Category: Lit Night – Story Slam

Something Short: A Story for a Prompt: Ghost

Performed at Story Slam at Books, Inc. Alameda Ghost by Bronwyn Emery [prologue: The thing about ghosts is the way they haunt you. You don’t know they’re there until they show up to unsettle you. A trick of the light. A flick in the dark. A shadow in the corner of your eye. Are they…
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Something Short: A Story for a Prompt: Heat

Burning to Sell the House* by Bronwyn Emery About a dozen years ago, when my then husband and I were selling our house and the kids were young and adorable and doing everything they could to sabotage us, I learned the hard way that cats are flammable.   And, if the tail goes up first,…
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Something Short: A Story for a Prompt: Naked

The Naked Truth by Bronwyn Emery I showed up to the zombie apocalypse with hairy legs. But first, I gave birth to my son. In the delivery room, in those precious 30 seconds between peak contractions, in that quiet space of concentrated breathing and focused preparation, I heard my unborn child’s great-grandmother declare, in a…
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Something Short: A Story for a Prompt: Growth

Performed at Books, Inc. Alameda for Story Slam Regrowth By Bronwyn Emery *Names have been changed to protect privacy When I was a child, a group of my friends got together and went to my mother and begged her to make me stop telling lies. First, they verified that my cat was not actually a…
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