NaNoWriMo 2020 self-report

Fellow writers–did you participate in NaNoWriMo? NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is a creative writing challenge that happens every November, with the goal to write 50,000 words by the end of the month. Considering how many writers (myself included) that struggle to see a writing project through to the end, it can serve asContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2020 self-report”

November’s monthly micro

Once a month I post a micro story (a story that is 1,000 words or less). Enjoy! It’s old, it’s dirty. But it’s all we’ve got. Can’t really afford to be picky, given the circumstances. I throw the money on the table and we run to the truck. Why’d I even do that? Principles don’tContinue reading “November’s monthly micro”

October’s monthly micro

Once a month I post a micro story (a story that is 1,000 words or less). Enjoy! I’ve wasted two years being what I’m not. All that money down the drain. It made sense at the time: just follow the conventional wisdom. Do what’s “safe”. Do what “makes sense”. So I went for it, grittedContinue reading “October’s monthly micro”

September’s monthly micro

Once a month I post a micro story (a story that is 1,000 words or less). Enjoy! Along the long, white rectangles, I was flanked by brown faces with dots of white and yellow. The plastic bag rustled in my hands as I opened it under the table. Today, a common mom special: white bread,Continue reading “September’s monthly micro”