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Tinkering with a story… _______________ The rust settled into the tines of each wheel, crept along the base, andinched its way to the white handle gripped tightly by five pudgy fingers. It had been his grandfather’s wagon first, pristine red metal and wooden grating, before his father’s. Now it was his. Flakes of oxidized metal…

Sunday Publication: “Father”

I’m very pleased to announce that my micro fiction story, “Father,” was published by the Journal of Microliterature today! It’s very brief (under 50 words), so it will be a quick read. Please check it out by clicking here!           Thank you for reading! Victoria Elizabeth

New Story: An Index of My Failures

An Index of My Failures A I am not able to forget. I am not an artist. I am not an athlete. B I am not beautiful. I am not blossoming. I am not brainy. I am not brave. I am not brawny. C I am not crafty. I am not creative. I am not…

The Last Birthday

Photo: My father, circa 2003. Taken on a visit home during my first year in college. I wrote the following short story (non-fiction) for my Ethnography class. It’s too personal and emotional for me to really edit, alter, or attempt to submit for publication, so I’ve opted to share it here. ____________ September 20th, 2006:…

First Publication of 2014: Postcard Shorts!

Chirp, chirp! That was the first sound I heard this morning. Despite what you’re thinking, it was not an overeager bird outside my window nor my alarm clock. (In case you’re wondering, my friends, my alarm clock is actually the melodic lullabies of the talented Bruno Mars. Because, really, is there any better way to…

Writing Prompt Exercise

I stumbled across an old photo one of my former teachers used as a writing prompt in his class. While I couldn’t find the original story I had written for it (I’m sure it was awful – I was a brand new writing student and my zeal often sabotaged my storytelling abilities), I did decide…

Publication 25: Linguistic Erosion

In all of the rush and bustle of these last few weeks of school, I had absolutely forgotten that my flash fiction, “The Blue Schwinn,” was due for its second publication today in Linguistic Erosion! Well, that’s a pleasant surprise to wake up to! Thank goodness I had set a reminder in my calendar –…