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

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

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