#BlogBattle is a monthly one-word writing prompt that I started a few years ago with some writer friends. Well, we've reinvented it and brought it back for our writing pleasure and your reading enjoyment! I hope you'll find this MOON flash fiction short story both curious and worthwhile. Feel free to comment your thoughts! The… Continue reading The Binding Moon Festival
I've said before that critique partners--or more specifically, beta readers--are a must have for writers today. When we finish writing something, editing and revising several times, we begin to lose our objectivity with each pass. We can't always see the mistakes we've made, and we can easily miss weak points because the story is far… Continue reading What Might a Peer Critique Look Like?
#BlogBattle 76: Debacle 🙂 Come one, come all! Read and write and have a ball! genre: action/adventure Choking dust plumed about. I pulled the front of my shirt up and coughed into it, at the same time squinting my eyes against the assault of tiny particles. With my free hand I waved through the dust with… Continue reading Ch 1: Secrets of the Spokanee #BlogBattle #fiction
#BlogBattle 71: Sacrilege genre: fantasy Pious and pure, her life had been lived within the sanctity of the walls of the Goodness of Holuvenius. Only women, some young but most old, were allowed within this sanctuary, but unbenounced to their Most High Matron of Holuvenius, Clarity had stepped outside the bounds and brought upon them… Continue reading Sacrifice of Sacrilege #Blogbattle 71
Blogbattle 70 "Derelict" genre: drama He was a derelict, wandering the country with no home, no family, no one to remember his name. Most of the time he didn't even remember his own name. The cloudy day he'd lost everything still tasted gray upon his tongue, but he'd no one else to blame. No. Joshua's… Continue reading Unforgotten Derelict
#BlogBattle: Menagerie genre: inspiration/children's fic Beauty upon beauty. Legend upon legend. The menagerie was more than a zoo, more than a place to keep and display wild animals. It was her home. She'd grown up there and never left the confines of its walls. She couldn't imagine a better place to live and play, and… Continue reading Meandering Menagerie
#BlogBattle Genre: Drama/Suspense THEME word: HERO The blood curdling screams of onlookers were punctuated by the cracking of super-heated crossbeams and the deafening crash of a ceiling no longer held in place. Stephen slammed his mask on as fast as he could, checked his gauges, and ran for the crumbling building. His truck was the… Continue reading Up in Flames #BlogBattle #ShortStory
They say a photograph is worth a thousand words. That might be a cliché, but for me it is the truth. You see, I'm mute and deaf. I can't speak or hear. I've got my eyes, though, and I see things in a photograph that the average eye cannot. The truth is, I only need… Continue reading Seeing Words #ShortStory #BlogBattle #photograph