This post was written in response to Sacha Black’s third weekly prompt for 2017 (52 weeks in 52 words). Sacha will post one prompt a week for 52 weeks, and the challenge is to write a story in just 52 words exactly. Sounds like a fabulous idea. The value of conciseness for a writer isContinue reading “WRITESPIRATION #99 52 WEEKS IN 52 WORDS WEEK3 #FlashFiction Lost Things”
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Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge: Symptoms
This week, at Carrot Ranch’s weekly flash fiction challenge, Charli Mills asked us to write a story to reveal a character’s symptoms in 99 words exactly, no more, no less. The symptoms of Dementia are devastating. My flash deals with the symptoms of Alzeimer’s, which is the most common type of dementia, by focusing onContinue reading “Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge: Symptoms”
Writing 101, Day Sixteen and Seventeen: Loss and Fear
Twist one: Reflect on the theme of ‘Lost and found’. Twist two: Address one of your worst fears. Write this post in a style that’s different from your own. I’m combining both assignments today, by writing about both loss and fear, partly in my own voice, and partly in another voice. Elephant Graveyard The mostContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Sixteen and Seventeen: Loss and Fear”
Writing 101, Day Nine: Changing Moccasins — Point of View.
Today’s prompt: For today’s assignment, write a scene at the park. Up for a twist? Write the scene from three different points of view. A man and a woman walk through the park together, holding hands. They pass an old woman sitting on a bench. The old woman is knitting a small, red sweater. TheContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Nine: Changing Moccasins — Point of View.”
Writing 101, Day Four: The Serial Killer. Loss.
Today’s prompt is: write about a loss. The twist: make this the first post in a three-post series. Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more. I didn’t want to get sentimental today. I’ve tried hard to write about loss in a positive way, but I’veContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Four: The Serial Killer. Loss.”