Tag Archive | short story

Two for Tuesday Challenge #14 – June 25 – July 1

Flash fiction challenges such as Five Sentence Fiction has kept me writing and improved my craft, so I serve up some here every Tuesday. Since every one likes choices I’m providing you with two weekly writing prompts.  You can participate in either one, or double your pleasure by trying your hand at both. Submit your efforts any time between […]

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Tag! You’re it…

photo: Thinkstock I had a thought a while back about working up an interactive writing exercise that might be fun. My idea is to build a collaborative story one sentence at a time—a writers’ game of tag or a literary relay race. I’m sure there must be some sort of children’s game that exists along […]

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The Rest of the Story: A Short Story Part 2

As Paul Harvey used to say, “And now, the rest of the story.” If you missed my previous post check it out for the first half this story.  Without further ado I present the conclusion: A Stranger Within part two Robby bolted from behind the bar and leaped to the stage. “Stacey!” he yelled back […]

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The Long and Short of It: A Short Story Part 1

I have been writing some short stories with the thought that I would gather them together into a collection.  The idea is to have all of the stories set in the same town and have some of the characters intersect in each of the stories so that there is an overlapping of sorts. Each story is about […]

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Be Prompt

I’ve written several posts about dealing with writer’s block or the lack of inspiration.  One way to get around that is through the use of writing prompts, those little slivers of ideas that provide oil to the rusty gears of the imagination.  There are a number of sources on the internet that provide writing prompts […]

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A Stocking Stuffer

It’s almost Christmas.  Just three more shopping days (counting today).  No words of advice this time, but I have written a short holiday story exclusively for today’s post.  This is something new for me.  I haven’t tried my hand at the short story format before (and this one’s very short—just 1,300 words). This is also […]

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