Pantsing Fantasy: Generating Ideas: Setting

"Look at this place, isn't it neat. Wouldn't you think... ...a great fantasy story could happen here?" Okay, okay, maybe I fudged on the lyrics a little bit. But really, have you ever found yourself totally enamored with an idea of a world, but you don't have anything else figured out? Someone once told me … Continue reading Pantsing Fantasy: Generating Ideas: Setting

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 18

Read Part 1 Read Part 17 ***Sight*** 206: You encounter a seer. They offer to peer into your future. Kru’Nah took a deep breath and blew it out. He knew that a cloud of breath must have formed, but the blackness was so enveloping, he couldn’t see it. “What else can I do?” he said … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 18

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 17

Read Part 1 Read Part 16 ***Moonlight*** 212: In the moonlight In the starlight They walked all night To see if everything was all right   Allyandrah woke to Grandfather shaking her lightly. “It’s just starting to get light. We need to move,” he whispered. Allyandrah nodded groggily. She stretched and sat up. He offered … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 17

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 16

Read Part 1 Read Part 15   ***Acceptance*** 213: Your character is trying to get their friend to accept something. The days passed slowly as Allyandrah and Grandfather made their way south. One of the nights, they sat around the fire, grasping their mugs of tea. “We need more food,” Grandfather said. “We must find … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 16

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 15

Part 15 of my prompt-based story. To Part 1 To Part 14   ***The Shadows***   189: Beware the shadows.   Allyandrah and Kru’Dael’Nah huddled together on his bed for their final night indoors. Sasha curled up on their legs. Allyandrah woke up often. The steady, heavy breathing of Grandfather relaxed her and settled the … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 15

Writing Prompt: The Light

It's Friday! Time for a little shorty for you to read.  To be completely honest, I haven't been doing much writing over the past few weeks as life has pretty much dog-piled on me. However, I'm getting out from under it, feeling more like my normal self, and am once again pumping out some words.  … Continue reading Writing Prompt: The Light

Writing Prompt: The Best Birthday Ever

It's Friday again!  This story is a little more upbeat than last week's story. I personally needed to write something a little happier since that one was pretty heavy.  Sometimes we just really need someone on our side.  Prompt: "I'm going to pretend that didn't happen."     Emilianna threw her socks at the door, … Continue reading Writing Prompt: The Best Birthday Ever

Writing Prompt: Sleep, Little Baby

It's Friday and time to share stories with you!  This is one of the more serious stories I've written and I am SO thankful for my writer's group because I reached a point where I had no idea what to do next. I'm not familiar with police protocol (which is probably still VERY evident), and … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Sleep, Little Baby

Writing Prompt: I Survived the Cold

It's FRIDAY, the day I share my writing!  I work three nights a week and lately, I've been driving home in the dark and snowy weather. Some nights, it's not so bad, others, not so good.  This is my somewhat humorous poetic take.  Prompt: I survived the cold Feel free to write something of your … Continue reading Writing Prompt: I Survived the Cold

Writing Prompt: All The Things She Said

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