Image Prompt – Weathered

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Image Prompt – Down the rabbit hole

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Goals & Motivations

While you are diligently writing along to my various prompts each day, I want you to also take some time to think about your novel. Today, take a few moments to consider your characters goals and motivations. If you have more than one main character, a protagonist or two, even a few supporting characters, think…

Moment of clarity

“Hello?” I said in my most politest voice. “Is Lyn there please?” My world came unhinged for a moment, a new piece of reality shifted into place with that simple question. Everything came together like a jigsaw puzzle receiving a key piece. The whole puzzle wasn’t revealed, but a corner of the image was now…

Image Prompt – Shatter

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Metamorphosing Myth

“He stole our eye you know?”

Image Prompt: Catching snow

Catching Snow She turned the pages of the old photo album. Moments captured in time. Perfect little snippets of life preserved between the faux leather pages. Happy smiling faces, page after page after page, until the middle. She paused at the last happy memory. She could remember the snow, the way if fell, soft and…

The Necklace

(My second piece as part of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction… by Tara L Masih)   I loved that necklace. It was my “go-to” item of clothing when I had a date or an important meeting, or when I just wanted to cheer myself up with a bit of bling….

Flash Fiction Exercises for Writers

I recently came across a thread somewhere on the internets that lead me to a new book – The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction: Advice and Essential Exercises from Respected Writers, Editors, and Teachers by Tara L Masih There’s a rather long introduction all about the history of flash fiction, which,…

Image Inspiration: Smeg

 I could always tell when Smeg was miffed at someone, or something. She’d let these tendrils of smoke escape from her nostrils, just like she’d done that day. If she had been a full sized dragon it’d be intimidating but since she was little more then the size of a mouse, it was just plain…

Image Inspiration: Broken Heart

I stared at the heart in the wall and began to remember. The first look, first smile, first kiss. The first time we made love. All those happy firsts rolled out of mind and towards the wall, like a stream. The heart inside the wall began to warm, taking on a brighter crimson tone as…

Flash Fiction Friday – Stallion

Her lip was split, right arm almost definitely broken, and her body generally battered and bruised. Mud, leaves, grass and twigs cackled one side if her head where she had slid along the ground a few paces before finally stopping, face down in the dirt of the meadow. The stallion snorted, tossing his head and…