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The Birthday – Flash Fiction

The Birthday – Flash Fiction

This was written for a contest and rejected. The prompts were to use the words love, oxidation, and alphabet. I edited a few words here and there this time around, so it’s not the exact same entry.

So here it is, because I’m not letting this wine-fueled writing go to complete waste. Hopefully you enjoy it more than the judges did. Sorry, I’m a grump. :/

New Project: The Short Story and Flash Fiction Society

New Project: The Short Story and Flash Fiction Society

If you guys didn’t know, I’m part of a new project run by Mary Papas and myself! It’s promoting flash fiction and short stories as a genre, and we’re excited to tell you that our first contest will be September 19th (tomorrow)! Head over to the Short Story and Flash…

Murder: Horror Flash Fiction Stories

Murder: Horror Flash Fiction Stories

Just a quick update on a recent project! The awesome Mary Papas put together a flash fiction contest a while back, and I entered two stories. One got first place! The other is now featured in this anthology, along with other fantastic authors Adam Ickes, Luke McEwen, Marc Nash, and Samantha…

Steampunk Novelette: The Magnum Opus

Steampunk Novelette: The Magnum Opus

So, I’ve been talking about my dark steampunk novelette The Magnum Opus for awhile now. It’s finally here, and you can download it for only $1.99 at all the best ebook sites! Find your copy of The Magnum Opus below: Amazon Kobo Smashwords If you enjoy my work, please leave me…

Writing Strong Characters

Writing Strong Characters

Photo courtesy of: http://www.rodneydodig.com/ As a follow-up to last week’s post about writing short stories, I was encouraged by a few of my Twitter followers to compose a guide on how to go about writing strong characters. It makes perfect sense–you write a solid story with careful planning, so of course…

Writing Short Stories

Writing Short Stories

A great example of how powerful a short story can be. There’s a debate on whether or not this flash fiction is actually attributable to Hemingway, but the point still stands. Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve updated my blog… I guess, as some of you know, I’ve been busy writing…