Redesigns

Lots of good stuff happening right now, so let’s jump right into it. This morning I checked the Andromeda Spaceways facebook page (even though my Facebook account was closed months ago, I can still view their public posts). I found the following recent post which, I have to admit, honestly choked me up: That’s my…

300 Word Fantasy – Open Wide

Writing prompt from the Reddit Fantasy Writer’s forum. Based on this image:   He places the flowers on the ground to the side of the door. Blue tulips, white roses, daisies freshly picked. Her stony eyes stare at him, unblinking, unforgiving. “I miss you,” he says, not daring to look at her. He straightens, shifting…

The Sneak Thief

One of the writers I follow on Twitter and whose books I’ve enjoyed, the always lucid and loquacious Chuck Wendig, is having a flash fiction challenge on his Terribleminds blog. Write a 1500 word story that is a mashup from two randomly generated genres, which include such gems as “Erotic” and “Medical Thriller”, which I…

Short Story – John 4:14

A little short something I wrote for this month’s Reddit /r/fantasywriter contest. John 4:14 It wasn’t a normal smash and grab; I could see that from the moment I arrived in the late hours of a cold night, Yuletide only a few days gone.  The motif usually began with a brick through a shop window,…

Short Story: The Story of Monkton

After many submissions and equally as many rejections, I’ve decided to publish this story here.  Enjoy!   “His stories died when he did, and are burned to ash. No story can survive the owner’s ending,” his mother said. Monkton watched the stars above as smoke from the dead fire drifted around the clearing in the…

Closing Out April

Spring came.  It didn’t wait until the end of May, it came in April this year, with nice sunny days and many warm one as well.  It’s taken a little vacation so its been cooler and a bit damp lately, but not so much its bothersome.  Still, all in all it was a very nice…

The Three

A little 5,800 word short comedic fantasy story I wrote for one of the contests that the forum Fantasy Writers posts monthly on Reddit. EDIT:  Voting is long over, so I removed that link. ˜ The Three  “Haur, noo, Reggie, gie us ‘at story again.”  Mouser rubbed his back as he rode stiffly on his…