Let’s get this ol’ gal of a blog cranking with some micros. My Scrivener file of flashes is bursting at the seams. We had a big couple of weeks over at Flash! Friday, what with the third Flashversary and the start of the new year with a panel of shiny new judges. So this week’s […]
My entries for last Flash! Friday. “Post Time” is one of the week’s lone SF tales featuring the prompt of “bankruptcy” and this Depression-era photo (taken by Marion Post Wolcott on Black Thursday): “Post Time” They’re going to cut funding any day now. No one wants to think about pre-Apoc. They’re just waiting for the […]
I wasn’t the only one who saw Undead Elvis in that photo.
In terms of Scooby Snacks to my ego, this has been a fabulous contest week. First of all, over at Angry Hourglass’s Flash Frenzy, I managed to get another FlashMaster badge for “Carving Out a Space”, an SF piece based on a pic prompt of pumpkins. It got featured here, for Humpday Quickie #39. Then, […]
[Delayed due to Canadian Thanksgiving celebration with pals and the next round of Flash Frenzy.] From Angry Hourglass, my second attempt at Flash Frenzy earned me this: : For Round 38. The prompt photo was this great shot by Ashwin Rao: I went for semi-straight fiction (comedy) on this one. I never really know how […]
I struggled with this Flash Friday prompt. The picture came from GothPhil who shot it off the coast of Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia: … with the entreaty to include a politician. And the imaginations of the writers over at Flash! Friday soared. The winner’s circle included two of my personal top three: the agonizing “Hourly Arithmetic” by […]
One of the things I love about flash is that it has the creative flexibility of poetry. Non-standard narratives that would get annoying in a longer work, shine in a piece of flash. For “Panacea” I have the first person narrator address the impact character in the second person. I’m very satisfied with how it […]