What We Must, Flash Fiction

What We Must

Bryce turned his back to the stage and exited stage left. His body dripped with sweat and the stage lights made his scrawny back and shoulders glisten, thereby accentuating his exhaustion. Left in the center of the stage was a bloodied body lying face down. His chest didn’t move; the man wasn’t breathing. The house… Continue reading What We Must, Flash Fiction

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Writing Tips: Science and Six Plots

Science and Fiction, 6 Plots

  Over the past few years scientists have been working to reduce story plots into data. On February 4, 2015 The Paris Review released an article called "Man In Hole" with the subtitle of "Can a Novel's Plot Be Reduced to Data Points?" On July 12, 2016 The Atlantic put out an article "The Six… Continue reading Writing Tips: Science and Six Plots

Writing Prompt: Freedom

Writing Prompt Freedom

Prompt I want to challenge you all with this writing prompt. My goal is to get those who participate to consider their lives and all of the moments where they have experienced freedom. I'm not talking a shallow sense of freedom but a personal liberation so grand that it moved you. So this week consider every… Continue reading Writing Prompt: Freedom

Winner for Prompt on Triumph, Beachwalk by Fran Johns

Beachwalk by Fran Johns

The only participant from my Writing Prompt on triumph was a short story called "Beachwalk". I'd like to thank Fran Johns at https://franjohns.net/ for writing this work for the prompt and I invite the rest of you to let me know what you think of  Fran's work in a comment below. And if you would like to participate… Continue reading Winner for Prompt on Triumph, Beachwalk by Fran Johns

The Cold to Come, Flash Fiction

The Cold To Come Flash Fiction

The noon sun beat down on the city of rubble and ash and dirt. Color had long vanished from the building from the constant baking from the sun and a perpetual grey conquered the entire city. If it weren’t for the footsteps of the fifteen person caravan the city would have been enveloped in a… Continue reading The Cold to Come, Flash Fiction