Fiction, Reading, Short Story

Raincheck Pt. 3

A broke security engineer obsessed with TV fights his love to steal. What happens when he accidentally breaks his prized TV, Artie, and his compulsion to watch reignites his old flame? Or, perhaps, ignites a new one? She lightly squeezed his shoulder.The moment of awkward silence was more the norm for him these days, especially… Continue reading Raincheck Pt. 3

Fiction, Reading, Short Story

Raincheck: Pt. 2

A broke security engineer obsessed with TV fights his love to steal. What happens when he accidentally breaks his prized TV, Artie, and his compulsion to watch reignites his old flame? Or, perhaps, ignites a new one? Steve’s ‘The Jeffersons’ TV stand had been MIA for two years. He found it folded, tucked between his… Continue reading Raincheck: Pt. 2

Personal Narrative, Quotation Inspiration

Your Life As Art

“We often identify children with what is called creative potential without any reference to the products they have produced or will produce. However, if the creative product is a person’s life, then no concrete thing is necessary—a composition, a poem, a pot, or a theorem.” Understanding Creativity, pg. 33. I was a stutterer. I don’t… Continue reading Your Life As Art

Personal Narrative, Poetry

Instant Family as a Source of Independence?

I wrote in the “Welcome to S|F Blog” post that I had been writing a lot in many genres after my sister died and her four and five-year old sons, my mother, and my blind, partially crippled, on dialysis, estranged father came to Minneapolis to live with me. I lived in one unit of a… Continue reading Instant Family as a Source of Independence?

General Info

Welcome to Sōma|Flourish Blog!

Welcome to S|F Blog! This blog has been a long time coming, fifteen years or so. At that place in time, I had earned my MFA in Writing, double-concentrating in fiction and poetry. My sister had died and left her five- and four-year old sons in my mother’s care. Overburdened, I had my mother move… Continue reading Welcome to Sōma|Flourish Blog!