99 Word Prompt: Paint

The latest Carrot Ranch 99 word flash fiction.  This one was about paint, and after thinking back to some college parties I finally figured out how to write about it. https://carrotranch.com/2019/06/28/june-27-flash-fiction-challenge/ Mateo dabbed his thin brush onto his pallet, swirled around some blue paint, then applied it gingerly.  His quick brushstrokes made lines, swirls, and … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Paint

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Redwood Summer Chapter 13 (repost)

Chapter 13 of Redwood Summer, a novel of 1990 San Jose.  Of all the 17 chapters, this one has been the most challenging.  At first I thought this chapter was all about the clash between the two main characters, but now I've come to realize that it's more of a breakup.  No doubt I'll revisit … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 13 (repost)

Redwood Summer Chapter 4 (repost)

Just gave chapter 4 a rewrite, the party scene. One of the inspirations for this chapter is the party scene from The Great Gatsby. Not that I'm at that level of expertise, but learn from the best. What struck me about the party scene from Gatsby is that it's so ethereal it almost seems unreal, … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 4 (repost)

Redwood Summer Chapter 13

“So now Alex is trying to hook him up with a job so he can pay off his back rent!” Mike said loudly to Jason over blaring party music. “Hook who up?!” Jason replied just as loud. “Curtis!” Mike repeated. “Oh, good for him!” Jason yelled back. “Hope it works out!” “Maybe he can find … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 13

Redwood Summer Chapter 4

  “Everybody at work is optimistic,” Jason relayed to Christine as they drove to Todd’s house. “At our last company meeting, upper management said that we were going to make the transition through the current world situation so easily nobody would notice. They’re smart, they know what they are doing. And they wouldn’t jeopardize the … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 4