Flash Fiction Friday – The New Body

Tonight’s flash fiction piece is vaguely inspired by a dream I had the other day, though the tone in this is quite different from the dream: She sat in front of the tank for several hours the day before. The body was awe-inspiring, tall and powerful, silicone skin flawless. The red lips were parted slightly, showing a row of brilliant Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – The New Body

Twice Fortnightly – Back to a Time-Honored Tradition (no, 2!)

Wow. I am one week back into my blogging and already I am back to my old habit of, at intervals, pretending that it’s Monday on Tuesday. Well, I had a good reason this time because last night when I remembered that it was Monday, I didn’t have much energy left with which to do things, and I was left Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Back to a Time-Honored Tradition (no, 2!)

Flash Fiction Friday – The Missing Boy

Yay, first flash fiction post in a while. I had the idea for this scene on a train in Wellington, watching a young conductor interact with some local schoolkids. I’ve got some other related ideas, so this may turn into something longer eventually: “And what are you kids talking about?” he said, playfully feigning a smack upside one boy’s head, Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – The Missing Boy

Twice Fortnightly – Back… uh, Up Over?

As the discerning reader will have noticed, my attempts at keeping up my blogging while, as they say, down under, were not very successful. I have now been back “up over”, I suppose, for about a week and I thought it was time I get back into it! I had an absolutely fantastic time on my trip, a once in Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Back… uh, Up Over?

Twice Fortnightly – Greetings from Aotearoa

I’m in the upside down! No wait, I mean I’m in Aotearoa New Zealand. Much less scary than the upside down. There are a lot of precocious birds here but I do not consider that scary. I’ve been in hardcore tourist mode for my first week or two of the trip, apart from the first weekend when I was at Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Greetings from Aotearoa

Twice Fortnightly – One Week till NZ

Yes, I know I had basically the same blog post title last week but to be honest there really isn’t much that’s more relevant to my life right now than my upcoming trip to New Zealand. A week from tomorrow, I will be about halfway to my layover in Singapore. I still don’t have much planned for the trip, which Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – One Week till NZ

Flash Fiction Friday – The First Score

I postponed my Flash Fiction Friday post until today so that I’d be able to write a piece based on my first session of the RPG Blades in the Dark (by John Harper). It was a lot of fun even though the GM (read: I) hadn’t quite prepared enough. Here’s a little scene I wrote that took place just after the Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – The First Score

Twice Fortnightly – Two Weeks till NZ!

I can’t believe it’s only 2 weeks until I head to NZ! Two weeks and a day, technically. Gosh, time has flown. I’ve got quite a bit to sort out before I go but I am not too worried. It’s nice that school is finished though, frees up a lot of time and brainpower. This week was a bit weird, Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Two Weeks till NZ!

Twice Fortnightly – Basically Last Week of School

I was not particularly happy with my progress last week. I did get a few things done, but not as much as I would’ve liked. Here’s what I did: Wrote for 8h. 2/3 of my goal. I am not pleased. I wrote a short piece for Flash Fiction Friday! It was a little spur of the moment piece, but I Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Basically Last Week of School

Flash Fiction Friday – Guests

I felt like dragons today. The dragon yawned and stretched in the noontime sun, the golden scales glittering and sending flashes of light in dancing around the opening to the cave. The stone was nice and toasty by now, so much so it made her sleepy. She considered, in passing, spending the whole day there at the mouth of her Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – Guests