Morning Run (Micro-fiction)

I have so, so many half-finished stories. Some are half-finished and on-the-go. Others are half-finished and mostly abandoned. Some date to my high school years. Others, to last summer. All are half-finished and going nowhere fast.

This makes me feel… not so good. I believe in most of these stories, but I just can’t quite overcome whatever it is that’s blocking me; the task seems too large at the moment.

I’d like to finish something though.

Hello, flash fiction!

I’ve dabbled in flash before, almost submitting some truly bizarre stories to a Canadian competition whose name escapes me that involved writing flash using a pair of idea generators. The combinations were absolutely wild, and thinking up stories to match was great fun.

A few years have passed since those first tries at flash, and I have definitely not been practising. Back to square one. But! The time is now ripe for new attempts. Here’s the first:

Published by helenkamakura

Helen is a Canadian writer and innkeeper based in Kamakura, Japan, where she lives with her Japanese husband and two children. If money became obsolete, she would happily accept peaches, fresh peas, and sun-warmed cherry tomatoes in exchange for her labour.

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