Dianne Thomas

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



Bird Calls

A man’s voice

measured, clear

free of emotion

issues from the CD player

“Indigo Bunting”

The first note sounds

and the room evaporates

We are walking in the botanical park

Just overhead

on a branch of a tree

we spot the bright blue profile

Head held high

throat full of music

he proclaims his identity

The call goes unanswered

The man’s voice returns

“Painted Bunting”

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 ...

Vignettes, 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 on a date 

seemed weird.  

contact: dianne.thomas.online@gmail.com