Finnian Burnett

Storyteller

I’ve recently given a flash fiction workshop for the When Words Collide Literary Festival and the Golden Crown Literary Festival. Now, I’m bringing a version of it to the virtual Wine Country Writer’s Festival. This fantastic festival is free and open to anyone – it’s online so you can join from anywhere in the world. …

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Emma’s Perfection She touched my ear during Algebra. She touched my ear, and I didn’t dare look at her, but the tingle stayed long after her fingers had gone. After class, she leaned to whisper, her warm breath dancing across my already sensitive skin. I know, but it doesn’t matter. She couldn’t know. She meant …

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This is the piece I wrote for the NYC Midnight Micro Fiction content. It had to be 100 words long, contain the action of smoothing a wrinkle, use the word “amber” and fall into the drama category. I came in 13th, which is great because it means I advance to the next round. Four windowpanes, …

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I was recently invited to submit a few drabbles to a Drabble Advent Calendar – a 100-word story a day sort of holiday thing. Because it’s a holiday thing, the stories were meant to be lighthearted and family-friendly. And though I usually dabble in dark and depressing, I have to admit I had so much …

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I recently advanced to the second round of the NYC Midnight Drabble contest. My category was drama and I had to include the action of injuring a knee and the word “line.” This is what I came up with. A Walk in the Woods Dave tripped on a root and fell hard. “God dammit.” He …

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