(Micro)Flash Fiction Friday – The Hunter

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?

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Flash Fiction Friday – The House

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.

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Trope Tuesdays

I’m back for another look at the various tropes found in romance and/or urban fantasy. These tropes are the underlying theme of a novel, such as “enemies to lovers” or “fated mates.” Some are beloved standards in the industry. Others are, for me, a hard line drawn in the sand. All generate different reactions from different readers (and sometimes from the same reader at different times in their lives). I’ll give a few examples of my favorites and provide links if they seem interesting..

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(Micro)Flash Fiction Friday – Questions

Hello! It’s Friday and time for another short snippet of fiction. This week is a super-short one at only 155 words. I’ve skipped one of the group’s prompts, but I wanted to get this one out for Halloween. I’m prepping for NaNo (yes, again) so I’m not sure how many more of these I can squeeze out between working on that project.

The photo included the prompt of “Who lives here? What’s the story with this house?” I wanted something a bit spooky but not too much. Horror isn’t my jam though I’ve dipped a toe in with these shorts before. 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.

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