Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2011«

Artistry of the Portrait as a Young Man

March 31, 2011


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 […]


March 24, 2011


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 […]

Rejection: University of California at Sunnydale

March 20, 2011


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 […]

Flash Fiction Challenge: The Hotel: “Amos”

March 17, 2011


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. […]

Irregular Creature: The Horologe

March 10, 2011


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 […]