This week's Friday Flash Fics struck me as exactly the kind of guy I pictured as Luke, from 'The Psychometry of Snow' (one of the stories in Of Echoes Born). So I rolled with that. The mountains in the background made me think of B.C. again, where Luke likes to visit between his other work, … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics — Lost
Today's Friday Flash Fics picture seemed straightforward enough until I noticed the little dark line that could have been a burned edge to the paper, and then the lighting on the whole thing struck me, and today's story happened. Message I can’t live like this. He can’t ask me to live like this. I won’t … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics — Message
Because it matters.
If you live in Ontario, you have probably heard by now that the provincial government announced a litany of education-related edicts yesterday. Among them was a warning to teachers: “We will not tolerate anybody using our children as pawns for grandstanding and political games. And, make no mistake, if we find somebody failing to do their job, we will act.”
Yesterday, I went on a Twitter spree, live-tweeting an analysis of the re-issued 2010 curriculum document for grades 1 to 8 (Notably, they haven’t replaced the document for grades 9-12). My tweet thread is here, if you want to wade through it, but I warn you, it’s pretty excessive. I’m going to try to break it down to a much more manageable piece of writing as a way to support teachers on the ground, afraid of what all this means.
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The latest Friday Flash Fics photo made me think of the "Cohort" series I've been working on throughout these weekly prompts, and so I decided to revisit the mischievous biologist, Constantinou (he who likes to name plants in a punny way) and Adamson, the Gentech telepath/telekinetic who made the Helios Project a possibility, but I … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics — Third Cohort
It's August, and we're on to the eighth collection of stories! Before anything else, though, this just gets more fun every month because so many of you give this a shot with me, so a big thank you to all the writers who wrote something. We even have some newbies this month, which makes me really … Continue reading August Flash Fiction Draw Roundup
Here’s my entry for the August Flash Fiction Draw Challenge (the post for the original August draw is here). In case you didn’t know about this challenge, there’s a video here explaining (and showing the monthly draw), but the quick version is this: I use three suits from a deck of cards to randomly put together a genre … Continue reading Ghosted — A Flash Fiction Draw Challenge