Another NYCMidnight contest is in the books. This prompted contest is a lot of fun every year. It’s time and word-count constrained, and the prompts always leave me scratching my head… this time did not disappoint. I had 8 days to write 2,500 words or less using the prompt: Genre: Crime Caper / Subject: Pretending… Continue reading Condor Club
Her world collapsed early Sunday morning
She got up from the kitchen table
Folded the newspaper and silenced the radio.
Radio Silence is available on my blog for a very short time. In the coming weeks, it will become part of a short story anthology that I will be selling on Amazon to benefit Operation Homefront.
I’m going to publish this story along with six others that range from fantasy to thriller to horror. All sales generated from this little book… every penny… will be donated to Operation Homefront.
I’m fairly certain my Internet searches over the weekend landed me squarely on the NSA watch list.
This story was written for a weekly challenge that never took off past the first week. I wrote it about 5 months ago. Today’s challenge by Chuck Wendig over at Terrible Minds reminded me of it… and how it never got an audience. Today, maybe it will get a few eyes on it! Today’s challenge… Continue reading Flash From the Past
Chuck Wendig offered up a 100 word flash challenge. I can’t pass that up! I love flash! So I wrote this. It’s totally off the cuff, but here you go! Gone – 94 Words She avoided the wind. But it wasn’t windy yesterday or the day before, and she still wasn’t here. Bob exhaled smoke… Continue reading Terrible Minds 100 Word Challenge
I mentioned that the NYC Midnight forum is an awesome place to make friends and gather inspiration, right? Well, if I haven’t touted it enough, I’m touting some more. One of the women who is participating in the contest is now running her own, “just for fun”, weekly flash challenge. She posts a picture and… Continue reading On a Roll
My second round of the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction contest was the weekend of October 3rd. My prompt this round was Crime Caper / Hunting Lodge / Notebook. I’d never written a crime caper! I had to go look up what differentiated a “caper” from a traditional crime story. Wikipedia to the rescue! “The caper… Continue reading Little Wolf
Over the summer, I signed up to participate in the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge. Flash fiction is a fun test of a writer’s skill. Crafting a story with few words is difficult; each and every word has to move the story forward. Everything counts. This particular challenge is fun in a couple different ways:… Continue reading The Last Project