Moon Shot

Via Dave Kingsbury's Moon Shot tanka challenge Dave Kingsbury at A Nomad in Cyberspace posted a beautiful, evocative tanka today and challenged followers to add their own "in the hope that . . . the whole thing turns out to be somehow greater than the sum of its parts." Here's Dave's kickstarter tanka: Eyes down … Continue reading Moon Shot

A Common Tragedy

Confession:  When I first saw my friend Rachel Ann’s invitation to attempt her “List Story Writer’s Challenge”, I was skeptical.  About whether or not a story could be told using nothing but lists.  About whether or not I could tell a story using only lists.  But after reading her original and very interesting list story … Continue reading A Common Tragedy

A Fire on the Mountain

The other day, my friend Victoria at raynotbrabdury tagged me with the "Spin a Story" challenge, which she explained is a version of a long-established writing exercise called "The Wheel". The rules are as follows: Pick any newspaper, magazine, or book of any style or genre. Choose 3 random words (best if done with your eyes closed).  … Continue reading A Fire on the Mountain

Steve’s Story, Part 4

I'm availing myself of the penultimate opportunity to participate in WordPress's heretofore unbroken chain of connection and collaboration that is the Daily Post before they yank it out from under us forever.  I already aired my grievances in yesterday's two  posts and have joined Judy Dykstra-Brown's urgent forum seeking to persuade WordPress to change their … Continue reading Steve’s Story, Part 4

Gratuitous Pseudopun

via Daily Prompt: Sleeve From the farthest corners of the globe, I hear the chorus of groans already, but I can't help myself.  I beg y'all's indulgence.  My quirky self demands momentary release.  This is crass and completely unnecessary, but since I've already posted a more serious response to today's prompt, I feel liberated to … Continue reading Gratuitous Pseudopun