Flash Fiction Friday – Just Another Monday

Another week, another Seventh Sanctum prompt! First line, as usual: All the demon lords where giggling, but what else was new? They were always giggling. In fact, if Helen didn’t know any better she’d say they always giggled extra on Monday morning when everyone else was sleepy and cranky and unhappy to be there. It would be just like them, she Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – Just Another Monday

Flash Fiction Friday – The Eighth Plauge

I was battling a cold last week and ended up having a nearly writing-free week, so there was no Flash Fiction posted. But now I’m back. This week I switched my twitch schedule around so that my writing stream is on Tuesday instead of Thursdays. It works better with my university schedule this term. So, check me out there at 9 Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – The Eighth Plauge

Flash Fiction Friday – The Vessel

I was temping today and while the kids in my pre-lunch session were working independently I had a sudden flash of inspiration and wrote the following: She was in the middle of instructing a group of eight graders on what would be part of their test on demographics the following week when she heard that familiar voice in her head. Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – The Vessel

Twice Fortnightly No More

Today I came to a decision. Unlike far too many of my decisions, I can honestly say the entire process from thinking I should make a decision to actually making and executing it happened in the same day. The decision is this: I’m going to stop writing my Twice Fortnightly blogs. I’ve been doing these weekly posts for quite a Continue reading Twice Fortnightly No More

Flash Fiction Friday – Reluctant Emperor

I’ve got a tiny morsel of a fiction piece for you today. As so often, this one comes from a prompt taken from Seventh Sanctum. I never wanted to be an evil emperor. All this pillaging and burning of cities, all these hubristic, grandiose speeches… it’s just not in my nature. But you do what you’ve got to do. They Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – Reluctant Emperor

Twice Fortnightly – Getting There

I did a bit better with my time tracking this week! I still relied a bit too heavily on the 4TheWords automatic timer, with all it’s pauses, but toward the weekend I remembered to actually manually track my editing work. Go me! Overall my writing week had a bumpy start but got smoother, and hopefully I can carry on that Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Getting There

Twice Fortnightly – A Good Time, but How Much of it?

Last week was a good writing week. Gods, I love those! I want every week to be one of those, to be honest. In spite of that, I only registered 12 writing hours in my tracker which feels like it’s quite a bit lower than the time I actually spent. I think I may have not been taking care with Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – A Good Time, but How Much of it?

Flash Fiction…. Fraturday? – The Death of the Mutant

The problem with writing my flash fiction pieces during my Thursday morning stream is sometimes I forget to actually post them. I need to take up doing scheduled posts just after stream ends so that I don’t have to make any Fraturday posts. But today, we’ll have one anyway: Once upon a time, a mutant was dying. It moved through Continue reading Flash Fiction…. Fraturday? – The Death of the Mutant

Writing Goals for 2018 + First Twice Fortnightly of the Year

2017 is over. And, like… phew! I feel like that’s all I can say about it when it’s been a bad year for me but so much worse for so much of the world. So instead, let’s talk about 2018! As the regular reader of this blog knows, I like goals. I find them helpful both in visualizing my future, Continue reading Writing Goals for 2018 + First Twice Fortnightly of the Year