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No. 11: Childhood Wonder: Playlist

And here is this week’s playlist. With songs of magic and mystery from The Monkees, The Loving Spoonful, Santigold, The Magnetic Fields among many others. 20 tracks to get you writing your very short story.

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Reminder: Adventure Scifi & Fantasy Short Story Contest

* 3/17/18 Entries for the ASF Contest are now closed!

Public Service Announcement!

It’s not too late to enter the Adventure Scifi & Fantasy Contest… 170 more words

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No. 11: Prompt

Hello and welcome to our eleventh week of flash fiction writing here at Mercurial Stories. This last weekend I bought a mood ring, a thin band that changes colors with my mood (okay, really it is my body temperature but it’s still pretty and entertains my students and children). 164 more words

Flash Fiction

No. 10: Good Gone Bad: Stories

This week’s stories come from the formidable Debbie Felio, first-time contributor Tim Clark, and myself. Like usual, the stories may have shared the same conditions in their conception but are definitely distinct reactions to the prompt. 1,529 more words

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Cossette the Climber: Short Story Entry in Vivian Kirkfield's 50 Precious Words Contest

Here’s my entry for Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious Words Writing Contest!  I really wasn’t planning to enter but something about the limited word count challenge just begs for me to participate.   92 more words

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No. 8: Parallel Lives: Stories

Sorry for the delayed post. It seems someone* at a particular university suggested to some students there that they participate in this week’s round of writing so unlike the usual three or four stories, I have thirteen for you. 4,466 more words

Flash Fiction

No. 8: Delay

Due to an unexpected surge in submissions, this week’s story post will be delayed by one day. This means that if there are any procrastinators out there, you still have a few hours to submit. 16 more words

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