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
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
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
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
I didn’t have time for flash fiction today so here’s a bonus poem instead: Roses are red Violets are cheap I played board games all night and now I need to sleep Good night lovelies!
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
I was talking with my boyfriend yesterday about tropes for artificial intelligences in fiction, and thought to myself that it would be interesting to see an AI character that wanted to make the world better for humans rather than being willing to sacrifice humans for the sake of humanity (if that makes sense). This scene didn’t turn out to be quite that, Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – My Name is TAI
Since it is the holiday season, I’ve been thinking a lot about creating holidays for fictional worlds. The other day I had an idea for a tradition I may use some day in a book, so I wrote this little piece below: The ribbons are slippery between my fingers, and the house is quiet except for the gentle ringing of Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – Next Year’s Beads
NaNo is done, so Flash Fiction Friday is back! Yay! I’ve been watching a lot of a TV show called Grimm lately which is sort of a cop show with supernatural creatures. It’s pretty good, but once in a while when I watch it I wish there was a more slow-paced supernaturally themed drama, like maybe a crime show styled more Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – Supernatural Shelter
Yesterday I finally manage to do my writing stream! I think it’s been 2-3 weeks since the last time, but it feels like longer. I have moved my writing stream from Thursday evenings to Thursday mornings because it suits my current schedule better. I did some conlanging, and also wrote the following piece based on a Seventh Sanctum prompt. As I Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – How May I Help You?