creative writing

  • How Letter Writing Became an Unexpected Mental Health Aid

    More people have realized how taking pen to paper can force you to consider the nuances, logic, and depth of your thoughts.

  • This Martini Drinker Has Some Secrets to Share

    Welcome back to Stranger Than Flicktion, our Flickr-inspired fiction column. Today we meet a martini drinker with a few things to get off her chest.

  • The Fish and Chip Shop at the End of the World

    Welcome back to Stranger Than Flicktion, our Flickr-inspired fiction column. Today, we eat our last fish supper at a fish and chip shop on the edge of the abyss.

  • Falling in Love with an Ice Cream Man Is About More than a Big Cone

    He asked me to go home with him to play Pop Pop, a game much like the food sex scene in 9½ Weeks but using only scoops of pink bubble-gum ice cream to eat, blow up, and pop on each other’s goose-pimpled skin while rolling around in the mud.

  • Rest in Peace, Canapé King

    Welcome back to Stranger Than Flicktion, our Flickr-inspired column. We provide writers with five random food-related Flickr images and ask them to construct a fictional short story in under five days. In this edition, we mourn a man with an uncanny...

  • What I Remember from Getting an MFA in Creative Writing

    On my first day in the dorms I went to the bathroom to brush my teeth and saw reflected in the mirror an older woman naked in a bathtub behind me. I’d heard the dorms at my school were haunted, having been built in the late 1800s or something, but when...

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  • Workshop Workshop

    If you want to write highbrow fiction today, you’ve probably at least considered getting a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.