(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. On drives, my dad would share tiny memories from his life. A hundred little yarns, once knitted together, became one story: his. 6-24-17 Giving something up is different than being deprived of it. I can decide to live without, but I can't decide to stop missing it. 6-23-17 We open 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 [...]