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Titles

Inspired by the Flash Fiction challenge at Terrible Minds I have thoughts about titles. I’m horrible with titles. Positively awful. When I work on projects they are usually named by main character or a primary characteristic. So a few of my current and recent works in progress are labeled in my files as: Mountain Lion Man Faye Lia Peregrine Falcon Robin Hood AI Exactly zero of these are good names. Most of them are just ways to refer to the…
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Flash Fiction Challenge – Borrowed Character

I spent most of the day so far hammering through a read aloud/record/listen pass of my short for the upcoming anthology (new author added! Check Ariele Sieling’s stuff out). But I took a break to clear my head and meet the flash fiction challenge of the week from terrible minds. I borrowed the character Karen Boyd from the Scary Hippopotamus for the terrible minds flash fiction challenge of the week. Karen sounds awesome (go read!) and I’m not sure I…
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A character

The latest Flash Fiction Challenge at terribleminds. A character in 250 words. (Luckily not 250 characters…) I pull the blankets up over my face and whine. I hide in the warmth of the bed, but my brain won’t shut up. I sigh dramatically and throw the heavy quilt off, swinging my feet over the edge of the bed. The familiar metal on cement sound of my feet rings out. I stomp over to the stove and pull it open tossing…
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Mothman’s Bride – A Flash Fiction Challenge

For the Flash Fiction Pop Culture Challenge from Chuck Wendig I rolled up a 7 for The Mothman Prophecies (which of course I have not seen, however I have seen many shows on cryptoeverything, read books, listened to podcasts —Monster Talk is awesome– so I decided to go with what I know of Mothman the cryptid and call that a win) and Princess Bride (which I have seen, most notably at a midnight showing I once went to alone because…
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Anthology in the works

I’m currently excited to be working on an anthology with a good friend, Stefan Budansew, from NaNoWriMo. The pieces are Urban Fantasy. It’s a great group of people with different styles. I’m really looking forward to our finished project. My piece is a short about a woman who helps an abandoned dog, only to find out he’s a lot more. Never quite sure what you’ll find when you take in a dog. Usually love. Sometimes more! “You kind of look like…
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