Lit Germs

Hey Germs!  I'm a huge fan of National Novel Writing Month - or NaNoWriMo.  I've participated the past four years and won in 2013....

“What do you think about the stars?”   “What?” “What do you think about the stars? When you think of them, what are you thinking about?”    ...

                  Words leak out of my ears at night. In the morning I shake out the pillowcase to see if Sentences Fall out.         Christine Green is a freelance writer and...

The girl sat by her bedroom window. Morning light sifted through the sycamore. The goldfinch hopped along a limb and chattered its nervous song....

There is no hand outstretched, no reassuring words when I fall. My body becomes liquid, like Bruce Lee said, only it’s not quite water....

Why would they be surprised that I fell in love with a chain saw? Instead of dolls when I was little, instead of pink...

Ben and Heather, they sure have moved around. But always, always do they reconnect. Heather and Ben. Ben and Heather. The real story, the one...

We could see Mr. Messick’s elephantitis though he wore a suit and tie every day to the sixth grade. Before lunch, wincing, he’d place...

Surrounded by darkness, the girl with hopeful eyes pressed ahead toward wavy lines shimmering in the narrow distance. Whirling and dancing, the lights reminded her...