Earlier this week, I mentioned I had three flash fiction pieces thanks to taking part in the NYCMidnight Flash Fiction contest, and shared the first of the three. Today, the third story comes to play. Now, this was where I ended my journey in the contest, as I did earn an honourable mention, but only … Continue reading Flash Fiction — End of a Thread
A couple of days ago, I mentioned I had three flash fiction pieces thanks to taking part in the NYCMidnight Flash Fiction contest, and shared the first of the three. Today, the second story gets its turn. Now, for this round, I felt way, way more confident. I was given the genre of "fairy tale," … Continue reading Flash Fiction — Pine Puppet and Candlewick
For those playing the home game, I didn't make it through to the last round of the NYCMidnight Flash Fiction contest, but it ended up feeling as much as a relief as it did a disappointment. I did make an honorable mention for my queer Ganymede re-telling of a Greek myth as a mystery, but … Continue reading Writing Wednesday – Ideas!
Flash fiction doesn't come naturally to me. It's hard work to stay in the word count limit, and really, I'm a big believer in a story taking as long as it needs to be well told (and then pruning back a bajillion "that"s, just as a totally random example). I've had some luck, however, with … Continue reading Flash Fiction — Rock, Paper, Bullets
It's that time of the week again! I'd hoped to start today's entry with an update about the NYCMidnight Flash Fiction Challenge, but they're delaying results fifteen hours. Womp-womp. But I did have the thrilling, not-at-all intimidating realization that if I do make it through to the third round, I'll have to write my next … Continue reading Writing Wednesday – Flash a Naked Heart
I am not having a good writing month. You can usually tell that's happening when you see my "Writing Wednesday" posts vanish, because I can't bring myself to hold myself publicly accountable when I've had negative word-counts and I'm behind schedule and it's just depressing, not motivating. If something is anti-motivating? I don't do it. … Continue reading Validation