15-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

January 15th, 2552 Patiently Waiting Jr. Wrench Monkey in Training, Kat ‘237’, Reporting Well, my, we’ve been busy. I have to remind myself that we are not being slow and inefficient, we’re being careful and thorough. I had to remind myself of that again when I was assigned to schlep equipment for another team of […]

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11-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

January 11th, 2552 Evac Drill A Bunny suited Katherine ‘Kat’ James reporting There’s nothing like an emergency drill after the fact. The ‘Twilight of the Gods’ hull ruptured. The emergency call rippled through the fleet. Before the klaxons fell silent, half the crew was gone. There was a tense silence as the recovery teams were […]

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10-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

January 10th, 2552 Ship Shape isn’t all that shapely Pilot Katherine ‘Kat’ James reporting Now that we are officially in unknown territory we’re working our way through systems checks. I’m learning a lot about swearing, detecting areas of radioactive saturation and stress, what Cookie calls ‘an RS and S’ check. My part of the check […]

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Flash Fiction – Thursday’s Threads

Every Thursday author Siobhan Muir runs “Thursday’s Threads” it’s a Flash Fiction Contest where you are given a line from last week’s winning story as a prompt.  You have to include the line in your story (you can break it up using punctuation only) The word limit is 100 to 250 words. I’ve been participating […]

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Anatomy of an edit: Less might not be more, but sometimes it’s better

This week’s Flash Friday prompt inspiration was “Pilgrim’s Progress” and the Elements that were given almost wrote the story in my head… only with 100 words +/- 1.. I had my work cut out for me. The first draft started out nicely: Good and Evil walked together last night, down that long and winding road. They talked about […]

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November 17, 2015

Story: Count Down

This story first appeared yesterday for Siobhan Muir’s Thursday’s Threads. A slightly longer, better edited version follows: Staring anxiously at the timer, Beth let her breath out slowly. “The clock is running out,” she said in a husky whisper, as if she thought being quiet would keep the thing from going off. “I know,” I answered, […]

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November 7, 2015

Story: In the Dark, They Sing

Ink After Dark held their first Monster Mash contest where they supplied the titles and the writers supplied the stories to go with them.  The title I chose was one of the most popular: “In the Dark, They Sing”    Now that the competition is over, I submit the story (edited slightly) for your enjoyment.  Happy […]

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October 31, 2015

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One thing leads to another

As you may or may not know… I write… a lot. Some if it is long and well thought out, some is so well thought out it never sees the light of day, but to keep me going and producing fiction that is actually out there and available to read, I write flash fiction.   […]

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August 7, 2015

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