In my journal, there is a page with a list. Not a to-do list. Not a to-don’t list. It’s a list of titles, or maybe flash titles, as they are shorter than flash fiction.
They are a fragment of an idea. A question without an answer. OK, here’s an example:
Writing in a Burning House
See? You can see it, but it’s just out of reach. When I add to the list, I never check amazon, iTunes or any other source, as I don’t want to know if it exists, I just want to consider it.
Spinning Tears into Gold and Gold into Dross
Some seem sad around the edges, some make sense if you don’t think about it too hard.
High Thread-Count Fear
Cactus-spine needle, threaded with rain
Surely I can’t be the only person who does this. Or maybe I am.
–Quinn McDonald is a writer who draws with words.