I read a Beautiful Thing

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.


Author: allehall

I am a writer. I write to explore childhood: literary essays and short fiction, journalism, and three haiku. My published work expresses my belief that everything which did or did not happen to me as a child is manifesting in everything that is or is not happening to me today. More importantly, it is also manifesting for my children. I believe funny is the new navel-gazing, and that the best funny keeps a penny's worth of serious in an accessible pocket. Little-known fact: I have a completed novel decorating the inside of a desk drawer. Perhaps it is not funny enough.

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