As I often do, I'm taking part in another Chuck Wendig Terrible Minds Flash Fiction Challenge. This one is based on this Tweet from a Twitter account that does nothing but throw out insane writing prompts. We're about to see how pure evil celebrates a birthday. And no, it's not political. But this one is. … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Lord of All Evil!
(Photo by Andre Rodrigues) Eric missed Lemmy. It wasn’t the kind of longing one feels for an old friend he hasn’t seen in many a moon, or the type of heartfelt sadness a person carries with them after a lover has decided to call it a day. It was the feeling of loss that … Continue reading Is That You, Lemmy?
I've always said I would never provide a negative review for a book. There's enough negative and bad vibes in the world without me being cynical and overly critical regarding someone's book. The latest book I review for LitStack took that conundrum completely out of my hands by being awesome. Thieves' Quarry by DB Jackson … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Thieves’ Quarry by DB Jackson
Chuck Wendig laid out his weekly flash fiction challenge from Terrible Minds: Subgenre Frankenstein. The writer is to randomly pick two of the 20 literary genres he provided and drop 1,500 words on it. My two were Low Fantasy/"Grimdark" and Fairy Tale. ------------------------------- Thomas woke up laughing and was slapped across the face. The boy … Continue reading Dream World: A Terrible Minds Flash Fiction Challenge
(Well, not necessarily this Scorpion...) As the four of you who follow my Twitter account know, I have something of a man crush on Chuck Wendig. Dude can write his ass off and can advise said ass off on the ins and outs of the writing game as well. He has a weekly flash fiction … Continue reading Sting the Scorpion
“Top that off?” “Please.” Mary lifted her glass as John sauntered to her casually to refill it. She watched as the remainder of the Chateau Pavie emptied from the bottle. “Looks like we’ll have to open another, dear. I believe this one has given its all for the cause.” John looked at the bottle as … Continue reading One More For My Baby and One More For the Road to Hell
Once again, I've taken up the challenge set by Chuck Wendig at his Terrible Minds blog. This time, we were tasked with a thousand-word piece that must include at least ten of the following words: Beast, brooch, cape, dinosaur, dove, fever, finger, flea,gate, insult, justice, mattress, moth, paradise, research, scream, seed,sparrow, tornado, university Game on. … Continue reading I’m Going To Kill Frank Leonard
Writer Chuck Wendig laid forth the following challenge at his Terrible Minds blog and I accepted. Please enjoy the following. And enjoy Mr. Wendig. He is a man who wants, nay demands, writers to be better at their craft. --------------------------- “Hey. Tony.” “Yeah, Frank.” “I’m floating.” “Huh. So you are.” It was true. Frank was … Continue reading Fly Away