Endings and new beginnings. A woman expects her glorious morning will turn to shit by nightfall. We dress this week’s mannequin form with a touch of darkness. My story bite is inspired by several Edward Hopper paintings. Thanks for stopping by to read it.
This week I’ll pass on my usual short story post. I’m sharing instead a tiny scrap of memoir, inspired by Edward Hopper’s 1939 painting Bridle Path. I’ve long been a fan of Hopper’s art, yet I know little of his life or the extent of his work. I came across Bridle Path by accident on […]
What I’m Writing This Week I find Edward Hopper’s paintings thought- provoking. This week I used Morning Sun as inspiration for a short story. Lori Hines finds freedom in the warmth of a morning sun. Back in May of 2021, I had used another Hopper painting, A Day on the Cape, for inspiration. Here’s the […]
The grinding of a landscaper’s wood chipper conjures images of horror movies in Carl’s mind as he attempts to do a morning meditation. Everyone who meditates can appreciate how distraction seeps in to destroy the moment. Enjoy the story. A Meditation Lost Bob Gillen Carl sits in the center of his living room in the […]
Searching for a college is a daunting task for Ashley. A poor GPA and an upcoming gender transition narrow her choices dramatically. College night at her high school is a bleak experience until she meets an unlikely possibility. Ashley Plans For Her Transition Bob Gillen Megan pulled her Prius into a spot in the school’s […]
This week I reach deep into my own archives for a fun story about a girl who loses her shoe just before she is up for a class presentation. Enjoy the story. By now I am coming up on just short of 90 free stories I have posted to the blog over the last three […]
Jennifer Bailey needs a passing grade in her History course. Senior citizen Mrs. Rice drags her along on a bus ride and helps her create a moment in history. I wrote this story a few years ago. It’s a bit longer than my usual offering. I hope you enjoy it. Chasing Freedom on a City […]