I’m often asked, “What does creative nonfiction mean?” As a good writer understands… it’s best to ‘show’ not ‘tell’ so here’s a creative nonfiction vignette told to my daughters. A moment that becomes a memory about a song that becomes a favorite.
Pleased her son had found it, the white-haired woman regretted it had sat there for years. Neglected. Forgotten. Still… there was a time when it was fast. A Time When It Was Fast – A Flashfiction Scene from Dennis Lowery.
This was long ago when life and the things you enjoyed were in real-time. No recording to watch or replay later. You had to be there.
Though they didn’t for my Big Granny, I know wishes and dreams can come true. But you have to work to make them. Before it’s too late.
I came across the photo used for this story cover. It made me wonder who lived and worked in that shop on that street… and that led to this little story for my daughters (and perhaps for others to consider its meaning and maybe share). If your life feels less than full… consider what the young woman in this story decided to do.
Inspirational Creative Nonfiction: The Things We Carry (2023) An Alpha & Beta Story by Dennis Lowery
A moment in time and a story told by a grandmother to her granddaughter that highlights the heightened feelings of first love and her discovery of the true meaning of Christmas.
THANKS GIVEN is a heartwarming story about how sometimes life does not get back on track until we appreciate the things we have that others do not. We should turn from what’s in the past, leave behind any regrets and give thanks for the good things in our life.
The Querency—beginning at midnight 24 October—is when Witches and Cats seek to bond with each other. It lasts until sundown on Hallowe’en, when the Choosing—the selection period—begins and lasts until midnight [11:59:59pm].
~ Ordinatio pro Felis Silvestris Catus [Regulations for Woodland Cats]
One of our eShort stories for Halloween. A 1,151-word hybrid story (nonfiction with a fiction piece embedded). A father’s story to his daughters about a strange new girl he had met in high school: “When your eyes met hers, she was looking deeper into you than you could ever see into her.”