[FridayFlash] Sleeping Beauty’s Secret

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

[FridayFlash] Early Retirement

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

[FridayFlash] A New Hypothesis for a Better Tomorrow

Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day, whether that means you celebrated it or ignored it.  Per usual, if anyone has any feedback to offer on this week's slice of science-fictionish #fridayflash, I'd love to hear it. (Thanks to T for forcing a prompt on me.) Have a good weekend, and don't forget to check … Continue reading [FridayFlash] A New Hypothesis for a Better Tomorrow

[FridayFlash] Happy New Year

One of my goals this year (again) is to write at least 12 short stories, so I'm starting the year off right with the one below.  Can't wait to see what the rest of the #FridayFlash community comes up with for Week 1 of 2013! HAPPY NEW YEAR The old man stroked his long beard.  … Continue reading [FridayFlash] Happy New Year

[FridayFlash] The Muse

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