Category Archives: Stories

Flash Fiction Contest with Glass House Press

Today I have a flash fiction story up on the Glass House Press blog. This is a little in-house competition between the authors. Our editor, Carrie White-Parrish, assigned each author five random words and we wrote 2500 word stories including … Continue reading

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Words Unspoken

I spotted them on my second lap around the park on a recent spring-like afternoon. A group of women in headscarves is somewhat of an unusual occurrence, though we live close to the University of Arkansas, which has its own … Continue reading

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Writing is a Marathon

As a runner and an athlete, the idea that life is a race I’m running has always appealed to me. I’m on a course but I can choose how I run this race. Do I sprint the whole way and burn out? Do I choose the way of the turtle, slowly but surely getting to the finish line? Do I fix my eyes on the runner just ahead of me and let her pace me, or do I blaze past her and hope I have the endurance to keep the pace?

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