Assorted light bronze and steel gears

Flash Fiction Challenge: April Results

So much changed since our last challenge. Most of us are staying at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I thought I'd try "lighting the lighthouse" last week and to my delight, people still wrote flash fiction this month! Last week, I drew pretty decent cards: 2 of spades, Jack of hearts, and the 8 …

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Shiny coppery gears on a reflective surface

You feeling lucky, ’Punk?

Author’s note: This is my flash fiction for April's entry of the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. Each month of 2020, on the first Monday, I’ll draw cards to determine the genre, setting, and an object that has to appear in the short story. Participants will have until the following Monday to link their stories to the blog …

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CampNaNoWriMo Dashboard Results, Day 3: 7790/40,000 words

Won’t meet my Camp NaNoWriMo goal but will keeping writing!

Yeah, there's no way I'll make my 40K by April 30, 2020, but I'm really cool with that because I am still writing! Camp NaNoWriMo is motivating me to work on Iris and the Crew Tear Space a New One, and to date, I have four out of the 13 episodes drafted. Yay! (I wrote …

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White brick wall. Text reads: It's time for April's Flash Fiction Draw

Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: April

It might seem odd that I am continuing this fun and non-competitive flash fiction game during a global pandemic, but I strongly feel that taking time out to be creative is really good for my mental health. But if you're not up to it this month, that's absolutely okay, too. I just wanted to do …

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Cait Gordon Reads From Home, featuring The Stealth Lovers (book cover is shown)

Cait Reads from Home: The Stealth Lovers

I'm watching fellow authors reading excerpts of their works, and it's lovely. I decided to do this myself because if we artists can distract you for a few minutes, then that's a good thing! Today, I read from The Stealth Lovers, Chapter 13: The Trials. Xax and Viv are about to start testing to see …

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Nothing Without Us cover and slogan: We're the heroes, not the sidekicks.

Two Reviews in One Week? YAY!

Pinch me! Actually, don't. Keep two metres away, please. But still, you can metaphorically pinch me because in the middle of *gestures at pandemic*, I was so surprised to receive notifications of two new reviews of Nothing Without Us! The first one is "Centering Differences," written by Cherie Pyne for the Montreal Review of Books. …

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We’re in a pandemic situation. This is how I’m doing.

Hey, lovely humans who follow this blog! As of this date, the City of Ottawa is pretty much slowed right down. It's weird: while I'm typing, I can hear birds singing their flirty songs. The air is getting warmer, and the snow is melting. It seems so peaceful. You'd never guess there was a pandemic …

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ID: Three cards. Ace of spades (mystery), 5 of hearts (open field), and 4 fo diamonds (beard trimmer).

Flash Fiction Challenge: March Results

And the results are in! Honestly, I'm impressed that anyone wrote anything for March. Hooboy, my selections were a doozy. And this is why I cannot play cards for money—if I didn't have bad luck, I'd have no luck at all! Last week, I drew these winners: ace of spades, 5 of hearts, and the …

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