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Ring of Bullets

Another flash fiction challenge from someone else’s title thanks to Chuck Wendig. I selected Ring of Bullets and I went weirdly literal? I feel like there are a lot of places to go weirdly literal with Ring of Bullets. Last time I selected a title no one else had picked and then as the stories started to filter in it was one of the more popular ones. So I’m just going with the one that grabbed me when I read…
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The Crow of Nine-World

Another flash fiction challenge from Chuck Wendig:  The Crow of Nine-World. This one was the best, because I didn’t have to come up with a title. And I hate titles. Pick from a list of titles and write something.  While “The River’s Mask” was very tempting I went with The Crow of Nine-World. A quick pause before we get to the main action. I’m considering starting a podcast to put the audio in. I’d love any feedback if people would…
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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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