flash fiction. Poetry

Flash Fiction: The Gifted Writer by Mark Tulin

The Gifted Writer was first published in Friday Flash Fiction. Enjoy this updated version. Featured image by Aleks Dahlberg on unsplash.com.

~The Gifted Writer by Mark Tulin~

Winston believed that writing was a blessing, if not a miracle. He was a quadriplegic, and to be able to write each day was life-affirming. Winston had a steady stream of ideas and got the most out of his mental capacities. It was the ultimate satisfaction to breathe his words into the mic and have them printed on paper. His wife edited his poems, sent them to various publications, and some were published. It was gratifying to have his wife read his poetry from a magazine as he sat stiffly in the wheelchair.

Winston was unable to move an inch but capable of climbing mountains with his words.

I am an author, poet, humorist, and short story writer from Palm Springs, California. I write about various topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia to my years as a family therapist and finally to my soul-searching in California. These are poetic narratives that may have humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

7 comments on “Flash Fiction: The Gifted Writer by Mark Tulin

  1. Very well put, Mark. I think some of us put ourselves into mental “wheelchairs” when we don’t access our abilities.

  2. How precious that he still has a “life” worth living. Well expressed, Mark!

  3. Beautifully expressed.

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