“I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree, past the trunk and up into the branches. It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree.”
― Georgia O’Keeffe
Monthly Archives: December 2020
Short Story of the Day, The Executioner by Jennifer Marie Brissett
““The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.”
― George R.R. Martin
Are we always responsible for our actions?
The Executioner by Jennifer Marie Brissett
Flash Fiction of the Day, Live Stream by Kaj Tanaka
“Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.”
― Marilyn Monroe
Sometimes the internet is a time machine – a melancholy and distorted one.
Live Stream by Kaj Tanaka
Flash Fiction of the Day, Bones Passing Through by Stephen Ground
“my beerdrunk soul is sadder than all the dead christmas trees of the world.”
― Charles Bukowski
There is a certain kind of long-term despair….
Bones Passing Through by Stephen Ground
Riace Warriors, I,II,III,IV
“The Warrior of the Light is a believer.
Because he believes in miracles, miracles begin to happen. Because he is sure that his thoughts can change his life, his life begins to change. Because he is certain that he will find love, love appears.”
― Paulo Coelho, Warrior of the Light
“”I am Prince of everything, Lord of land and main. Except for my public whose faithful servant I remain.”
—-Pulcinella, Commedia dell’arte
Flash Fiction of the Day, The Sky Blue Ball by Joyce Carol Oates
“Time is the enemy of lovers. Worse even than the frank light of day.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, A Fair Maiden
Joyce Carol Oates is such a genius – it is scary. Her stories never turn out how you think they will and… most importantly… she is not afraid to go there.
The Sky Blue Ball by Joyce Carol Oates
Flash Fiction of the Day, Keys by Tim Parks
“With books at least, the best experiences are not when you find what you were looking for, but when something quite different finds you, takes you by surprise, shifts your tastes to new territory.”
― Tim Parks
Keys, a dream, canoes, and the latest squeeze.
Keys by Tim Parks
From the New Yorker.
Flash Fiction of the Day, Chasing the Legend by Deborah Shrimplin
“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes
A short piece about hope – and the idea that maybe we aren’t as stupid as we seem.
Chasing the Legend by Deborah Shrimplin
We Stand Together
“The world says: “You have needs — satisfy them. You have as much right as the rich and the mighty. Don’t hesitate to satisfy your needs; indeed, expand your needs and demand more.” This is the worldly doctrine of today. And they believe that this is freedom. The result for the rich is isolation and suicide, for the poor, envy and murder.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov