This one was my entry into round one, challenge one for the NYC Midnight 2016 Flash Fiction Challenge in July, 2016. Although it didn't earn me any points with the judges, I'm sharing it here to keep myself honest and to get all of these stories housed in one place. My prompts for this were: … Continue reading (Fiction) Clever Little Monkey
This was my entry into round 3 of the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge in April 2016. While it didn't win me any prizes, it was still fun to write. My prompts were as follows: Genre: Open Character: A hoarder Subject: Eavesdropping Mother's Things Synopsis: Pushed to the breaking point caring for her mother, Anna does … Continue reading (Fiction) Mother’s Things
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