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

Writing Prompt (final edit): Heartbeat

It's LATE on Friday and I'm just getting around to posting this last edition of Heartbeat before I move on to other projects. See First Draft and First Edit. This project was tough, harder than I expected, because I was editing on my own. Usually, I have my writer friends critiquing, which helps me see … Continue reading Writing Prompt (final edit): Heartbeat

Writing Prompt (editing process): Heartbeats – Week 2

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

Writing Prompt (editing process): Heartbeats – Week 1

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

Writing Prompt: Stars are falling faster than a smile after a broken heart

It's Friday! And because we've been sick, I honestly haven't written anything until about an hour ago. So, this is super rough, but that's okay.  In my Author's Tale group, I won the 12 Days of Games and my prize was an entry into the NYC Midnight Short Story Contest, so I have some short … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Stars are falling faster than a smile after a broken heart

Writing Prompt: If These Walls Could Talk

It's Friday, which means it's time to share my own writing. I wrote this a week and a half ago of a writing prompt in AT. We all have stories, the things that have shaped us, the people who have left indelible marks in our lives and on our souls.  Of course, everyone who's left … Continue reading Writing Prompt: If These Walls Could Talk

Writing Prompt: Truth Can Be Stranger Than Fiction

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

Writing Prompt: Never Looking Back

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

Writing Prompt: Animal Kingdom

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