Backhand Stories: The Creative Writing Blog

there were once three pretty cowards.

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i fell in love with each, and every, one. of. them.

and then they ran. as i waved, then walked back into my house & wrote the stories they’d read years later and think to themselves, “fuck.”

or, “of course.”

but mostly,

“as loud as she was, as childish and inappropriate. at least she made me laugh.”

because everyone needs someone, even some stranger, to love them unconditionally for a little while.

i loved you unconditionally, for a little while.

the thing is:

cliff diving is a very dangerous hobby.

terrifying.

but then you get to say you dove off a cliff; and people will nod at you like, “whoa. impressive.”

i bet that was a rush.

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  • Amanda

    AMAZING =] I am so proud of you!!

  • I like the story because it keeps you on your toes. Everyone needs to be on their toes now and then, thats what keeps life intresting.

  • Heather Schutmaat

    I have chills up the back of my neck and it’s 100 degrees in Texas. Bravo, Brummerhop.

  • Took me a while to get the gist of this. Think the lack of capitalization and the inappropriate full stops were a distraction. Once I’d got over that enjoyed it, well done!

  • Writing a short story requires more work than a lengthy novel; here the writer has become successful to convey the message in a simple but impressive manner -words.

  • MirMar

    I liked it. Sort of like a poem, nice cadence, language. A chuckle at the end.

  • Writing a short story requires more work than a lengthy
    novel; here the writer has become successful to convey the message
    in a simple but impressive manner -words.

  • Nic Whitaker

    “whoa. impressive.”