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‘Opera in Private’ on Paragraph Planet


More with the shameless self-promotion!

I’m happy to say my short “Opera in Private” is featured today on Paragraph Planet, a creative writing website that publishes 75-word pieces of flash fiction. Check it out while you can. The pieces change daily.


UPDATE 11-05-2010: Here’s my entry that was featured Nov. 4.

Opera in private. I do that, you know. Sing great songs as if I’m a great soprano, swiping Leontyne’s vigor. Each note a grand guttural release – escaping air once trapped in my belly. Performances nightly, twice on Wednesdays. Sometimes I’m a private dancer, my basement a stage – a prima ballerina pirouetting between loads of whites and darks. These stolen moments only poetic postponement of toilet cleanings and floor waxings. No one minds. Do you?

Author: Jacqui Barrineau

Jacqui Barrineau is a writer and editor who lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., with husband Trey, a Shetland Sheepdog and two unhelpful-but-funny cats. Her work has appeared in "So to Speak" and "Calliope," and she's a regular contributor to the flash-fiction sites Paragraph Planet and Doorknobs & Bodypaint. Once upon a time, she was the audience engagement editor at USA Today. Now she does other fun things that involve advertising, marketing and social media. The views expressed here and in other outlets are hers, not her clients'. Outside of work, she's proud to serve on the Northern Virginia Community College Marketing Advisory Committee. As a committee member, she joins industry leaders in lending their knowledge and expertise to ensure the college's Marketing curriculum is relevant and responsive to the needs of the students and the surrounding business communities.

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