Finnian Burnett

Storyteller

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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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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