Category Archives: amwriting

Love at the End of the World

My first attempt at dieselpunk, an alternate WW II entry written years ago for the Dirty Goggles Blog Hop.  Hope you enjoy.   Love at the End of the World The operation was ‘go’ and I’d already silenced the five … Continue reading

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Ruthie and the Darkening Prince

This began as a very short flash fiction piece inspired by a story from my good friend Ruth Long in The Fairy Ring Flash Fiction Contest.  I was wading through some old files the other day, took this out, expanded … Continue reading

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Fantasy and the problem with Tolkien — The Write Stuff

The eternal dilemma of the fantasy writer: Has every story been told or can I tell an old one in a new way?  Read what Sue Vincent at The Write Stuff says about it. Regardless, I will continue to write … Continue reading

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MidWeek Flash: Reiterated Love

Since I was late on last week’s MidWeek Flash, it’s already time for another one. But this simply gorgeous photo clicked with a thought and voila.  Reiterated Love I stood on the old pier watching the beginning of the end. … Continue reading

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MidWeek Flash: Lighting the Way

It’s been more than a week since I wrote some flash, and feels even longer. But I’m back. As usual, I made an effort to kick back against the obvious and take this piece in a lighter direction. I leave … Continue reading

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MidWeek Flash: Spirited Away

Mid-Week Flash is up.  Thank you Miranda Kate for an interesting, if unsettling, photograph. Here is my take, with the help of a writing challenge “offered” by a friend. Have I mentioned my susceptibility to dares?    SPIRITED AWAY Sister Elspeth … Continue reading

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MidWeek Flash – Rumors of Yumon

It’s that time again!  MidWeek Flash and a new photo. This time a historical photo of bomb-blasted Italy.  Again, I was avoiding the dark post war images that immediately sprang to mind. The what if time stopped postulations… And then … Continue reading

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MidWeek Flash – Summoning the Muse

As I read the other stories this week, I realized that I too was thinking of aggression and revenge. I would have written about hunters and death. But I looked again at the picture and thought of how beautiful this … Continue reading

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