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Flash Fiction: The Red Shirt

Posted by Rachel on July 16, 2017 in action, characters, discovery, ending, practice, writer's sketch, writing |

The only way I know I’m awake is if I’m wearing a red shirt. In dreams, color is muted and blurred so red stands out. It reminds me of safety. Bright and stimulating. The color at the edge of a perfect sunset. A surefire path to a warm reality. See, I spend my day in […]

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Writing Resolutions 2017

Posted by Rachel on January 10, 2017 in current event, discovery, editing, inspiration, planning, reading, writer's sketch, writing |

Last year I wrote a blog about my writing resolutions for 2016 and I more or less held myself to them all. Yay! Given the shit-storm that was 2016, I’m pretty surprised by that. Due to such an impressive feat, I’d like to complete a new list for this year and hopefully keep myself to […]

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Flash Fiction: Fright Night

Posted by Rachel on October 28, 2016 in characters, discovery, reading, writer's sketch, writing |

He works long hours in the fields. Back-breaking work, he says each night, but still he returns to the fields every sunrise. I’d help if I could. That’s out of the question now, however. An unfortunate tractor injury has kept me inside, confined to canning and prepping our harvest for market. But those fields aren’t […]

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Happened So Fast

Posted by Rachel on August 15, 2016 in current event, writer's sketch, writing |

Side by side we stroll cobbled streets, fumbling together conversation. We trace over old topics, staying safe in the familiar, keeping cautious with what’s already on the table. Silence isn’t something to overcome, it’s a breath in discussion, an excuse to observe each others smile. Whatever this is doesn’t have a name. Not yet. In […]

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