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Once Upon a Flat (Flash Fiction)

It's 2021 and time for the monthly fun Flash Fiction Challenge Draw. This year, it's hosted by author Jeffrey Ricker! For January, we had to write a 1000-words max story that was a fairytale set in a studio apartment in a big city, and there had to be a potted plant in the story. Here's …

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2020, A Year I Examine With Hindsight

There is an expression I often use in therapy: “My life is equal parts awful and awesome. As long as the awesome is really awesome, it wins.” To be completely honest, though, it’s difficult for me to write this post because I'm currently managing a depression. Still, sometimes it’s good to examine one’s life, even …

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Flash Fiction Challenge: November’s and December’s Results

Aw, this is my last summary post for 2020, but that's okay because the Flash Fiction Draw will continue in 2021, curated by author Jeffrey Ricker! You can follow him on his website and on Twitter to learn more. November's entries For November, I drew these cards: 3 of spades, 9 of hearts, and the …

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Ooo-la-ahhh… (Flash Fiction)

I did it! I finished my final flash fiction of 2020! The cards drawn meant we had to write an dystopian piece that takes place at the Eiffel Tower, and there had to be a cane in the story. Here’s my entry: Ooo-la-ahhh... December 15. It’s been seven months to the day that I’ve been living in France. …

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Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: December

Well, the time has come at last for the final  2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. I really enjoyed being the curator during this really heckin' heck of a year. Thanks a billion to all who participated. Exciting news! Author Jeffrey Ricker will be the curator for 2021. I know he'll do a great job. Please follow …

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Better to Believe…Fewer Mutants That Way

Well, I managed to finish my flash fiction for November. The cards drawn meant we had to write an urban fantasy that takes place in a hospital elevator, and there has to be a gun in the story. Here’s my entry: Better to Believe... Fewer Mutants That Way “What floor?” The woman peers at the …

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Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: November

What? Only one more month of the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge after this one? That's incredible! I am purposely one week later because of the US election last week. 🙂 You can read October's entries here, if you like! Here’s the video of me choosing the cards for November's challenge! (Sorry if the sound is weird. …

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DisArts and Mental Health

This year has been a roller coaster of awesome and awful. But the awesome is so far winning out! One thing that has been cool is how I’ve been able to virtually attend and participate in writers conferences, and another is being interviewed. Last week, Derek Newman-Stille asked me questions about DisArts, which is art …

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Flash Fiction Challenge: October’s Results

Hoo-whee, this month's challenge was...challenging. But never you mind your pretty lil' head over it because my trusty band of authors came through. Yee haw! For October, I drew these cards: 8 of spades, 10 of hearts, and the 6 of diamonds. That meant the genre was Western, the setting was a museum, and the …

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