Trifecta Writing Prompt: BOO

This week’s Trifecta challenge, appropriately themed for Halloween, is BOO. Here is the third bullet of the definition given:  3. (verb) to show dislike or disapproval of someone or something by shouting “Boo” slowly I suppose now is as good a time as any to be writing a ghost story. “Meddling Kid” Jane looked upContinue reading “Trifecta Writing Prompt: BOO”

MicroHorror Story Contest Submission

I recently submitted a piece of flash fiction to MicroHorror’s Halloween Story Contest. The editor, Nathan Rosen, has it up on the site along with the other contest entries. Check it out! My sub is called “There Be Giants.” This is my short attempt at describing real terror. Fingers crossed on this one, guys!

Trifecta Writing Prompt: PHANTOM

I found a thing! I love all these online avenues that push us to create on a weekly/daily basis. Trifecta is a weekly prompt that requires writers to come up with a story between 33 and 333 words that uses the third definition (in a standard dictionary) of a given word. This week, the word isContinue reading “Trifecta Writing Prompt: PHANTOM”

Story of the Week #7 — “The Proposal” by Amelia Jane Nierenberg

In the spirit of having been published this week by Burningword Literary Journal, I figured I would review a story in the July 1 issue. This flash fiction story by Amelia Jane Nierenberg hits rather close to home for me. Read the story here. This fantastic little piece manages to capture the essence of myContinue reading “Story of the Week #7 — “The Proposal” by Amelia Jane Nierenberg”

Five Sentence Fiction: “Betrayal”

Here’s another Five Sentence Fiction. The one-word inspiration for this week: “blades.” Betrayal Seri lowered her sword, glaring at Rian with eyes hard as onyx. “Why would you even think about working for that monster?” He smirked. “Mainly because I’m bored, but also just to see that look on your face.” Seri, heart throbbing inContinue reading “Five Sentence Fiction: “Betrayal””

Five Sentence Fiction: “Greyhound Genetics”

Wrote up a short story for this week’s Five Sentence Fiction. The one-word inspiration for this week: “home.” Greyhound Genetics My old man suffers from an acute case of wanderlust. We’d never stayed in one place for more than four years at a time before building our own home and “settling down.” That was eightContinue reading “Five Sentence Fiction: “Greyhound Genetics””

Six Sentences Prompt

I was given the prompt to write a story in six sentences or less. Here is my attempt. The girl grew up on the “west” side of town. The average middle-class white kid either thought he was the reincarnation of Jack Kerouac or a bullet-addled thug; his parents thought themselves the only people who hadContinue reading “Six Sentences Prompt”