The search for a man in the God-forsaken back country of Oklahoma.
Since this is flash fiction I'd rather the text speak for itself.
A snapshot from a young woman's life in the year after she moved to a small town to open an all ages venue and coffee shop with her husband. Set in the Pacific Northwest in 2007
Astrophysicists and Google give the protagonist more than he can bargain for.
A young woman realizes that the magic of requited love does not last forever.
A man reads a social media post from an old crush. As flash fiction, it isn't meant to get much longer.
In a world gone insane, a man gets a message.
Austin James Hatch
Revised and resubmitted.
It's the story about how abuse spreads from the roots through the stem, and eventually flowers in a young family, and takes place right before y2k.
When Ruth suggests a retirement home, Jack seeks a way out.
Austin James Hatch
A few of the many challenges in raising young children.
C. T. Puckett
Your phone's dead, you're on a train and you need to make a call. For some, this is easy, for Mr. Manner, not so much.
Three flash fiction pieces. Ideally can be read as separate or linked.
Flash fiction, just under 1000 words. Old home movies bring back difficult memories for a mother, reveal the past in a new way for the daughter.
A dysfunctional marriage comes to a dystopian ending
What's right under your nose, you either see it or you don't.
A short, short about relationships... or not. It's hard to explain, perhaps it's a non-love story.
Something short, something fun. Ever have a phone conversation with someone who won't let you get a word in? This is that story. Plus a little road rage with the holiday season upon us.
I wrote this in response to a Writer's Digest prompt with a 700-word limit. The prompt: When a man takes lunch to his wife's office, he is told she hasn't worked there in weeks.
A moment in the life of a woman who is rich and free.
Angel has a problem: he needs to drop off this skitch. The words of his parents and other authority figures echo in his head as he weighs the risks and benefits of continuing down the road he's on.
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An encounter in the fog.
Based on a 'creepy' photo of a zombie-esque male figure I found on a Reddit Group, I wrote this short tale (3300 words) to give the image a 'history'.