Let’s Just Skip That Part

Reading some things last night I realized a trend.  Not every time, but sometimes when I read, I lose interest in the details and just skip to the parts that tell me the gist of what is being said or what is going on. Why do I lose interest in things and skip them: They […]

Those Neighbors…. Always Watching

Alright, seriously, I didn’t come up with this idea by myself.  I was venturing through my reader and found another post from a fellow blogger.  This blogger is engaged in a Writing Challenge and is on Day 25.  I don’t know what Writing Challenge it is, just what this person posts as the day’s instructions. […]

Orichalcum Orchids and Other Strange Phenomena

First of all, let me just say that Orichalcum Orchid is a randomized title from one of Chuck Wendig’s weekly flash fiction challenges.  The challenge was to randomly choose one word each from two separate columns.  As I am lazily wasting away a rainy Sunday afternoon lying on my bed with my lazy dog and […]

Flash Fiction Challenge: Always the Quiet Ones

Flash Fiction Challenge: Write a story using the following line: “She was one of the quiet ones.” Try to stick to around 1000 words or less. Sarah leaned back against the crumbling wall of her apartment.  Dust and debris were released into the surrounding air and floated slowly, languidly down, down, down to the floor.  […]

A Fictional Character, A Hero and A Villain: Day 31

Day 31 of the July Blog Challenge: Day 31 July Blog Challenge is to write a flash fiction piece using my fictional character, my hero and my villain.  Unfortunately, July was an especially long month and I can’t remember what I had in mind for my fictional character and I know my hero was the […]

Four Items Flash Fiction Challenge

The flash fiction challenge for this week was to write a story incorporating four random items.  There were ten items to choose from but I selected the following off the list: An unopened envelope, an iron horseshoe, an animal skull and a leather mask.  As always, there was a 1000 word limit and no guidelines […]

Mixing up the July Blog Challenge with the Random Plot

My writing hiatus has taken its toll on my creative side so today I thought I’d use not just today’s blog challenge for Day 19 but also a writing prompt from a random plot generator.  Day 19 is to describe an alien invasion in 500 words or less (although due to combining two things I […]

Fifty Nine Cent Thursday

By JccKeith I have been sitting around for a few hours now – alright who are we kidding – I have been sitting around all day as I have a tendency to do just that.  During these lounging hours I have been hard at work.  Some of the time I was sleeping because dreaming is […]

Ending to Distant Episode of Rogue Mission

“Saissae,” Tenir’s mind silently called to his goddess. It was a natural instinct of his body to call for her aid in times of duress.  All Forlay held a connection to Saissae.  She would sweep in to save them in times of trouble when the need was dire.  But on this occasion, Saissae was beyond […]