Flash Fiction Response: Pantheon

April 16, 2011

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Thissun’s 981 words, and is a response to another Flash Fiction Friday challenge at Chuck Wendig’s “terribleminds”. I know, I know – too many of my posts are these responses; but the prompts are usually so intriguing that I’ve got to do something with them. One of these days I’ll get around to adding something […]

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Artistry of the Portrait as a Young Man

March 31, 2011

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This little puppy’s 879 words, and is a response to Chuck Wendig’s weekly flash fiction challenge (this one’s called The Portrait) over at terribleminds. I recommend highly that you give his blog a good read, it’s quality stuff. As I’m sure you can tell, my take on this challenge is called “Artistry of the Portrait […]

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Mom

March 24, 2011

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In December, I was watching the television series Weeds with my mother. The character Conrad was advising the drug-dealer-cum-suburban-mom Nancy Botwin on how to deal with her delinquent children: “My mom shot me,” he said. “In the leg. I was legitimately afraid of that woman.” My own mom turned to me. “Were you ever afraid […]

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Rejection: University of California at Sunnydale

March 20, 2011

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Here’s a bit of a throwback; we wrote this when we were but wee little high school lads. Buffy fans should appreciate this. A bit of context: our high school had what it so kindly referred to as the “Wall of Shame”, where forlorn high school seniors would post their rejection letters from the colleges […]

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Flash Fiction Challenge: The Hotel: “Amos”

March 17, 2011

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This is a response to Chuck Wendig’s flash fiction challenge over at terribleminds. This is slightly over the 1000 word limit, but I don’t think that constitutes the end of the world by any means. I’m not super comfortable with writing in the third person, but I gave it a shot for this story anyway. […]

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Irregular Creature: The Horologe

March 10, 2011

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This was a response to a flash fiction challenge called Irregular Creatures, found at Chuck Wendig’s terribleminds. This story weighs in at 975 words, out of the 1000 word maximum. —- Everyone has a clock. No, I don’t mean a clock that ticks down to their last breath, their dying moment – though I’m sure […]

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Choke

February 20, 2011

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There comes a time in everyone’s (that may be an exaggeration) life on the road of sexual experiences when you’re going to be confronted with a request to do something that you may not be entirely comfortable with, and should you satisfy the request, you find you didn’t enjoy it in the slightest. Often, this […]

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