from the rain gutters with last night’s solo cups and dirty firecracker remains. My car awaits, rain flooding my … Continue reading What the Flood Brings- 100-word story compilation (pt. 1)
Lightning strikes the electrical box. The seconds move in frames, slow motion flashes of yellows and reds, blues and golds. I can taste the electricity. A fire has started where the rain hasn’t touched, but I am frozen, a snake charmed by its master. The weeds are aflame. It’s the grass that should have been … Continue reading A 100-word story- Electricity
I feel courageous, opening the car door and heading towards the bakery. My parents haven’t seen me in weeks. My heart flutters, wondering if they’ll forgive. I’ve caused pain, tears. The rain pelts the car as I spring open the door, cringing as I realize I’ve hit something. There’s a young woman, blinking at the … Continue reading A 100-word story: The Collision
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You can inflate your belly, shoot milk from your boobs, and replicate cells to form a child. Are you a superhero or a mother? The answer is both. My friend and I are writing a positive book on motherhood, from stories/quotes we collect from women for new mothers-to-be. I've created a survey to get those … Continue reading Mom advice/quotes needed for new book!
My face tingles as soda spurts from my nose. My laugh is guttural, hearty and it hurts. Tina stands on her hands, her tongue reaching for the soda straw like a fifty-something twisted lizard. A bag of pot sits on the counter. My son, Trevor’s. Tina says, “I knew he would have something.” “What kinda … Continue reading A 100-word story: Marijuana
Laura wakes suddenly from sleep, sticky with sweat and the lasting images of a forgotten dream, her memory scrambling to make sense of the feelings that still linger. Her gut lurches with a strange sensation, her intuition marking a shift in her day, something out of sorts. She hesitates, wondering if she should go to … Continue reading The Airport
I curse weekend detention. I could be home, sleeping, playing ball. I approach the cafeteria, an architectural splendor. I ignore the beauty and mop as told. Why me? I just wrote and passed a note. Suddenly, a sprinkle of water. It feels oddly like rain. The hallway door opens, my jaw drops. Margaret stands with … Continue reading A 100 word story- Detention
It’s four in the morning and Deborah shakes me awake, the air thick with coffee. The store opening is today, my nerves unhinged. She asks about Levi, if he’ll show. No one knows. We step outside, a downpour. An ominous view for some, if not for the smell of petrichor in the air. The soil … Continue reading A 100 word story- The Opening