It's Friday and I'm hoping for the best! Since entering the NYC Midnight Short Story Contest, I'm planning on moving on to the next round. However, there are a variety of possible assigned genres that I've NEVER written before and I don't want the next round to be my first foray into a genre, especially … Continue reading Writing Prompt: All The Things She Said
I have a number of goals I've set for this year, most of which I haven't shared because research shows that when you share your goals with the general population, you're actually LESS likely to achieve them. This is due to a perceived accomplishment effect - by sharing, you feel like you've already accomplished something. … Continue reading First Goals of 2018 reached!
It's Friday again! I've managed to do a round of editing on last week's story and I have a second iteration to share with you. If you haven't already, go back and read the first version, then stop over here to check out the improvements. As I read through, I realized I was mixing POVs in … Continue reading Writing Prompt (editing process): Heartbeats – Week 2
It's Friday, which means it's time once again to share my writing. This week, I want to try something a little different. I reached way back into my writing past and pulled this goodie up. I loved the prompt and the rough idea I came up with, so I'm sharing the terrible story I wrote … Continue reading Writing Prompt (editing process): Heartbeats – Week 1
It's Friday, which means I share a bit of my own writing. I've talked a lot about short stories these past two weeks and I meant to share this last Friday, but life got the better of me last week. I focused on descriptions in this piece and dialogue - specifically what surrounds the dialogue … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Truth Can Be Stranger Than Fiction
It's Friday, which means it's time once again to share a little something I've written. This past week in AT, we had a writing prompt and I did something with it. While it really lends itself to horror, I tried really hard to keep it NOT horror. I played with some suspense, a plot twist, … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Never Looking Back
It's Friday! This week I have a fun little short story for you based off a picture I took a few days ago. Enjoy! If you'd like to play along, write up your own version of what's happening in this picture and leave it in the comments or link back from your blog. I'd love … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Animal Kingdom
It's Friday! I have a fun short story for you based on a writing prompt from where else but Author's Tale! Enjoy! Prompt: The year is 2038. The first astronauts have safely landed on Mars. Their first mission is to explore a cave that couldn't be explored using the automated rovers in previous years. … Continue reading Short Story: Skeleton in the Cave.
It's Friday! Today's selection is a short story I wrote while dabbling with suspense. I was going to submit it to a writing contest, but that deadline came and went and I'm honestly not sure how to improve it to make it contest-worthy. Even so, writing it was an incredible learning experience and with the … Continue reading Short Story: A boy, a girl, a secret
Ariana sat at the tiny wooden table she was using for a laptop desk in the tiny bedroom they'd converted into an office and booted up her laptop. As she waited, she admired the newly painted walls - pumpkin orange on top and chardonnay on the bottom. "Okay, Ari," she said out loud. "No facebook … Continue reading Short Story: Wine-colored Nail Polish