New Flash Fiction from Linda appears in WeirdYear.
I read a bunch of tragic fire accounts in the newspaper a few years ago after Thanksgiving, and I took notes, clipped photos and generally forgot about them, until I was browsing through my ideas folder and came across them.
Three Thanksgiving Day fire stories taken from newspaper accounts.
Reviving dreams of past would make for a better America
Linda Sands – For the Journal-Constitution
Tuesday, September 17, 2002
I am a proud American woman. I drive my American-made vehicle to overstocked grocery stores,
EndPiece, Byline Magazine, January 2005
My mom used to say I had a “come hither” look that invited trouble. I think it’s more of a “come tell me anything” look that invites stories.
People tell me their most personal problems,
A version of this story appears in the 2004 edition of Oh Georgia! A Collection of Georgia’s Newest & Most Promising Writers.
A Private Play
Kimber: Light and Possibilities
I had been scrubbing Edith Turner’s toilets for eleven years.
I might take him up on his offer. My husband keeps saying, “Why don’t you go in for me today, and I’ll stay home.”
I imagine my day. I’ll drink real coffee, while it’s still warm, wear real clothes with real shoes on my feet.