Ive never really attempted flash fiction before, but I joined a group on scribophile (nonspon) that gave picture prompts every Monday to give flash fiction writers some exercise. This is my first attempt.
Note: It had to be 150 exactly.
My father never supported me. I moved out immediately after his birthday party two years ago. We went to a boat race he wanted to see. Dad wore a Calvin Klein shirt his sister gave him that he hated. Uncle Jerry picked on it the whole day.
“Fuck off. I ain’t no fag.” My father said.
A knot formed in my stomach. I ignored them by taking pictures of the party.
“Hey Susan,” Jerry yelled out to dad’s coworker, “like Greg’s Calvin Klein shirt? I think he’s coming out of the closet!”
My hands shook, my eyes watered.
“I told you, shit head, I ain’t no faggot.”
I couldn’t take it anymore, I held up my camera. “Dad, ” I yelled ready to snap a photo. He turned straight to me, “I’m gay!”
The disappointment I saw after developing the camera roll months later really reminded me why I left.
“Caleb wakes in an office. He is alone. A black leather book on the desk is, at first, blank, and then, in vivid purple ink, these words appear on the page:
To Caleb Endal,
May you find satisfaction.” – Excerpt from the back of the novel.
8 months. 8 months ago was the last time I posted anything on this blog, and for that, I would like to apologize. There is no excuse.
I want to have this blog taken seriously. 8 months with no content is inexcusable and I would like to fix that.
The last time I posted anything on this site, I just discovered I was pregnant with my son. He was born on June 9th, 2017 six weeks premature. While everything turned out fine and he’s now 2 months old, I obviously didn’t have time or energy to work on this blog.
From this day forward I plan on posting more book reviews. I plan on posting more articles and writing advice columns. I even plan on getting interviews on here as well. I haven’t decided yet if I want to rework my previous blog posts since many of them are written poorly and I’ve caught a few spelling issues hidden among them.
The URL will be changed as well. Until I know that I can be committed to this blog, the URL will be changing back to the dot WordPress dot com URL instead of the standard Taylormayemorrison.com URL.
I apologize again for my lack of work and I hope to get this blog up and running very soon.
I apologize for this post being as badly written as it is. I have a newborn and it’s 2:13 am.
Expect better content in the future.