Finnian Burnett

Storyteller

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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This was an exercise in writing a crime/thriller – not my usual genre but I enjoyed it. Her Sister’s Son Jackie grabbed the boy’s hand, dragging him around the corner. The car zipped by the alley. She heard the squeal of brakes. “Faster,” she spat, unable to say more through heaving breaths. She veered toward …

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Continuing my stroll down memory lane in old school folders, here’s a Doctor Seuss style poem about literary theory that I wrote for a discussion board during my undergrad years. My professor must have forgiven my sometimes off rhyme scheme because I got an A. One day Saussuure said, this is what I will do …

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Last week’s Flash-mo picture didn’t inspire us, so my wife went searching for something else and came up with this fantastic painting by Frida Kahlo. We both wrote very different stories based on the picture. Here’s the first draft of mine. I know it still has a couple tense issues but I’m focusing this month …

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One of the Flash-Mo writing prompts was a story that takes place in the dark. I haven’t posted a story every day, because some of them might be published someday and some might go in my current novella-in-flash, but some, like today’s, are just for fun. I hope you enjoy it. Something in the Dark …

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