This week’s Trifecta challenge, appropriately themed for Halloween, is BOO. Here is the third bullet of the definition given: 3. (verb) to show dislike or disapproval of someone or something by shouting “Boo” slowly I suppose now is as good a time as any to be writing a ghost story. “Meddling Kid” Jane looked up … More Trifecta Writing Prompt: BOO
I recently submitted a piece of flash fiction to MicroHorror’s Halloween Story Contest. The editor, Nathan Rosen, has it up on the site along with the other contest entries. Check it out! My sub is called “There Be Giants.” This is my short attempt at describing real terror. Fingers crossed on this one, guys!
I found a thing! I love all these online avenues that push us to create on a weekly/daily basis. Trifecta is a weekly prompt that requires writers to come up with a story between 33 and 333 words that uses the third definition (in a standard dictionary) of a given word. This week, the word is … More Trifecta Writing Prompt: PHANTOM
In the spirit of having been published this week by Burningword Literary Journal, I figured I would review a story in the July 1 issue. This flash fiction story by Amelia Jane Nierenberg hits rather close to home for me. Read the story here. This fantastic little piece manages to capture the essence of my … More Story of the Week #7 — “The Proposal” by Amelia Jane Nierenberg
Here’s another Five Sentence Fiction. The one-word inspiration for this week: “blades.” Betrayal Seri lowered her sword, glaring at Rian with eyes hard as onyx. “Why would you even think about working for that monster?” He smirked. “Mainly because I’m bored, but also just to see that look on your face.” Seri, heart throbbing in … More Five Sentence Fiction: “Betrayal”
Wrote up a short story for this week’s Five Sentence Fiction. The one-word inspiration for this week: “home.” Greyhound Genetics My old man suffers from an acute case of wanderlust. We’d never stayed in one place for more than four years at a time before building our own home and “settling down.” That was eight … More Five Sentence Fiction: “Greyhound Genetics”
I learned yesterday that my short story “How to Dye Window Treatments” is going to be published in the online magazine ObsessionMag (check them out here or here). Sweet beans! I’ll be sure to upload a link when one appears.
I was given the prompt to write a story in six sentences or less. Here is my attempt. The girl grew up on the “west” side of town. The average middle-class white kid either thought he was the reincarnation of Jack Kerouac or a bullet-addled thug; his parents thought themselves the only people who had … More Six Sentences Prompt