Finnian Burnett

Storyteller

This is another first draft of an Ekphrastic piece. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/393908 The Apparition James Tissot 1885 My father’s hands reach for me from the darkness. His fingers nearly brush my ankle and I shrink away, pulling my legs tighter against my body. My mother holds a light, her face leans in my direction. “Trust us, baby.” …

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I truly enjoyed the Ekphrastic workshop with Lorette C. Luzajic of the Ekphrastic Review. She combines excellent, thought-provoking pieces of art with writing exercises and I have left both workshops with several stories. One was recently published on the site. If you’re looking for a new and fun writing workshop, I highly recommend these. I’ll …

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This prompt was to take the last line from an Anne Tyler book – Redhead by the Side of the Road and the last line from Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine and make one the first line and the other the last line of a flash fiction piece. We had a few minutes to write and …

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In flash class, we were prompted to write about moving from a city to a small town or vice versa. This was my result. The Town’s Only Takeout Pizza delivery again. The piles of extra cheese almost hide the fact that the dough is chewy and bland. Remember that vegan Reuben we used to get …

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