366 Days of Writing · Original Posts · Short Stories

Day 126: Rhythm

Bum-bum-bum-bum-bum-bum-bum. Shshshshshshsh. She thought the incessant hum of the railroad tracks would never go away. She could feel it in her breastbone- the throbbingly heavy vibrations of the steel wheels against the steel wheels thrilled through her ribs. The clattering was loud and annoying. It brought her back to herself, reminding her of where she… Continue reading Day 126: Rhythm

366 Days of Writing · Original Posts · Short Stories · Violetta's Story

Day 124: Longevity

Violetta’s family had a long history. Yes, they were immigrants. Yes, they were Italian. Yes, those two things combined to make the family’s history long, rich, and sacred, passed down from generation to generation. But that was only part of the story. The rest of the story was that almost everyone in Violetta’s family lived… Continue reading Day 124: Longevity

366 Days of Writing · Original Posts · Violetta's Story

Day 117: Violetta

Violetta. Purple, it meant. Some of her more tried and true American friends, those whose families had been Americans for generations, laughed a little about it sometimes. “So fancy, so Italian,” they teased. “Why not just Violet?” Violetta always smiled with them, for she knew they meant well. It wasn’t as odd as other names,… Continue reading Day 117: Violetta