Red Flags

Memo of a missing payment Returning home to smell of smoke Increasing shore lines Anger rising A mystery pain in your chest What to do with red flags? Notice them and face the issue? Make them white flags of surrender? Let them drape your life in terror? Or turn them into roses? Photo by Gian … More Red Flags

Brevity

Edit. Reshape. Trim your prose. Don’t panic. The piece simply must fit.   Your dirty trick of utilizing abundant elongated terminology   Bores readers.   Strunk’s redundant imperative “Omit needless words. Omit needless words. Omit needless words.” Grabs my writer attention   Trim it back. The clock is ticking. Be brief. Make it fit.