Friday’s Flash Fiction – Engineering Dream

Another entry for Flash!Friday. ( The Challenge: 200 Words Exactly Based on the following image: The Entry: Engineering Dream (Short form) Alex waited anxiously as the engineering review board studied his request to preserve a derelict spaceship. The fact that the craft was still functional after a century and a half indicated that studying it […]

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July 21, 2013

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Anatomy of an Edit: Part V

Another flash fiction, another tale of editing in the fast lane. This week, I got a late start and ended up doing a lot of adjusting sections of story as I went.  I had less than an hour to write before it was due and since I was in  a hurry, I didn’t keep as […]

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July 6, 2013


FlashFiction rewrite

Yesterday I posted my edits for the flash fiction contest I’d entered, taking the story down to it’s required 150 words (give or take 25), and I said, that it would be a better story if I could take it to the 300-500 range. This sounded like a good exercise to me, and so this […]

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June 23, 2013

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The anatomy of an edit: Part III

Another Friday!Flash, and another post writing break down. This time the prompt was the Mona Lisa – word count 150 give or take 25.   Admittedly that gave me a lot more leeway than last week’s challenge, but I was about to find out that that isn’t always enough. I’m discovering that with flash fiction, […]

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June 23, 2013


Flash Fiction Addiction

The more flash fiction I write the more I enjoy it.  I also fear it.  As if limiting myself to 500 words or less to tell a story weren’t hard enough, last Friday I tried my hand at telling a story in 95-105 words, and today the goal was 100 words exactly. I thought 100 […]

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June 15, 2013

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Writing my first flash fiction

I wrote my first flash fiction yesterday, and it was oddly more challenging that I’d expected.  There are the standard concerns: will I be able to come up with something for a prompt and have it ready to post within 24 hours; I’m posting in front of strangers, who are reading for the flash, not […]

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June 1, 2013

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