Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction: The Pixelated Man

Flickr via altemark He could feel the Great Designer changing his base code again–to [blue]. Why was it always blue? With the [mark][mark/] of blue, he knew that sorrow would creep upon him, lingering, filling his insides with unabated hollowness, until he wouldn’t be able to rise from bed most days. He’d have to call…

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Flash Fiction: Listen to the Queen’s Song

The cries of the crowd rose like a roar of different throats crowing the same thing, the same desperate love, the same swelling feeling in the breast; then the kick drum began, a throbbing, low note stinging in the chest, thrusting through her sinuses; the crowd’s roar increased, the mouths moved with adoration in this…

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The Clockwork Dragon #1: The Dream of Flight

Valin hunkered down in the cave corridor, waiting for the Inventrix to leave her latest and most powerful creation. With her familiar granite features set in a frown, the Inventrix moved like time nipped at her heels. Because it did. For all of them. Especially if there was another enemy attack on the way. But…

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Flash Fiction Friday: Exploration of Immortality

So this link I got from Lynn Viehl over at Paperback Writer had a random generator for fake French book titles and book covers. You can play with it here.  I decided “Hey wouldn’t it be fun to write stories based on them? Especially with the bad Google translations?” For some reason the above photo reminded…

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Friday’s Flash Fiction: The Slyph and the Dragon

Recently, I received some magnetic poetry stuff. This was upon my fridge this morning, invented by the roommate, which then inspired: The Sylph and the Dragon The sylph wandered down the darkened street, the fuzzy violet light from the hornet-buzzing neon sign reflecting against the wet pavement, the rain slick streets aglow as if a…

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Friday’s Flash Fiction: Computers

Carrie could never get into computers, and she couldn’t use them for her spells either. Books had always held the power of words, and words were used in spells. Every bookish wizardess from damn near the beginning of time and speech had known that. Pictograms were stories on cave walls. Chants and songs were stories…

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Flash Fiction Friday: Language

So, I’m giving this Flash (AHHH! AHHH!) Fiction thing a go. Writing short, brief, and concise is obviously not my friggin’ strongpoint. Anyhoozles, this popped in my head because of a serious communication error and language barrier issue at the Day Job, because my Spanish usually consists of “¿Porque? Yo soy el ninja.” Language with No Barrier…

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Short Story “The Little Angel”

I wound up stealing from myself. The character in this little piece is a smart, savvy Head Nurse at a charity hospital in one of my books, but I had to cut out so much of her backstory I wanted it to live on here. (I’m also going to apologize ahead of time for any…

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Short Fiction Based On Photo

Photo by Peter Morrow Photography, used with permission (2013) Yet again this guy who is internet stalking me (not really), challenged me to a write-off—he would send me a photo he took, and I had to write a story based on that photo.  Here it is: Bricks and Mortar The people of the town had insisted on…

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Flash Fiction Based On Photo

Photo by Peter Morrow Photography, used with permission (2012) This weird fellow I kinda’ know decided to challenge me to an interesting write-off: he would send me a photo he took, and I had to write a story based on that photo. Well, here it is in all its short-short messy glory (and yes, I’m still…

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