Dianne Thomas

Dianne Thomas

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I'm a Detroit-based writer whose work has appeared in Octavo, Flashquake, The Threepenny Review, and other online and print publications.


This website offers free reading of my fiction, poetry, vignettes, and more.  

See the download section for available content in pdf form. 

This Week's Highlight


Playground on a Winter Night

The perfect snow has covered every footprint
eliminating every trace of play
on the ground at the base of the slide
and formed a sugar-crystal glaze
on the bars of the jungle gym

The swings have not been taken down
Their chains sway back and forth
propelled by childish ghosts
whose laughter masquerades as wind

They race to see
which one can fly the highest
then skitter off to climb the jungle gym
and tumble down the slide
leaving no trace of their play
no telltale footprint
in the perfect snow

Links to Published Works



Published by Flashquake

Intensities of IV or Less  

Short Stories

The Life of the Party

She thought about just giving up on

the idea of going to the party, but 

when she considered alternatives ...

Memoir & More

 The Talking Wall

Everyone agreed about where the wall came from. It was what was left of an old grocery store... 

Dance without Song

Published by Banshee

What's Left

Published by Alsop Review

Sunday Morning

They would sit in straight-backed chairs and drink coffee at a table

he had made from old boards  

Previously published by Flashquake

My Dinner with Joe 

I don’t think I really wanted to date Joe. Hanging out with a group was fine. But just the two of us ... 

contact: dianne.thomas.online@gmail.com