Tag Archive | science fiction

Missed Deadline Post: “To the Left of Orion”

I’d intended to submit this one for the weekly contest over at Thursday Threads but couldn’t hit the deadline due to a bedtime-resistant pre-schooler (that’s probably redundant). Anyway, the prompt required us to use the line “You know he’s coming back” in a 100- to 250-word tale. Here’s what I came up with. “To the Left of […]

Monday Micros: “A Taste of Freedom”

Initially submitted to the ever-incredible contest venue: Flash! Friday. The element for the week was “theme: defeat” and the picture prompt: And here is what I came up with: “A Taste of Freedom” I chanced across the bird while foraging at the Old Coast. It roosted on an exposed concrete slab. Its hooked beak drooped […]

Monday Micro–“Cloven Skies”

I almost didn’t participate in Flash! Friday last week as I spent the morning brainstorming, ended up with pages of notes and nothing that could possibly be distilled into 200 words. I got a bit of friendly goading from fellow (and incredibly talented) flasher, Michael Seese. So I slashed and hacked and fiddled and finally […]

Monday Micros–“Last Dryad” and “In the Loop”

Let’s dust this thing off and get rocking with some free fiction. These were last weeks entries to Flash! Friday. (I encourage everyone to check out the entries–some stellar examples of flash in there.) The photo prompt by Hartwig HKD was particularly evocative: The required element this week was conflict: man vs. man, and I […]

Monday Micros: “Fire with Fire” and “Facsimile”

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 […]

Monday Micros: “Post Time” and “Providence”

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 […]

Monday Micros: “Fidelity” and “True Skin”

We’re a day late with the micros due to working last night on a flash for Finish That Thought, a Tuesday contest, but since she’s on the east coast, we get the prompts at 9pm Monday–when I would normally post the micros. Both of my entries for this week’s Flash! Friday contest (for volume 42) managed […]