We didn't get a chance to send out our Christmas cards this year, but we did at least get our drabbles written and shared. Here's mine. Here's hoping this holiday season has been kind to you and yours, and best wishes for a kinder, happier 2017.
For my first #fridayflash story of 2014, I'm taking part in Chuck Wendig's Fairytales Remixed challenge (subgenre: "grimdark fantasy"). I actually already had this story in mind when his post popped up, so apparently it was fate. Or at least good motivation to actually get the words out of my brain and into the world. … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Sleeping Beauty’s Secret
It's the last Friday of the year, which is hard to believe. Thanks to the #fridayflash community for helping me keep up the writing, at least sporadically, during my Evolutionary Year. TIME IS MONEY Henry couldn’t see what all the fuss was about time, but he was bound and determined to find some. Being only five … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Time is Money
EARLY RETIREMENT He wasn't scheduled for retirement until the end of the universe, but he was just so damn tired. The world was very different than when he'd started. Expectations had grown and grown and grown until he could no longer keep up with the demand placed upon him by his customers. When he first … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Early Retirement
SANTA DOESN'T SWEAT The manager sighed as he watched the bead of sweat drip off the old man’s nose. “Let’s get some air on him,” he hollered at the woman dressed as an elf. She scurried over to the fan and pointed it at the bearded man in the red suit. Santa doesn’t sweat. He … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Santa Doesn’t Sweat
JACK FROST'S GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT People only think of wintry weather when they hear my name, but year by year, I’ve been expanding my reach. I first had the thought back in the 1950s, but it took a decade or so to wrap my icy tendrils around the first few black hearts. The first Black Friday was … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Jack Frost’s Greatest Achievement
Here's a bit of #FridayFlash one day early for Halloween. To those of you partaking in the grand adventure that is NaNoWriMo, best of luck & see you on the other side! GUARDIAN The cat had wandered into her yard again. She had tried everything -- coffee grounds, citrus peels, cayenne pepper, even moth balls. … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Guardian
Figured I'd better start gearing up for NaNoWriMo, so here's a short (and quickly written) dose of Halloween fiction. Please enjoy, & don't forget to visit the rest of the #fridayflash community! A FAMILIAR GIFT When the man arrived at my doorstep, I barely glanced at him. “Can I help you?” I asked. I wanted … Continue reading [FridayFlash] A Familiar Gift
I've started having a little fun with instagram the past week, trying to capture images that lend themselves to narrative. I wish there were easier ways to embed the video here, because I think they make neat little #fridayflash entries. Anywho, here's a link to the first one I did (my favorite so far).
I was scrolling through some old photos tonight, looking for something completely different, when I stumbled across this photograph I took in London back in 2010. I remember taking it, thinking it was in desperate need of a story. And so it's finally getting one, though I'm skeptical that this isn't the only tale this … Continue reading [FridayFlash] The Muse