Via Teresa Grabs' Page & Line Challenge #1 I've been hankerin' to take up Teresa's challenge ever since I saw it last week, but y'all know how it is. Busy, busy, TORNADO, busy... Turns out the delay was fortuitous, though, 'cause not only has my story idea had time to percolate & resonate with my particular … Continue reading A Seismic Shift
I posted this short-short story on 2/28/18. It led to a fun collaboration with a couple of fellow Bloggers. I eventually developed it into a proper short story, which to my surprise was published in the 2018 edition of Tennessee’s Emerging Writers. I hope y’all enjoy it, and please let me know what you think!
Word count = 272 / Reading time = less than 1 minute
Hello friends & fellow Bloggers! I have not posted since last Thursday because I’ve been too busy with work then chaperoning a weekend trip to Georgia for my daughter’s Junior Thespian troupe to the annual conference down there. I hadn’t expected to post today, either, still having plenty of catch-up to do at the office, but when I saw today’s Daily Post prompt, I decided I could sacrifice half my lunch break because it inspired me to make my first-ever attempt at flash fiction. At 164 words, I think this qualifies as such.
I hope you enjoy, and please do let me know what you think!
The dim light of a gray dawn failed to elevate my mood as I locked my door then turned toward my car, and a sudden cloudburst…
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Hello fellow Bloggers and beautiful people everywhere! I hope y'all are doing well and thriving today. It's been a year since I wrote my last Copperhead County short story, which was my response to a List Story Blogger Challenge, something I had never tried before. If you're interested, you can read it here, and of … Continue reading Tales Out of Court #1
My friend Soph at Sophia Ismaa Writes knows how much I love to spin a good yarn and knows I'm almost always a sucker for a good tag. The other day, Soph tagged me with this awesome new (to me, anyway) storytelling challenge. Thank you, Soph! After reading her wonderful story, which I hope y'all … Continue reading A Dream of Flight
Via The Haunted Wordsmith's 'Finish the Story #9' The other day, my friend The Haunted Wordsmith wrote part 1 of a story titled "The County Fair" then tagged me with her "Finish the Story" challenge. I finally had some time today to respond. Below are Wordsmith's rules for the challenge followed by her part 1 … Continue reading The County Fair, parts 1 & 2
My friend Viola Bleu at Ideas Become Words started a story, "The Parrot Flew West", and challenged me and several other Bloggers to take it and run with it. I did. I am including Viola's part 1 here for convenience's sake, but please mosey over and take a look at her lovely, inspiring, creative blog … Continue reading The Parrot Flew West Parts 1 & 2
Hello friends & fellow Bloggers! I hope y'all're doing well on this fine Friday. The weather here in middle Tennessee is damnear perfect today. It's a mild, partly sunny 80 degrees with a sky full of wispy white and fluffy gray clouds being pushed along by a gentle, almost autumnal breeze here in my little … Continue reading I’ve Been Published!
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
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
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