Flag Series #16

I’m featuring selections from my street photography album ( taken while Traveling at the Speed of Bike) that include American flags each day up until (and including) Election Day. Here’s the sixteenth. It’s part of my Trashed in Suburbia photo essay that served as research for a short story I wrote named Leaving Disturbia, which is part of a dark collection (still in progress) of disturbing short stories (including Pennies on the Tracks, Raking the Lizards*, A Year of Mournings*, A Tale of Two Sealboys*, and more) inspired by street photography. I took it while riding Magic. And. yes, I did rescue that bike and donate it to FreeBikes4Kids.

National Novel Writing Month is November and I may use it this year as inspiration to deep dive into my fiction again (although I’m coming off a very intense Biketober). If you are so inclined as well, check out NaNoWriMo., a nonprofit that encourages your efforts.

* These three short stories, and several others, have already won honors and been featured in published collections. So, yes, I do want to get back to my fiction . . .


Flag Series to Date

1. Times Square, New York City while riding Citibike bikeshare.
2. Santa Monica, California while riding Breeze bikeshare.
3. Mineola, New York while riding Schwinneola.
4. Atlanta, GA while riding Magic. (That’s the body of John Lewis arriving at the Georgia State Capitol.)
5. Boston, Massachusetts while riding Bluebikes bikeshare
6. Suwanee , Georgia while riding Attica

7. Atlanta, Georgia while riding Mulie

8. Krog Street Tunnel in Atlanta, Georgia while riding Magic

9. New York City while riding Citibike bikeshare

10. Venice, California while riding Breeze bikeshare
11. Atlanta, Georgia while riding Relay bikeshare
12. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania while riding HealthyRide

13. Dunwoody, Georgia while riding Data

14. Stone Mountain, Georgia while riding Data
15. Atlanta, Georgia while riding Magic
16. Dunwoody, Georgia while riding Magic

17. New York City while riding Citibike bikeshare

18. Boston while riding BlueBikes bikeshare

19. Atlanta while riding Relay bikeshare

20. Atlanta while riding Magic

21. Atlanta while riding Relay bikeshare

22. Santa Monica, CA while riding my daughter’s bike

23. New York City while riding Citibike bikeshare

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