This is from a 150 word challenge ... including the title! Wow, the less words you get, the harder crafting a story becomes. Perhaps It was Amelia who told Jacob to hide the gun behind Mother’s settee, pointing it toward Father’s recliner, the one he often slept on with a bottle beneath bruised knuckles. It [...]
Because sometimes you need to stop taking things so seriously and just write for the poops and giggles of it. Here’s a collection of such poops … meaning they aren’t fully edited and written as writing exercises or flash fiction challenges. Enjoy and be sure to check out my Wattpad where I’m also posting chapters for a women’s fiction novel I will be self-publishing under the name Sidney Brooks.
Happy Friday! Chuck Wendig posted a great Flash Fiction Challenge today: A Story in Five Sentences. I love writing exercises like these. Quick and breezy, so I'm jumping in: Her hair, once thick and lustrous, now hangs in limp waves past her thin shoulders, the perfect length for him to wrap around his meaty hands. She stifles a [...]
One of the things I fear as a writer ... besides failure, rejection, living in Has-been Ville, etc., is for people to see my writing before it's fully edited since there's a chance they'll only raise an eyebrow with a slight cringe and say, "Oh, that's ... nice," while making internal gag-me signs. This fear of mine sucks. So does the safe comfort [...]