wordwhacker: (NaNo 2004)
2010-08-21 08:12 pm
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Flash Fiction: Thin Vineer

Written for prompt 213 over at [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse.

I'd written some of a different, more involved story for this week, but even though I've been picking at it all week, when it came right down to it I couldn't make it happen. It needs SO much fiddling (and even more outlining / backstory planning). So I abandoned it and wrote this one off the cuff in about 45 minutes as a brain exercise. I'm marking it as "flash" and leaving it open because I don't intend to come back to it (and even if I do, it'll be unrecognizeable by the time I'm done.)

Thin Vineer - flash, 1,103 words )
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2010-08-18 06:32 am
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Flash fiction: It Always Takes More

Written for word 148 over at [livejournal.com profile] 15_minute_fic.

Just a warmup before I do some brainstorming and outlining.

It Always Takes More - flash, 489 words )
wordwhacker: (NaNo 2005)
2010-08-14 04:46 am

Short Story (fanfiction) - Dare Not Speak

Written for prompt 212 over at [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse.

Sherlock Holmes (ACD) H/W slash fanfic! Set against FINA. This is approximately the most chaste slashfic ever, but I can't help it - my Watson voice squicks at the idea of writing out sex, particularly deviant sex.

Sort of a sequel to a story I wrote a couple of months ago, though it's basically a stand alone piece. The idea is that this story was written later during the hiatus, and Watson is remembering some things differently. (Translation: this story is closer to the original vision that I had for the first story, but time constraints forced me to bang out something quick before. This go is more detailed and does more of what I wanted, but it still feels a bit "Reader's Digest" to me - who knows? Maybe I'll come back and write this story AGAIN at some point.)

Dare Not Speak - short story, 3,484 words, first draft )
wordwhacker: (NaNo 2008)
2010-07-28 04:55 am
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Flash Fiction: All I Can Give You

Written for word 139 over at [livejournal.com profile] 15_minute_fic.

Been a while since I've done one of these.

All I Can Give You - flash, 459 words )
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2010-06-28 11:57 pm
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Flash Fiction: Terms

Written for prompt 203 over at [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse.

Oh, Jess. Your introspective wrist-wringing is a veritable river of quick and dirty story fodder.

Terms - flash, 1064 words )
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2010-06-28 11:51 pm

Short Story (fanfiction) - Silence of Deeper Things

Written for prompt 202 over at [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse.

The first part of a Holmes/Watson pastichey story. Set around "The Final Problem" but presumed to be written after the fact (and, at some point after Holmes' miraculous return, being given to Holmes himself to read.) Framing story, much? Anyway, there's barely a start here. Some day I'll get back to it (probably when a prompt fits really well.)

Silence of Deeper Things (part 1) - short story, 966 words, first draft )
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2010-06-28 11:39 pm

Short Story - Shoot Notes

Written for prompt 200 over at [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse.

It's about time I start posting the weekly stories here again, eh? I wrote this one pretty much off-the-cuff. I'm not planning to revisit it so I didn't bother to friends lock it. It was a slightly different narrative voice and story framing choice for me, kind of a fun experiment.

Shoot Notes - short story, 1771 words, first draft )
wordwhacker: (NaNo 2006)
2010-05-16 08:36 am
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Flash Fiction Bonanza: The Point - Impasse - Unseeing Eyes

A few other pieces of flash fiction, written for prompts 171, 172 and 173 respectively over at [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse last year. I must have been SUPER busy when I wrote them, because I have almost no recollection of them at all. Anyway, here they are, preserved digitally for the ages.

The Point - flash fiction, 550 words )

Impasse - flash fiction, 631 words )

Unseeing Eyes - flash fiction, 549 words )
wordwhacker: (NaNo 2007)
2010-05-16 07:26 am

Short Story (fanfiction) - Human After All

Written for prompt 169 and prompt 170 over at [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse last year.

I was really busy when I wrote these, so I never got around to posting them on my actual writing journal. Spoilers for the game Portal, so don't read unless you've finished the game (or don't care.)

