Tag Archive | writing

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 Micro: “Dreaming of Midsummer Nights”

This puckish little tale earned an Honorable Mention over at my favorite weekly contest, Flash! Friday. The photo prompt featured a hoodied panhandler and the required element was Character: Spy. “Dreaming of Midsummer Nights” 210 words A butterfly landed on the edge of Robin’s alms cup and fanned its stained-glass wings. Robin sucked in his […]

Monday Micros–“Escape Velocity” and “Next Phase”

Our Flash Friday (volume 3-11) two-part prompt included, for the setting element: moon. For the picture prompt we got this shot from: Harshil Shaw: For a prompt that begs to go spec-fic, my first piece teases at being SF, but is really straight fiction–though gauging from the comments I’ve received so far, I may not […]

Monday Micros–“Slobber and Sympathy” and “Ripple Effect”

A lucky week of flash for me. After being stunned by a win over at MicroBookends with “God of Diggers”, I woke up today to the results of Flash! Friday vol. 3–9: “Slobber and Sympathy” nabbed an honorable mention while “Ripple Effect” earned me a sleek Dragon Badge: Shout out to the judges of Dragon Team two, […]

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 […]

Friday Flasher: “Gentlefolk”

This one earned runner-up over at Angry Hourglass (round 42 of Flash Frenzy). It’s based on a fabulous photo by David Shakes, whose stories rival his photography in evocative awesomeness. Gentlefolk The contrails of our exodus lace the maroon evening in pink, while the current crinkles against the hull of my skiff. I exhale into […]

Monday Micros: Earth-Colony and a Radioactive Monk

Spill over from last week’s contest. The first one took 3rd place over at MicroBookends, a fun contest where we get a photo prompt and the first and last words for a 100-word flash. Autochthonous Earth clings like a barnacle to a distant sun. Moody purple clouds bruise the beige sky, and we make the […]