Finnian Burnett

Storyteller

This story came from a round of flash cricket – the participants start writing and the workshop moderator calls out words every 30-45 seconds that must be incorporated into the story. Clara Gets a New Garden The wind rips the restaurant door from Clara’s hands. She struggles into the shop as the owner rushes to …

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Ravens Don’t Have High Blood Pressure The ravens in the gas station parking lot are bigger than my cat, bigger than our neighbour’s Jack Russell Terrier. Ravens are extremely smart, my wife says, they use tools and can imitate human speech. I stare at the one closest to our car. It struts with purpose like …

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Denture Man and Hot Dog Mo Johnna steps onto her porch as I’m rushing by her house and looks at me as if I’m weird, but she’s wearing her housecoat in the pouring rain, drinking coffee from a teacup. I’m race-walking home, both the cat and I miserably blinking against the pouring rain, caught woefully …

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