I don't write a lot of fanfiction, and I'm guessing that Portal isn't exactly the kind of fanfic source that immediately lends itself to a particular kind of prose. At some point in the near future I'm going to revisit this with an eye to really nailing the kind of narrative voice I'm looking for.

Human After All - 'Portal' fanfiction, 4702 words, first draft )
wordwhacker: (NaNo 2002)
2010-05-09 05:44 am
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Flash Fiction: Horoscope (and update)

Written for Prompt 198 - Year of the Pig over at [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse.

Trying to get back into the habit of writing every week. It's... taking some effort. I originally thought that I'd put some serious planning into this week's story, and then suddenly it was 3AM on Saturday and I had four hours left and dwindling patience. So I switched gears and gave myself about half an hour to just WRITE and see what happened.

And this is what happened.

Horoscope - flash, 947 words )

I have four writing-related goals for next week:

1) Brainstorm, outline, and write the weekly story IN ADVANCE so I can really sink my teeth into it.

2) Write a 15 minute story to flex my "off the cuff" skills.

3) Finish draft 2 of one of the stories I wrote last year.

4) Get a (very rough) draft of the review I'm writing finished.

And then party. Or, y'know, party in and around these things.
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2010-05-04 12:46 am
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Flash Fiction: Never a Doubt (and an update!)

I'm back, bitches!

It feels like it's been forever. After NaNo and Christmas/Yule and then stage managing a show for three months and THEN trying to do Script Frenzy and only hitting 47 or so pages, I'm finally launching myself back into the short story / flash fiction racket. On Saturday I hit a low point and was all "wah wah wah, I never finish anything, I suck" and then I remembered that if I kept on not doing things it was just going to make me feel like a sucker until the END OF TIME.

So. Here I am. With a piece of flash fiction. Enjoy! (I'm hopping back on the [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse bandwagon later this week.)

Written for word 136 over at [livejournal.com profile] 15_minute_fic.

Never a Doubt - flash, 469 words )
wordwhacker: (NaNo 2002)
2009-10-10 06:27 am
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Flash Fiction: A Eulogy in Parked Cars

Written for Prompt 168: Every Tom, Dick and (insert name here) over at [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse.

Phew - this has been a busy week. I'm still plugging away at the script, and it's going to be another few days at least, but it's coming. (I'm a slower script writer than I thought. Go figure.) Since there haven't been any prompts lately at [livejournal.com profile] 15_minute_fic, I'm kind of glad to devote my weekly [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse story to something a little less structured. Focusing on description and imagery here, trying to build a story that way.

A Eulogy in Parked Cars - flash, 537 words )
wordwhacker: (NaNo 2008)
2009-10-03 05:15 am
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Flash Fiction: So Am I

Written for Prompt 167: Antapology over at [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse.

I had a weird week - was feeling really under the weather for a lot of it. Slept a lot, and cooked a lot, and generally have taken it easy otherwise. I started this story a few days ago and then couldn't decide what I wanted to do with it, so I gave myself a half-hour time limit tonight to finish it up, something like my 15 minute flash fiction (but, um, twice as long.) Next week I am putting my nose to the grindstone and finishing the first draft of the horror audio play, which will eat up a lot of my time. I may take the same approach with next week's short story. We'll see.

So Am I - flash, 711 words )
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2009-09-25 04:49 am
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Flash Fiction: Wood and Mud

Written for word 123 over at [livejournal.com profile] 15_minute_fic.

I wanted to write something that was heavy on description this week, as a change of pace. So... I did. Yep.

Wood and Mud - flash, 385 words )
wordwhacker: (NaNo 2007)
2009-09-10 05:08 am
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Flash Fiction: A Story for Readers

Written for Word #122 over at [livejournal.com profile] 15_minute_fic.

Not terribly thrilled with this one, but hey - 15 minutes is 15 minutes, and I don't want to write quirky relationship goofiness EVERY time.

A Story for Readers - flash, 300 words )
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2009-09-03 05:02 am
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2009-08-20 04:09 am
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