For this one, I was assigned the genre of "Romantic Comedy", I had to include "Open Marriage" as a subject that featured somehow prominently, and I had to include "A Sculptor" as a character. I had 72 hours to brainstorm, write, edit, re-write, re-edit, and submit my masterpiece but was limited to no more than 2,000 words. I came in at 1,999 words (whew!) when all was said and done.
I entered the NYC Midnight 2016 Short Story Challenge and am posting my first round story here so I can share it in the site's forums for some honest (but hopefully also gentle) critiquing by the other writers who joined me in the challenge. For this story, I was charged with creating a science fiction … Continue reading (Fiction) Lake Chikunga
Back in early August, I posted my story submission for the first heat of the 2015 NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge. This past weekend had me furiously writing another story for the second heat of the challenge. My prompts this time were as follows: Genre: Comedy Location: A School Detention Object to include: A pretzel … Continue reading 2015 Flash Fiction Challenge (Heat 2): I am So Not a Comedienne
I signed up for the 2015 NYC Midnight "Flash Fiction Challenge", trying my hand at writing creative fiction for the first time in (gulp) something like 26 years. Here's how it works: Last Friday night at midnight Eastern, I received my story assignment, and was charged with writing and submitting a short story (no more … Continue reading 2015 Flash Fiction Challenge (Heat 1): Trying My Hand at Fantasy Writing