Singularity – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.


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Image © Liz Young Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Liz Young’s permission.


Singularity

“Sam, you gotta see this, it’s big.”

“What is?”

“Bobby.”

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The More Things Change… – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.


Image © J Hardy Carroll Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires J Hardy Carroll’s permission.


The More Things Change…

The plaza is empty, the only thing left is Henry’s shoe.

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Project 10K (P10K) June 2018

 

You’ll find the rules and some of the earlier badges on the Project 10K Page.

It’s July already, the secons half of the year has started and the days in the northern hemisphere get shorter.  How was your June? Mine was a month of fail. And I’m not alone. Need any German flags? You can get them cheap right now. We (I mean the soccer team and ‘we’ the fans) have been humiliated. Now I’ll cheer for France and England. France just kicked out Argentina in a great and exciting game that was fun to watch, unlike the matches of our own… well, enough of that. For those of you who don’t have a clue: there’s a football/soccer worldcup going on.

Here are our standard questions:

Do you need a little incentive for writing more regularly? Then this project is for you.

1. Did you meet your writing/editing goals?
2. Did you have fun writing?
3. Did the P10K help with motivation?
4. Anything else you want to tell us, questions you want to ask?

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Facing The Enemy – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.


Image © Jean L. Hays Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Jean L. Hays’ permission.


Facing The Enemy

Your black eyes stare at me. Do I see desperation in these eyes? Good.

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Symmetry – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.


Image © Roger Bultot Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Roger Bultot’s permission.


Symmetry

I remember this place. Dad took me once. He called it an opera house and explained what an opera was.

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Project 10K (P10K) May 2018

 

You’ll find the rules and some of the earlier badges on the Project 10K Page.

It’s June. Where did the time go? How was your May? The month after a NaNoWriMo event usually is like trying to get some air and relax a bit. But there’s also the danger of relaxing too much and losing the momentum. I admit I’m guilty of that.

Here are our standard questions:

Do you need a little incentive for writing more regularly? Then this project is for you.

1. Did you meet your writing/editing goals?
2. Did you have fun writing?
3. Did the P10K help with motivation?
4. Anything else you want to tell us, questions you want to ask?

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The Waste Land – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.


PHOTO PROMPT submitted by Courtney Wright. © Photographer prefers to remain anonymous.
Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only.


The Waste Land

We searched on Venus and on Mars, on Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Enceladus. We found: nothing.

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I Scream, You Scream – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.


Image © Jill Wisoff Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Jill Wisoff’s permission.


I Scream, You Scream

One day they were there: ice cream trucks with sparkly space ships on top.

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Free Writing Software Atomic Scribbler

Atomic Scribbler is a writing software for Windows which replaces Page Four. At the moment, a free download of the software is offered. I don’t know why or how long, but for those of you who only use Windows and want to use a good writing software: take a look. I used Page Four for a while and liked it, but I switched to Scrivener because I use a Mac most of the time, Scrivener is also an excellent program, and comes for several platforms.

I do not get money from Atomic Scribbler. Here’s the link:

https://www.atomicscribbler.com/Home/Download/

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Ode To My Beta Reader

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Happy Birthday, Andrea!

It’s my beta reader’s birthday, time to repost an “ode” I wrote for her a few years ago.

Ode to My Beta Reader

My writing stumbles, and one clumsy word

Follows the other, falling from my head

Onto the blameless page quite undeterred:

Words waiting for adornments made in red.

This is the beta reader’s hefty lot.

She wields her pen correcting word and phrase

And punctuation that runs wild and free.

All this she sets to rights, but never plot.

For all of this she well deserves my praise:

Invaluable friend, let’s have some tea.