Short stories

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"The day after my eighth birthday" in 200 words

The day after my eighth birthday was picture day at school, and on no other day of the year was it so important to me to be told I looked pretty. I had asked my mom to put my red-gold hair into the two thick ponytails the night before, after presents had been enjoyed and forgotten and paper and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Australia in 100 words

It had been January when my dad told me about the tickets to Australia he and my mom had found on the cheap. "I wanna go," I'd said. He had terminal cancer and I wanted to spend some time with him before he died. In March, he began to fade. I tried not to notice. Australia, wait until Australia.... Sign in to see full entry.

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