Finnian Burnett

Storyteller

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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The amazing Ekphrastic Writing workshops with Lorette Luzajic have inspired some great writing. She talks about the art, gives us prompts, and allows us space to read our works after. It’s an amazing, supportive space and open to new and old. I had personally never heard of Ekphrastic writing before I stumbled on her classes …

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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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