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Flash Fiction Challenge: Braddock's Cat

This past weekend was challenge 1 for the Flash Fiction Writing Challenge.  My group was assigned the following.

Genre: Ghost Story

Location: Military Boot Camp… 1,028 more words


embedded folds

According to the pressure-gauge, the air was hardening again. Shipping costs were going to go up again, but we had to have a qualified majority in the administrative council to change the budget. 31 more words

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Random thought

Negative thought loops are a recurring issue for me. What I mean by this are those trains of thought that keep feeding into themselves, one miserable thought leading onto another. 185 more words



In an attempt to square off against his introversion he spent long evenings at bars, but never talked to anyone. While he sat quietly among the boisterousness his resentment cultivated strange violent fantasies about burning the place down. 25 more words

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How To: Hidden Themes

How to: Hidden Themes

I was going to write a nice long blog post about hidden themes and story layers.  I was going to fill it with lots of examples and a few different suggestions, but now I dont need to.  332 more words


My Top Ten Short Story Ideas

I have well and truly taken the role as a short story writer and run with it – which has been quite surprising to me as I didn’t think I could write them – or if I did they weren’t very good. 258 more words

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coaxed out

Their quadrilateral coifs softened into ellipsoids under the baptismal font. That’s what bruned within his mind, later, as he clutched the stolen robes.

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