all our travels

“All Our Travels” by Paul Crenshaw, published by River Teeth Journal’s blog “Beautiful Things.”

In reading, notice how the writer could have started the story with, “My dog died and so I …” or “When our relationship ended, I had to…”

Instead, the writer starts where the story starts – literally in mid-air – and moves forward, always forward, until we meet the reason we are on the plane.

Photo “One Cloud Taller Than the Rest” provided by Henry Burrows via Flickr’s Creative Commons licence.

“Beautiful Things” publishes nonfiction of 250 words or less.