Dinner Party, Flash Fiction, Master Class, Our Write Side, serial, Two Word Tuesday

It’s for you

What came before: Dinner Party  At 9:34 a.m. sharp, the phone hanging on the wall at B.A.M. comics book shop began ringing, its cartoon ringtone especially loud in the nearly empty store. That Clarence had managed to rig the vintage phone to play the Animaniacs theme song was a source of pride for him, and… Continue reading It’s for you

Dinner Party, Flash Fiction, Our Write Side, serial, Two Word Tuesday

The game’s afoot

More from the Dinner Party… “I’m not one to be critical,” Hallie began, “seeing all you’ve done for me so far.” “You’re questioning how we can ensure you will not be incarcerated by our local constabulary, again?” “It has been a month and I still don’t know what’s going on,” Hallie said. The two were… Continue reading The game’s afoot

Dinner Party, Flash Fiction, Our Write Side, Photography, serial, The Darkroom

Game, match

More from the Dinner Party... Inspiration posters decorated two walls of the visitors’ room - taped to the cinder block, not nailed. Small tables and stackable chairs were littered around the room, making it look like a crowd had made a hasty exit. The door leading inside, and the two walls facing out into the… Continue reading Game, match

Dinner Party, Flash Fiction, Master Class, Our Write Side, Two Word Tuesday

Snake in the grass

More from the Dinner Party... “What is on my schedule today, Jasper?” Augustine Stiles pronouncement the word “shed-yool,” regardless of the fact he was born in the U.S. midwest. Mr. Stiles was dressed for the day in khaki twill pants pressed with razor-sharp creases, and a white Oxford shirt accented with a blue and yellow… Continue reading Snake in the grass

old sleeping bag
Dinner Party, Flash Fiction, Light and Shade

House warming gift

More from the Dinner Party... The gazebo had seen better days. Paint peeling from the rafters littered the benches and stairs landing with a dusting of moldy, white flakes. Old spider webs, hanging like shredded bunting, decorated corners, and railing slats. Atop the only rise in the park, the pavilion was once the venue for… Continue reading House warming gift

wooden chairs hanging on a wall
Dinner Party, Flash Fiction, Master Class, Photography, serial

Unhappily ever after

More from the Dinner Party... Dell studied his reflection in the dressing room mirror, turning to the left and right to see if he had a “good side.” He decided that neither direction was any more appealing than avoiding the mirror altogether. He heard the whispers. His own groomsmen were mumbling about how he was… Continue reading Unhappily ever after