Tatyana-Sanina at DeviantArt.com

as earth’s surface warms
sunlight’s pressure grows stronger
cooler underground

for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge


Image by Davidoasa at Pixabay.com

if you corner or are cornered by an animal
in the natural world
it probably won’t be in a corner
as corners are few out there

in a structure of man’s devising
corners are plentiful
excepting in yurts and igloos and circus tents
your spouse or partner can corner you
with words

for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge



do squirrels poop
never seen it around town
what is their secret

for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge


when i was away at school, my pigeonhole meant a lot to me. letters from the family arrived there, as did the hometown newspaper that i received courtesy of a subscription from my parents.

some kids ignored the pigeonholes, which were maintained in the administration building. administration handled the incoming mail, probably keeping an eye on it for contraband, and also used the cubbys to distribute school announcements.

the kids uninterested in their mail mostly didn’t want to spend time or effort answering questions from their parents. others simply wanted to forget home until they were finally forced to return to it.

i knew which holes belonged to which of my friends, as well as my own. in my third year, i received my first personal message from one of those friends, a student who didn’t have the courage to share personal feelings with me in face-to-face conversation.

when the school condemned the building years later, i stopped by to look in before it was demolished. all the pigeonholes were empty of course and so many of their owners now gone.

for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge