The Water Wheel: A Short Story

I promised myself I’d write ONE thing during this year’s 2019 NaNoWriMo, and today I hunkered down and did it. It’s not a novel or the 50,000 words required to “win” at NaNoWriMo, or even the 43,000 words of Little Milestones I wrote during last year’s NaNoWriMo. It’s just a short story about grief with…

Fictography (Lucky) #13 — Michelle’s Adventure

/FICTOGRAPHY/ def. — The intersection of photography (submitted by readers) and fiction (written by me!). This week’s selected photograph comes from a current student of mine Nick Mamakos. Nick is a Business Communication major who hails from New York. He agreed to share some photographs with me as he’s taken photography at Stevenson, and I…

A Piece of Short Fiction For Fiction Friday: “Time”

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any short creative fiction that I’m working on, and that’s primarily because I haven’t been working on any short fiction. I’ve been working on writing a novel, but all this talk about creativity in the classroom this week caused this story to pop into my head. It doesn’t…

Fiction Friday: The Beginning of a Short Story

For this week’s Fiction Friday, I’m sharing a short story that’s in progress. It’s the story of a woman who starts over, in another country, after several tragedies strike. While it may seem a little dark, I guarantee you it will have a happy ending. Part One of my Unnamed Short Story…(truly a work in…