Flash Fiction: The Blood Lottery

Defiance at the Blood Lottery takes an unexpected turn.

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It’s been ages since I’ve participated in one of Chuck Wendig‘s flash prompts, but this week tossed a baited hook into the ol’ brain pond and trapped a rabid plot bunny. Last week Chuck asked his readers to give him titles. This week, he chose ten that struck his fancy, posted them up, and asked that we choose one and take it for a spin. This title hooked me hard and it was difficult not to go into a lot more detail than I did. This was a mean, vicious, evil plot bunny that I intend to nurture…er, no, no, I mean, lock away forever and ever. After this short. Yeah. That’s it. Continue reading “Flash Fiction: The Blood Lottery”

Petri Update: Watch as I Plod Along…

Progress on Petri and a quick teaser.

Well, another month has come and gone since the last update, so I’m popping in to hold myself accountable for my progress. A few legitimate things impeded workflow over the past month. Taxes – ’nuff said. We took a trip down to Portland, OR, for a three day weekend for our 25th anniversary. We came home from Portland  with a nasty cold that bordered on flu-like symptoms which meant we were doped up ’til the world went spinny. We’re still struggling to get over it. Still…here’s how things are going on the Petri front, along with a snippet of the new material. Continue reading “Petri Update: Watch as I Plod Along…”

Flash Short: CityFest

A piece of flash fiction…just because.

I was going through my files today and stumbled across this old short. I’d posted it to another site, now defunct, back in 2012 and promptly forgot about it. It’s a flash piece. A little longer than most at 2700 words, but still too short to be anything else. It’s very loosely based on every small-town Southern city festival I’ve ever been to – from the booths to the petty politics. I dusted it off, read over it, added some things, removed some things, and cleaned it up a bit. Hope you enjoy it! Continue reading “Flash Short: CityFest”

Settling In and a Teaser Snippet

Hello all and welcome to the new site! I hope you’ve had a chance to poke around a bit. Some of the lead-in text to the stories/articles may still refer to things that happened as late as two years ago since I simply did a quick copy/paste from the old site, so if you’re confused, yeah, it’s all my fault. I’ll try to go through and edit those, but I’m making no promises. I can be flaky at the best of times. Continue reading “Settling In and a Teaser Snippet”

Hello and Welcome!

Hello to any and everyone who stumbles across this little blog. After three years of paid hosting, I’ve decided to economize a bit and revert back to a free site for now. If you’ve followed me from the old site, I thank you for your loyalty in the face of my sporadic posting. If you’re new to me and the site, I welcome you and promise it won’t be a regular thing. Continue reading “Hello and Welcome!”