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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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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FlashFriday – Vol 2-6 – Anatomy of a story

This time, rather than reverse engineer my story’s progress and comment after the fact, I decided to write down the entire process.   As you may or may not know, FlashFriday is a flash fiction (short story/micro fiction) contest that is, oddly enough, run every Friday.  I’ve been participating for a little less than a […]

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Flash Friday Vol.2 -1 Adventures in Judging

FlashFriday just celebrated its anniversary last week, and this week marks the start of a new year and a new judging cycle… only this quarter: I’m a judge. Friday arrived and I did what I do every Friday since I discovered FlashFriday  (http://flashfriday.wordpress.com/) I waited until after midnight to look at the picture before going […]

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FlashFriday Flash-Versary

This week, FlashFriday (FlashFriday@wordpress.com) is doing something different – a special celebration of their first annivesary, their flashversary… 350  words (exactly ) and the prompt was posted on Monday.   I thought this would be so much easier: one story, 350 words and 5 days to write it.  The only problem was… I ended up […]

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December 7, 2013

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Flash!Friday #49

Little did I know how addictive these things could get.  A short work, less than 500 words…  no long term commitment… what’s not to love? This week’s prompt: The kicker:  150 words, exactly. Bottleneck The battle had raged for hours, but the small defensive force had brought the invading army to a halt. For three […]

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November 11, 2013


Flash Fiction Challenge – Race the Date #1

This story was written for the first “Race the Date” a flash fiction challenge,  (a weekly flash fiction contest hosted by Cara Michaels ) The Universal Truth of Time Travel They say that time travel is difficult, if not impossible, but they have never tried to conjugate a verb into the pluperfect-past-participle, present indicative, future […]

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November 6, 2013

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Flash Friday #47

My last few entries, while fair weren’t really ‘worth writing home about,’ but this week’s entry made me smile… Start with a still from from the black and white move:  “When the Clouds Roll By”, add 37 writers and allow them about 200 words each and you’ll be amazed at what they come up with. […]

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October 26, 2013


Flash Friday #42

As you probably know by now, I participate in FlashFriday (FlashFriday.Wordpress.com’s weekly flash fiction contest) where they choose a prompt and a length and writers work to complete a story based on the prompt that meets the length requirements. This weeks’ prompt was an interesting place, with an even more interesting name: The target word […]

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September 22, 2013

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