wordwhacker: (NaNo 2004)
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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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 2008)
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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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 )
wordwhacker: (NaNo 2006)
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 2002)
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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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)
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)
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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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)
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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Written for Word #121 over at [livejournal.com profile] 15_minute_fic.

At Least - flash, 469 words )
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Written for Word #115 over at [livejournal.com profile] 15_minute_fic

Voyeur - flash, 353 words )
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At least once a week, I'm writing a 15 minute piece of fiction in response to a prompt of some kind, usually something from [livejournal.com profile] 15_minute_fic. These won't be friends locked. Going to catch up on a few of these now, as well as a couple of longer stories that I've been working on.


Written for Word #117 over at [livejournal.com profile] 15_minute_fic

Quiet Like the Dead - flash, 349 words )
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