Finnian Burnett

Storyteller

Flash month is going great. Here’s another rough cut. I didn’t quite get where I wanted with this but it might be okay after editing. The East Balcony On day forty-seven of my sabbatical, someone slipped a folded note under my door. Meet me on the east balcony at sunrise. I’ll bring mimosas.  I could …

Continue reading

I wrote this for a quick turn around contest. Story had to be 1000 words and feature both an animal sanctuary and a paddle board. Paddling Poachers Ash leaped over gate B and landed in a pile of manure. She slipped to one knee and the brown muck squelched up over her thigh. “For the …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

You know, you have those days (weeks, months) when you think you are the worst writer in the world and no one is ever going to publish you again. Or is that just me? Those weeks when you’ve gotten more rejections than acceptances, or worse, when you haven’t submitted anything in a long while and …

Continue reading