Tag Archive: flash fiction

Soup

Another Friday, another challenge from Chuck Wendig at Terrible Minds. Last week people posted the first sentence for something, only the first sentence. He got over 500 comments, eep!, and selected 10. I picked one of those and this is my take on that sentence. Soup “Of all the things I expected to find in my tomato soup, this wasn’t one of them.” (Stella Wood) I grinned and slurped down the chunk of real, fresh tomato. I pushed my spoon…
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False Gods

False Gods is my answer to a new challenge from the terrible minds of Chuck Wendig. The challenge was roll a random number generator and get two sub genres and mash them up into something shiny and new. I got technothriller and mythology. I’m not entirely sure I hit either of those genres exactly…But hopefully it’s still enjoyable. False Gods We will remove all false gods from the world. One by one. I surveyed the murder scene. The woman was…
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600 Second Saga

I’m starting a podcast at the end of March. It will be 600 Second Saga. It will be a flash fiction podcast. 600 seconds (or 10 minutes) or less of science fiction and fantasy delivered as a weekly podcast. I will be writing and reading my own works, but I’d also like to read flash fiction from other authors. I am in search of pieces that are 1,000 words or less that float anywhere within or near the sci-fi and…
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I don’t Facebook-my characters do: Facebook Invasion

Over at Terrible Minds Chuck Wendig threw down a confusing but interesting flash fiction challenge. Tell a story using a social media platform (FB/Twitter/etc). Yeah, ok Chuck, I’ll grant you, it’s hard to explain! Basically an epistolary using your social media of choice. An interesting challenge. Not one I’m sure I’ll be quick to repeat, but difficult things are good challenges. Though I do love reading messages and tweets from superheroes, I’m not sure that is the kind of writer…
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Alone – Again

A couple of updates and then onto another flash fiction piece (or jump ahead for Alone – Again). Update: Publishing Thieves has been updated and remastered and is out now on Amazon for $.99. It will also, hopefully, be out soon on Audible as an audiobook. (Check back for updates on that.) I will also have another audiobook (I’m reading someone else’s book) coming out soon on Audible. I’ll announce that when everything is finalized and it is available. Update:…
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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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Cold Escape – A flash fiction challenge

Why? Chuck Wendig threw down some sort of gauntlet filled with geese and assassins and lightening. And also pretty pictures. Because what good is a goose without a pretty picture? I don’t understand either. I’m secretly not entirely sure he understands. Shh. But what I do understand is a challenge. This challenge was to write a 1K flash fiction piece about a photo from a random photo generator. Show me! The lovely photo I selected (in part because it’s a…
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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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