Ten Minute Tales
Looking for a quick read during lunch or a before-bed escape? These ten minute tales (also known as "flash fiction") are a blend of genres, moods, stories and emotions.
Marilena Learns to Rage
Marilena woke promptly at 5:20 am to the soft chimes of her alarm. She took a moment to inhale and, as she exhaled, smiled to herself. Rising with a slight spring (it wouldn’t be proper to hop out of bed, nor would it be wise to move slowly), Marilena dressed in the workout clothes she’d laid out the night before, ensuring a smooth panty line and giving herself a moment’s thrill as she adjusted her breasts and settled them into her workout bra. After washing her face she applied a small amount of waterproof mascara and added a light sheen to her lips. Wearing makeup to workout makes little sense,…
The Missing Girl
Please note this story includes some minor sexual content. One day at a rest stop I was looking at the pictures of missing children on the board and one of them looked like me. It sparked this idea of a girl seeing herself at a rest stop many years after she went missing.
Monsters in the Water
I was watching my daughter swim one day with her team and one of the other kids kind of swam over her. She just dipped briefly under water and was totally fine, but of course my imagination took me somewhere else.
I Don’t Like Salmon
A widow re-enters the dating world. There's not much to say about this one. I just really love this story.