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.
It’s been a while since I posted some flash fiction. This particular story was written about a month ago, and I sent it to two magazines that declined. Their loss is your gain! It’s quite different from what I usually write in that it’s first person point of view and present tense. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever written that combination before. I had fun with it, and I hope you enjoy. Comments are always welcome!
Survivor is a love story, of sorts.
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 stand alone piece of short horror.
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 feel inclined. I do love to hear what you think.
Ryan’s Word of the Day is saturnine, having a gloomy demeanor.