Day 23 February Photo Fest

Today, I had a work event, which started me thinking about the masks that I wear.

Obviously, there’s work me, who watches her words and responses very, very carefully.  There’s my blood family mask that reins in so many part of me it may as well be a cage.

There’s club me, who doesn’t care about anything, and wife me, who cares about everything, and girlfriend me, who takes a long time to care at all, and friend me, who cares way too much.

There’s submissive me, and the new babygirl mask I’m trying on. There was the mask of dominance I tried on for a few months that didn’t seem to fit.  It’s a mask I understand much better now, but I still don’t know if it fits.

There’s also witch me, and she is the least masked me, but only  a few ever see her.

“The Masks I Wear”

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Saturday Shorts

I’ve been writing a lot of flash fiction (posted on Twitter). I like the challenge of writing prompts, but flash fiction, especially on Twitter, is is an added challenge.  How much can I convey in 280 characters – those characters go so fast.  Each word suddenly matters.

I’m archiving all my flash pieces on my Flash Fiction page.  I don’t know it I’ll make this a regular feature on my blog, or if I am admittedly procrastinating on working on work.

Regardless, here are all of my flash pieces for this week:

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Sharing Is Caring: #SoSS

SharingCara Thereon’s “Gypsy Traveler” 

I found myself sucked into this story, and actively disappointed when it ended – Not because it was a bad ending, but because I wanted more.  I loved hearing Marie’s interior monologue.  Marie is realistic in her doubts about the supernatural events, but not so overwhelmed in doubt that it becomes to the focus.  I’m looking forward to seeing more of this story.

Fire and Honey’s “Conflicted”

For a short piece it conveys the conflict so well.  The spare language adds to the beauty of this piece. And the ending… swoon.

Image of the week: 

Molly Moore’s “Knocking Boots” 

It’s not just that I envy her those boots… but the composition is wonderful.