Flash Fiction

Weekly Flash #6 – Demonic Influence

Posted by on Jun 29, 2011 | 1 comment

Hello my lovelies! This week’s flash fiction comes once again from the amazing imagination of my husband. He doesn’t want to write them himself, though I keep trying to convince him. Instead, he tells me the ideas (for some reason, usually while I’m brushing my teeth) and they occasionally work their way into full-fledged stories. Demonic Influence is quite incomplete in terms of the idea he shared with me. I will definitely be revisiting this one at a later date, but I wanted to get the character names I’d thought of and the first scene down. I do think it works as a...

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Weekly Flash #5 – Feral Attraction

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 | Comments Off on Weekly Flash #5 – Feral Attraction

This week’s Flash Fiction is a day late, but hopefully not a dollar short. I’ve wanted to write the story of how Erik and Bera met for some time. They are two secondary characters from Broods of Fenrir who have a long history that you never do find out about in the course of that story. It was nice to have the chance to share a brief glimpse of how they met. I may write a few more stories in that world as flash. It gives me a chance to write some words and also do develop some side characters a bit more. I hope you enjoy Feral Attraction. As always, please leave a comment if you...

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Weekly Flash #4 – Jack of All Trades

Posted by on Jun 15, 2011 | Comments Off on Weekly Flash #4 – Jack of All Trades

This week’s flash fiction is a bit of a bastard child. The idea started out as one of those late morning, half awake dreams. I got about halfway through the story and realized I had run out of steam. Then I thought, well, what if this man doing the carjacking is actually a character from Broods of Fenrir. Who would it be? Why is he carjacking her? So, that’s where the second half comes from. I don’t think it’s my strongest bit of short fiction, but I am a bit fond of it because I finished it through determination and didn’t just give up on it when I wanted to....

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Weekly Flash #3 – Last Days of the Dragon

Posted by on Jun 8, 2011 | 2 comments

This week’s bite has a different flavor than the last two. It’s a bit more conventional fantasy. I got the idea from a ten foot high pile of snow that reminded me of a lizard skull. Long past when the rest of the snow had melted, this monster pile of snow sat in the middle of a brown patch of grass and kicked my mind into writing mode. The first line came to me and I imagined it was going to be a novel, because I loved the line so much. The ideas fell off around 1500 words and I got frustrated with it so I left it hanging. When I started this challenge with myself a few weeks...

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Weekly Flash #2 – Victory or De-Feet

Posted by on Jun 1, 2011 | Comments Off on Weekly Flash #2 – Victory or De-Feet

So far in this one flash fiction a week challenge I’ve been having a great time. Writing flash fiction is teaching me tons about brevity and the best ways to get things across. Not only that, but it’s been a hoot. The titles and taglines have come fast. Honestly, that’s what I was most worried about starting this. How in the world was I going to come up with 50 plus titles a year? It seemed impossible to me. Yes indeedy, I do have title issues, but it seems not with these guys. I wonder why that is? Maybe because I’m trying so hard not to be serious. Anyway, this...

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Weekly Flash #1 – Beetle Juice

Posted by on May 25, 2011 | 12 comments

Here is the link to my first ever weekly (I hope) flash fiction, Beetle Juice. I might write another story that takes place in this world at some point because I find the magic system intriguing. This was written and edited over the course of two days. I concentrated mostly on developing the magic system, so the characterization isn’t as strong as I’d like. I’d love to hear what you think, so please leave a comment if you feel inclined. I’m going to try to put one up one of these every Wednesday. The next piece of flash will either be one about a man with a foot...

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