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

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Time of  the Long Shadows

 

 August air

thick enough to drink

surrounds us as we sit in the sun

waiting for the distant shadows

to overtake us

 

We cool ourselves with lemonade

and fan our faces

aware that just behind us

our own shadows fall across the grass

 

Not caring if we notice them

they mock our gestures

exaggerating every motion

in a grotesque ballet

 

The sun burns on

and we begin to melt

 

Our shadows deepen

looking less and less like us

and more like clouds of

living darkness

that spread across the landscape

moving with us as we move

growing longer while we wait




Originally published in Octavo




Links to Published Works

Poetry

 Junior

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