(140-Character Creative Nonfiction)

The Twitter hashtag #CNFtweets, encouraged by Creative Nonfiction Magazine, is used to tell short, true stories. I'm compiling my contributions to the hashtag here. This page gets updated regularly. Floating atop the sea of day-glo backpacks, the kindergarten parents' t-shirts proudly declare allegiance to aging alt-rock idols. 10-17-17 Hours of urgent scrubbing in hope of duping our guests into believing we don't let the place go until company forces us to clean. 10-4-17 The Read more [...]


(This true story first appeared at the splendid The twenty-something woman made a rookie mistake, standing within earshot of the old man in the flannel. She probably didn’t know, or maybe she enjoys gambling, but as soon as she planted her feet at the front of the #35, the clock was ticking. There weren’t many clicks before he spoke up. “What’s that in your glass?” he asks, pointing at her mason jar. She looked down as if to confirm her answer. “Chia milk.” “Chia Read more [...]