I was thrilled to be named a Thursday 360 Champion the other week! Click here to read my winning entry, “Everyone Has a Story.” Now a new week has dawned, and so has a new challenge! Here’s what I did with this week’s photo prompt and the standard 360 words. Happy Friday, Everyone! http://www.lightstock.com Ready […]Read more "Thursday 360 – “Ready”"
Photo “seattle rain.” taken 12/12/10 by Ryan Heaney. Made available at Flickr.com under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license. _______________________________________ Several long hours had passed since I had first huddled down onto the slick sidewalk, shivering as the melancholy rain slowly drenched my clothes. Many thoughts tried to force their way into my mind, but I […]Read more "Thursday 360 Challenge – “Everyone Has a Story”"
The blogosphere has grown very quiet these past few weeks. But no need to fear – we haven’t all given up on writing. We’ve just retreated into our writing closets, working furiously on the material we’ll need to carry us through another exciting A to Z Challenge this April! Take the A to Z Challenge! […]Read more "Take the A to Z Writing Challenge With Me!"
SURFACE LAUNCH: T-MINUS 6 MINUTES. The computer’s voice was unnervingly calm as red warning lights flashed throughout the Sea-Lab. My heart slammed against my pressure suit as I raced through the narrow durasteel corridors. “Come in, O’Connell,” the mission directors’s gruff voice crackled in my earpiece. “This is Lieutenant Ross. I’m almost to […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “Countdown”"
Marian watched, transfixed, as the train roared past. So many people…all with a specific destination. “What’s my destination?” she mused to herself. “Where am I going?” She had asked herself this question since her early years, and her mind never hesitated to supply her with hundreds of possibilities. Sometimes she even ventured out […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “The Plague”"
“Years ago, the dark armies of the north waged their first attack on the Dahlian Isle and entire armies answered the call to arms!” Christian shouted for all to hear, his words bringing nods of assent from the hundreds who had gathered in King’s Valley. He sat atop a muscled steed, his full armor […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “Battle Cry”"
As was his custom, Henry awoke with his heart pounding in his ears, his mind screaming that he was already behind. Wiping the sweat from his face, he leaped into the bathroom to splash his sleepless night away with a touch of cold water. By the time he was dressed he was already out […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “The Man Who Knew Too Much”"
If I had to name my biggest frustration with blogging up to this point, it would be that I have yet to launch a really successful contest. According to more experienced bloggers, hosting a contest is a wonderful way to generate traffic for your blog and expand your writing network. I can testify to the […]Read more "Help Needed: Running a Successful Blogging Contest"
I met my younger self today… Oh, I had forgotten what glorious ambitions I had entertained in the freshness of my youth! How I laughed into the wind as I chased my sister through the lush gardens of our estate, enamored with wild dreams. One day, I would make my family proud. One day, I […]Read more "Flash Friday – “Withered Youth”"
I’ve never attempted to produce a 150-word Flash Friday challenge entirely in Haiku… But it’s a new year, and there’s a first time for everything. Enjoy! Seen at Last His breath came in gasps, Hot tears splashed on the pavement, But no one noticed. His father beat him, His mother was high…again, But no […]Read more "Flash Friday – “Seen at Last”"