Share your Flash Fiction!

Hey folks,

If there’s one thing I love most, it’s probably experimental fiction. I love to write it and I love to read it. There’s something so amazing about taking a concept and trying to pursue it in a way that is a bit outside the norm. I’ll admit I’m not the most experimental of writers. Most of my experiments are doing things like making an overweight superhero and seeing if I can make the story relatable, or telling a story about running and using music to try to build the energy that could easily not be there when someone is running long distances. I’ve written love letters to fatherhood through the zombie apocalypse, and put robots in medieval England, but most of my books only have minor experimentation, still hoping to use the standards of novels to ensure that people will actually read the thing to the end.

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The Impossible Weight of Aging

My wife and I recently celebrated our fourteenth wedding anniversary (and should, when you’re reading this, in theory be on a little celebratory trip) and I have to be honest here, I honestly didn’t expect to make it this far. I never intended to break my wedding vows, but I just assumed something would happen, whether death, my wife leaving me, or just the general Armageddon. The reality is I’ve never been one to look far enough into the future to actually see us making it to our golden anniversary.

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What I’m Reading/Playing/Watching/Hearing

Whether you realize it or not, we all ingest art every dang day. Whether it’s through the entertainment we enjoy or even the advertising that we try to ignore, creativity played a part and it became art. As such, I want to take a moment to highlight some of the art I’ve been enjoying as of late.

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What’s in a Name (or a pronoun)?

I like to think of myself as a laid back person. I don’t generally judge people on their choices, and when I do, it’s more of a gentle joking kind of judging. However, I’ve found myself feeling incredibly bothered by something which really shouldn’t have taken up so much real estate in my mind. And it has to do with people declaring that they now have a new name and/or gender they would prefer to be called by.

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