In between final tweaks to Brienne and Draxton, building a very tiny diorama (check my Instagram for the finished project), screwing up a post here forcing me to repost it, and choosing the couple for Izabel, I carved out a moment for a tiny piece of flash fiction. The prompt came from the same location as the others and isn’t a very happy story. So, if you’re not in a good place right now, maybe wait until you’re ready for it.Continue reading “(Micro)Flash Fiction Friday – Summer, 2016”
Another Friday, another short snippet of fiction. Since the last one, I’ve had a small panic when I thought I’d lost almost half of a manuscript’s edits in a file save error, ran through that one with another more thorough editing pass, and did a third pass through Draxton. I’m really happy where both those are sitting.
The Application is based on the image below with the prompt “Where is this house? Who lives here? Is it old with a history or new?” Again, I didn’t stay perfectly true to the prompt. Had I gone into who lived there, it wouldn’t have been a flash short at all, but a potential short story. Besides, this leaves a lot up to the interpretation of the reader.Continue reading “(Micro)Flash Fiction Friday – The Application”
Hello! It’s Friday and time for another short snippet of fiction. Things have happened, but most are good things, so I was able to get back to my flash pieces. I have two manuscripts off to beta readers and am plotting the next books in both those series. With a couple of days to completely chill, play video games, and just be, I was able to hop back into things.
The Gallery is based on the featured image below with the prompt “What business is tucked away here, just waiting to be discovered?” It may not be the expected shop, but I enjoyed it!Continue reading “(Micro)Flash Fiction Friday – The Gallery”
Hello! It’s Friday and time for another short snippet of fiction. This week has been… a lot. You know how they say “when it rains, it pours?” as a euphemism for things going all good or all bad? Yeah. It sucks. Just everything. But never fear! I wrote a happy, cheerful microflash of only 246 words.
*Checks Notes* Oh. Oh, no. It’s… kinda not happy. Or cheerful. It is, however, microflash! That’s gotta count for something, right?Continue reading “(Micro)Flash Fiction Friday – The Hunter”
Hello! NaNoWriMo has stopped chewing up my brain so it’s time for another short snippet of fiction. This week, I’m keeping things closer to traditional flash fiction length at 544 words. When I saw the photo, I knew I wanted to do something with it, but I had a challenge to meet and a manuscript to finish. With Brienne off to the beta readers, I could return to the photo.
The photo included the prompt of “Does someone still live here? If so, who? If not, what happened to them?” I’d planned to go in an entirely different direction, but it wanted to be this story, so here it is. If anyone else wants to play along, feel free to paste yours in the comments below, link to your own site, or on my Facebook page.Continue reading “Flash Fiction Friday – The House”