Wednesday, March 6, 2013

FLASH FICTION PROJECT


flash fiction: a style of fictional literature or fiction of extreme brevity
I write a piece of flash fiction inspired by something and invite you to leave a flash comment based on that same something or go off and create on your ownNo craft-experience necessary, just get inspired and write some words, fiction or not. Anything goes!

image as inspiration:



Step Two


I wish I could sit down right here. Would that be so weird? In the middle of the aisle, right here? All cozy and cross-legged in front the day old cakes, the Pepperidge Farm display, and the peanut butter. Back against the freezer, that nice cool door separating me from my friend Carvel.

Except it’s not all cozy. I’m actually freaking out, that’s why I need to sit. I can’t handle it. I want peanut butter. I want day old cakes. Oh, and I definitely want Carvel.

It’s in the basket. It’s back on the shelf.

I‘m reaching. I’m grabbing. I’m putting it down. I’m picking it up.

Smooth little jar fits right in my palm. Just grab it and go. Jesus Christ, just put in the cart and get out of here.

See? See why I want to just sit. Actually I want to spread eagle right here on these sleazy tiles. Not even tiles. Gritty, dirty linoleum. Spread eagle like I’m a kid in snow making an angel.

God, help me. God, up there in those florescent tube lights. Up there in those sagging ceiling panels. God, get me out of this. What is wrong with me?! Get me out of here. God, up there…

No, really: see me home, God. Please, see me home. God, up there…



Get more of my fiction! 
The Loose Lip Brigade: stories 
by Julia Newman

Julia Newman’s anthology oozes with angst and embraces intense issues that yields an air of despondency, yet swarming with self-worth and realization. The characters were realistically envisioned, like they’re the author’s intimate friends going through hard times. She captured the genuine fa├žade of different people in different states of anxiety which is truly amazing. ~ R. Viloria, Down The Cubbyhole Review



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