Flash fiction on Torsade. My very short pieces are mostly given historical settings. I’ve chosen a slide format to make the reading experience resemble a magazine’s, an old-fashioned digest’s, as well as for easy pinning.


“May Day”—light comedy with a serious undertone; a cold war tale set in 1951.


May Day header slide with illustration of cold war hearingMay Day Slide Two textMay Day Slide Six


Continued from All the Sires . . .


1950. In search of the Ivory-billed woodpecker, Arbuthnot finds himself starting off on the wrong foot. ¬†(Why’s it called that?)

Sires Slide OneSires Slide TwoSires Slide Three

Continued from Pine . . .


1938. Bridie Ford gets a visit from the FSA man, just when her husband, Salvador, has worked up one of his rages.

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Continued from Fallen Short . . .


Darian returns to her childhood home, with thoughts of mis-communication.


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