Welcome to the website of Ruth Long: reader, writer, and giggler.

Ruth writes flash fiction, short stories, and novellas as well as essays about reading, writing, and creativity.

She binge-watches historical, scifi, and foreign language television series, plays Dungeons and Dragons with manic enthusiasm, and daydreams about Doc Holliday. When not writing, she can be found curled up with a book, walking her terrier Jax, or conducting science, cooking or craft experiments with her grandchildren.


The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.
~ Junot Diaz

After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.
~  Philip Pullman

Whenever you are fed up with life, start writing: ink is the great cure for all human ills.
~  C. S. Lewis