Category: Reading

Describing Embarrassed

When you’re making a presentation, it’s forgetting all your lines, and your materials, and becoming hot, and sweaty, and panicked while a group of bored, impatient, sympathetic, and tired faces wait for you to either begin, or walk away. It’s seeing someone wave to you […]

Found Poem, Update, and a Review

So I’m feeling particularly lazy this week and have decided to foray into Found Poetry. (This is a nod to both my writer friend JR Frontera, as well as my high school English teacher.) This was found using the titles of teen books. the fifth […]


“It’s on the table.” Everything in the house had gone quiet, so when Grandma CeeCee’s voice called out to five-year-old Shay from the room at the end of the hall, it sounded as though she was standing right beside the girl. This startled Shay for […]

Short Story: You’d Like to Know

Copyright © 2013 C.L. Mannarino All rights reserved. “I feel so dirty.” Clare hid her face in her hands, closing her eyes as another wave of nausea passed through her. A hand rubbed her back and the couch creaked as her friend, Shay, leaned closer. […]