Whispers – 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 © Dale Rogerson Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Dale’s permission.


Whispers

Glass is an integral part of many fairy tales and legends. Glass slippers, scrying mirrors, portals into other worlds—naturally I dismissed these as stories for children or the simple-minded.

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Epiphany – 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 © Priya Bajpal Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Priya Bajpal’s permission.


Epiphany

I was convinced our first contact with Aliens would unite humanity. We would act as one people: enlightened, peaceful, secure in the knowledge that we are no longer alone in the universe.

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Odd One Out – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Happy New Year, Friday Fictioneers Friends!

Long time no see, right? I’ve been busy and lazy but one of my new year resolutions is to do better with the FF challenge. I had a hard time coming up with something, but here we go.

The rules: 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 © Russell Gayer Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Russell’s permission.


Odd One Out

I come from a long line of powerful mages. Nana is a legendary maga; my older sisters are on The Council. But I’m a freak.

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Project 10K (P10K) December 2018

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

Happy New Year!

I hope you had great holidays/end of year celebrations. I always enjoy this time because for my SO and me it is a quiet time, a time to relax (and eat too much). There’s time to think about plotting or writing as well. Let’s all raise our glasses or cups or mugs with the beverage of choice and hope for a productive, creative year with fun and few woes where writing is concerned. To you all and your families I wish a happy and healthy year, boring and safe and not in the least ‘interesting’ in the sense of the curse.

Now back on topic: 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. Your plans for the new year or anything else you want to tell us, questions you want to ask?

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Project 10K (P10K) November 2018

 

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

December has arrived, the year is as good as gone. On the up side: Soon the days will get longer in the northern hemisphere. Summer is coming to an end in (huh? What was I thinking?) to the South. Nano is over as well and everyone who celebrates the year’s end is or will be busy with festivities. Nevertheless, if we want to establish a habit, there should be some time dedicated to writing. Or thinking about writing…

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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Project 10K (P10K) October 2018

 

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

November is here and with it NaNoWriMo. Where did the year go, I wonder. It’s already time to think about the badges for next year… And now off to important things, how did your writing go in October?

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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Announcing my NaNoWriMo project

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Hello everyone, long time no see…

My arm, which I hurt several weeks ago when I fell, is almost completely OK again and I can write with both hands. I’ve been working on and off on a science fiction story that never quite went where I wanted it to go. I took it to NaNoWriMo in 2015 and found it was total crap. Then it rested for two years, ready to be dumped. Last April I took it to the Camp NaNoWriMo and still found it crap although not all of it. I was ready to give up. Then I realized something which gave me a new way to look at it, and a new direction where the plot can go. It is difficult but I want to try it. So I want to rewrite the whole thing. During October I outlined and sorted information and now I’m ready to give the story one last chance. Here it is:

Immer’s Memoirs

A new, unexpected faction appears on a planet that has been shattered by catastrophe and war and where different groups of humans try to survive with dignity and respect for each other while battling an enemy that tries to control the world. Will the new faction tip the scales and help create a free society, or will it side with the self-proclaimed benevolent dictator who claims that only a united world under a strong leadership can thrive?

I’m getting excited and a bit scared. I’m not sure if I can pull it off. But… Nano usually gives me such a push for writing a lot that I’m quite hopeful that I produce something a bit less crappy than last time.

Anyone else from around here doing the Nano?

 

Project 10K (P10K) September 2018

 

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

With October Fall has arrived where I am. I’m sad and glad at the same time. Summer was too hot for my taste, and now it is already rather cool. We don’t seem to have moderate spring and fall temperatures any longer. So, with September gone, we face a new challenge and get new badges. How was your September? Did you have a chance to write? Did important things prevent you from writing?  Tell us all about it.

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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But Is It Art? – 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.


But Is It Art?

Bobby, what are you doing, you’ve been staring at this musical clock for hours.”

“I contemplate art. What is it? Why do it?”

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Death-by-Chocolate – 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. Imagine my surprise when the picture this week is one I sent in. I had intended to skip this round because last week I had so little time to read other stories. But I can’t possibly do that now, so I whipped up a little tale.

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 © Moi.


Death-by-Chocolate

The full moon was rising over the hills and bathing the world in a magical blue light. It was the most romantic evening you could imagine.

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