July Flash Fiction: Untitled Fantasy

I opened by eyes and saw her pale skin almost glistening in the sunlight. She was bare except for the pelt I’d given her when I told her she was my Heart-mother. I smiled remembering her confused disgust. She hated that term, Heart-mother, but what other word could we use? Her language had no word

Why I Will Always be a Pantser

In the writing world there is a commonly discussed divide among writers. There are “pantsers” and “plotters.”   Pantsers and plotters are both valid writers with valid processes and valid struggles. Some people will forever argue that one is better than the other, that plotters are too rigid and pantsers are too free flowing, but

End of Term Wrap-up: Intro Fiction Writing Workshop

Required Reading: The Lie That Tells a Truth – John Dufresne 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories – Edited by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor “Where Does Creativity Hide?” (TED Talk) “Literary Revolution in the Supermarket Aisle” – Lev Grossman Most Important Lessons: READ! I’ve always known reading was an important part of being a

Perfect Fit

The wall did not hold the answer. No matter how long I stared at it, it wasn’t going to explain what was wrong with me. After 3 years of perfect placement, I was broken. Since opening my boutique I’d prided myself on my “perfect fit” guarantee and I had never failed. I mean, it was