This week’s bit of writing is a twisted retelling of Red Riding Hood I was playing with a few months ago. I was digging through some files and found it hiding, so you get a complete flash fiction story as a special treat. I hope you enjoy Red.
I’ve been writing something new this week that’s captured my interest. It’s a novelette-length contemporary romance between a swimmer and a poet called Deep Water. It may be the mostly sweetly romantic story I’ve ever written. That’s all you get on that one… for now.
Nothing new to report again this week because I’ve been writing the synopsis of Forgotten Magic in preparation for an application to a writing workshop. Synopsis writing is perhaps the most evil form of torture known to writers. You’ve slaved over this book, worked on it for months, adding in all of the subtleties and subplots so what you’ve got a is lovely representation of your soul. Now you have to take each chapter you worked so hard on and boil it down to two or three sentences. Ugh. Anyway, I’m almost done with that particular hell and will hopefully have something new and exciting for next week. In the meantime I’ve got a little story I wrote last year for my Fiction Seminar class by the name of Plague Vector. I hope you like it!
This week’s flash fiction story comes from the Creative Process class I took last semester. I learned so much in that class and as a bonus got a couple of nice stories out of the experience. This is one of my favorites. As always, comments are welcome.
Incendius is the story of a girl who is too hot to handle.
More flash fiction! I know you’ve been waiting for it. I have too. I really can’t emphasize how much I’ve grown to love this form over the last few months. There’s something appealing about having to work in a confined space and still get a meaningful story. This was actually a class assignment where I was supposed to put a twist in a work in progress by point of view and putting the character in a strange situation. Lock is a character I’ve struggled with for several weeks now. I enjoy writing him, but he’s the type that just won’t cooperate. He has his own ideas about what he should do and really doesn’t like to follow my carefully constructed plot lines.
Running Dark is the confession of a dying man.
A sleep-deprived author mixes up her metaphors.
A graphic designer has too much time on his hands.
Twenty writers, fueled by copious amounts of chocolate, dream up quirky, funny, and occasionally creepy stories.
And the Pink Snowbunnies in Hell Flash-Fiction Anthology was born.
These are very short stories, under a thousand words each. Some have actual bunnies. Some take rather offbeat trips through the underworld. And some just have a character that shares the sleep-deprived author’s mixed metaphors.
All proceeds from this anthology are going to local animal shelters. Pink snowbunnies can take care of themselves, but thank you for helping us support those animals who do need a little assistance.
Stories included in the anthology:
Domestic Disturbance, by T.L. Haddix
Wedding Heaven, Ltd, by A.J. Braithwaite
When, by Robin Reed
Where’s JoJo? A Bunny’s Guide to Family Dysfunction, by Julie Christensen
Wingman, by Nathan Lowell
It Finally Happens…, by Heather Marie Adkins
Careful What You Wish For, by Barbra Annino
Of Demons and Bunnies, by Nichole Chase
Pink Snowbunnies are the New Pink Ribbon, by Jimi Ripley
One Wrong Turn Deserves Another, by Asher MacDonald
Marissa’s Tattoo, by Steve Silkin
Eulogy, by Suzanne Tyrpak
The Taste of Pink Snow, by Susan Helene Gottfried
Revenge of the Peeps, by Camille LaGuire
Love in a Time of Bunnies, by Coral Moore
The Bunni and the Bird, by Penny Cunningham
The Recession is Hell, by Randi Rogue
Pink Snowbunnies Acrostic, by Molly Black
Don’t Mess with the Meadow, by Rex Jameson
A Gift for a Very Special Girl, by Debora Geary
I’m going to giveaway one free copy here on my blog. I have available Kindle, Nook or PDF format. Leave a comment and I’ll randomly draw one name on Friday at 10pm EST.