Finnian Burnett

Storyteller

You know, you have those days (weeks, months) when you think you are the worst writer in the world and no one is ever going to publish you again. Or is that just me? Those weeks when you’ve gotten more rejections than acceptances, or worse, when you haven’t submitted anything in a long while and …

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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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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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Here’s a drabble (100 words exactly) story I submitted recently that didn’t get accepted. The theme was war. The Association’s Claim The McAlister’s 1985 Winnebago slams through my front window; knickknacks careen through the air. My body is moving before my mind registers the assault. “Protect the pond,” I shout to the kids. Dave McAlister …

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