Stories tagged “vignette”

  • Sale Weekend

    I like meandering by little neighborhoods, especially during the summer. Several times some of the houses, or indeed the entire neighborhood, will drag an enormous amount of unwanted knick-knacks or flat-out junk, semi-organize it with some coherency, ...

  • Second Chances

    She forgot him. Not all at once, but at fits and starts over years, her mind piling full of new memories that had nothing to do with his blue eyes or the curve of his lips. She built dreams of a future that bore no resemblance to the fantasies she ente...

    • Author: alternata
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Vignette: Theatre

    An old building in an old district in an old town houses some old magic. The oldest magic. The magic of story and dance and art. The magic of make-believe. This old building was the dream of a young man. He believed, as do we all at some point in our l...

  • Vignette: Bridge

    For itself, it is the bridge. For the cops, it’s a magnet for trouble. Drug dealers, thieves, and all manner of criminals were drawn to this place, pulled from every direction. Left to their own devices, they would make the bridge a haven for the...

  • Vignette: City

    It was becoming something else. What was once the small capital of an unimportant country had been transformed due to the war. Weapons needed to be made, soldiers needed to be trained, things needed to be learned. The streets were paved now. Materiel n...

  • Her Plumb Line Waltz; 1st Movement

    On Sundays he would go to the bakery, grab two bagels, and take his Sabbath at her dance studio on tenth. She had live piano during her classes, and when they were over she would dance alone, he taking the bench and plucking out a sonatina or arabesque...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5