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 […]

Bits N Pieces Short Story Contest

BITS N PIECES CONTEST #2 Tuesday April 30- Monday May 13th Use the following sentence, “As he washed his blood from her shirt…” as either the beginning or ending of your story. The topic of the story should be horror. *1000 word limit.  You do not have to use all 1000 words but if you go over you […]

Flash Fiction: Jenn and Death

 Warning: This is dark fiction.  It is the flash fiction story I wrote for a contest.  There is a lot of blood and gore and talk of death. Consider yourself warned. By JccKeith The ghost of a sparrow flitted through one wall and out the other.  Jenn watched with only minor interest.  Sparrows, it was […]