Flash Fiction :: Questions

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Every Wednesday, Tracey (Tracey’s Tavern) offers up a Hump Day Challenge. Like many flash fiction challenges, the story should contain no more than 100 words. Specific to Tracey’s challenge, the story is required to include five words of Tracey’s choosing. This week, the five words Tracey chose are: angels, forces, fiber, blunt and tangled.

My stories don’t typically match the genre of the other stories within the challenge. Alas, I enjoy the challenge, and I want to give these words a spin. I hope you like it. Continue reading

Flash Fiction :: That Place

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Today I am participating in Glitter Lady’s Tuesday Tales. Tuesday Tales is a Flash Fiction challenge consisting of 100 words based on a picture and word Stevie (Ms. Glitter Lady) posts to her Tuesday Tales page.

Attached to my blog is the picture Glitter Lady provided. The word she picked is legion. Continue reading

Flash Fiction: The Outfit

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Once again, I chose to take part in Sioban’s Thursday Threads Challenge. Just like last week, this piece is to be more than 100 words, less than 250 words and contain a prompt from the previous week’s winner.

The prompt for this challenge is “You look great, and yeah, you’re worth a million bucks.” And, I dare say many of you know where this will take me. Continue reading

Flash Fiction: The Car

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Once again, I chose to take part in Sioban’s Thursday Threads Challenge. Just like last week, this piece is to be more than 100 words, less than 250 words and contain a prompt from the previous week’s winner.

The prompt for this challenge is “Sure you are, tough guy”, and this bit of fiction is inspired by a fellow blogger, Kim, the G is Silent and her adventures with Passat Girl. I’ve also pulled in another person from within the blogosphere, Bridget (aka Twinisms). I never-met Bridget through Kim, whom I never-met through another blogger.

Please forgive me …

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His name was Milo Scaggins.

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I’m at it again. I’m taking part in another flash fiction challenge. My hope is that these challenges will help me build my writing muscles.

Writing about myself day in and day out is ‘easy’, whereas trying to create a fictitious story is hard (for me). Oh, and did I mention the fact that, during Christmas my brother made a comment to me about my writing? Yeah, I took his comment to mean something along the lines of, “If you are telling stories about yourself, it’s not really writing.”

I think a part of me believes him, so I am looking to build muscles where flab currently exists. (FYI: I hate exercising.) Continue reading