Flash Fiction Friday – A Change of Seasons

It feels like I haven’t written flash fiction, or anything really, in ages. But I’m finally over this cold I’ve had enough that I could sit down and finish the flash fic piece I started last week – and I am very happy about it! This snippet is me dipping my toes into a new idea of mine – a Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – A Change of Seasons

Flash Fiction Friday – The First Willow

I asked for a flash fiction prompt on Twitter today and my friend Sophia was kind enough to provide one. The prompt was to write a creation story including a willow tree, an ocean and shooting stars. Here’s my attempt: Long before the world was as it is now, there was only ocean and the sky above it. There was Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – The First Willow

Flash Fiction Friday – Breaking Camp

I’ve had orcs on the brain lately. I’ve been seeing so many lovely interpretations of them on Pinterest the last few weeks that I’ve started toying with the idea of writing a book set in an orcish society. To toy a little with the concept, I wrote the following: Breaking Camp “Track-makers!” Chieftain’s voice rang out over the encampment. “We Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – Breaking Camp

Flash Fiction Friday – Downtime

Ah, it’s Friday! And I’ve got some flash fiction for y’all! Today’s piece is inspired by Dungeons and Dragons, and is about how sometimes adventurers need downtime… and sometimes they need some me-time. Downtime The tavern was rowdy, but when were they not? Fiddles, pipe smoke, people arguing or making out or both. Just another night in a backwaters like Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – Downtime

Flash Fiction Friday – Out of the Oven

It’s Friday! Today’s flash fiction piece may or may not be based on real events (on that note, you should check out my friend’s Twitch channel: twitch.tv/geminick_). Here we go: Ding! “Oh, they’re ready! I’m so excited!” the witch said, clapping her hands together as she stood up from the kitchen table. “I wonder how they turned out! Come on, Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – Out of the Oven

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

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

Flash Fiction Friday – The Pegasus

I was way too distracted last night to do flash fiction; I was up until past 2 a.m. preparing random encounter tables for a D&D game I ran today. It went really well! And really long! And about half is left… I may have overplanned a bit… But it was fun! So since I have D&D on the brain, I’m Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – The Pegasus

#AdventBoost Day 24 – Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

And so it is Christmas, everyone! Here in Sweden, we celebrate on Christmas Eve, which means I have spent today eating, drinking and being utterly spoiled by my family who have put me a good bit closer to my budgetary goals for going to New Zealand next year. In the inevitable post-Christmas-lunch lull when everyone (but me, who is always already Continue reading #AdventBoost Day 24 – Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

#AdventBoost Day 20 – Witchy by Ariel Ries

More #AdventBoost! More webcomics! More posting when it’s late and I can barely make sentences! Today you should all check out Witchy by Ariel Ries. Witchy is a comic about witches! Yay! Can’t have enough of those! It takes place in a world where the length of a person’s hair is considered a measure of their magical prowess. The worldbuilding Continue reading #AdventBoost Day 20 – Witchy by Ariel Ries