The Old Soldier just came in from a long walk. So far it is a beautiful, sunny day in the City of Pittsburgh. The high will be in the mid 70s. The Old Soldier kept his eyes and ears opened as he walked down to the intersection of South Craig and Forbes Avenue to pick up the City Paper and then he went on to walk around the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.
Lots of students were out and about. My neighborhood has often been called the cultural center of the city. There are four or five universities in the neighborhood and the Carnegie Institute (Museum of Natural History and Museum of Art) is in the neighborhood just to mention a few things that the area has to offer.
Anyway, I strolled about soaking up the sights and the sounds. Now I’m back in my apartment blogging away, wondering if I’m going to get together with my brother Lloyd today who is in from California because our mother was in the hospital and wondering if I will find the courage to make a phone call to find out if I can get another deferment or a forbearance on my student loan. But it’s early afternoon and the day has started off well.
Keep reading and keep writing that flash fiction. And if you are a writer, why don’t you send me something? The Anything Goes tab at the top of the page is for non-fiction and the Submissions tab is for flash fiction.
- Proof: When Flash Fiction Is Good Enough It Is Art (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)
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