Miss MacIntosh greeted her students with a smile over lukewarm coffee. She complimented Lucy’s lost tooth and Steven’s haircut. As the class stood for the national anthem, loud pops interrupted the music. Miss MacIntosh slipped out of her heels and raced across the room in stocking feet. Peering out the door, she met the wide … More Lockdown

Choking Hazard

What fruits are dangerous? I cut grapes in half. I pit cherries. But, did you know a strawberry can’t be popped loose? Instead, it squishes. Dribbling juice down my son’s throat. As paramedics scramble to save my choking child, his face turns blue. My clammy hands clutch the empty bag from his snack. Each second … More Choking Hazard

Microinterview: Heather MacDonald

Heather MacDonald’s two 100 word microfiction stories, “Choking Hazard” and “Lockdown”, will appear in the fourth issue of The Centifictionist (Vol. 2, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2021). Heather graciously answered a few brief questions for us. Read the interview below. 1. What inspired the stories “Choking Hazard” and “Lockdown”? My inspiration for both stories comes primarily … More Microinterview: Heather MacDonald