A challenge . . . it’s been a long time.

I’ve started following terribleminds specifically because I’ve missed writing flash fiction in answer to challenges. terribleminds is the site of Chuck Wendig, a “novelist, screenwriter, and game designer.”

He does a thing where he posts a flash fiction challenge and gives you a week to answer it. You can then post a link to your work on his site.

This week, he used THIS TITLE GENERATOR and came up with ten titles:

The River’s Mask

The BookFeet

Future Graveyard

Across the Parlour and the Exile

Out of the Carnival and the Soul

The Crow of Nine-World

To Dance Beyond The Hand

The Living House’s Rabbit

Muddy Stars

The Goblet of Lost Chicago

Readers are to pick one and go off to a dark corner and write a 2,000 words flash piece.  

“Wait a second!” yell some of my readers. “You’re supposed to finish NNWM-2K15!”

And, that I will. Soon, too. But I had a long day yesterday of doing stuff that, while somewhat enjoyable, was not relaxing. At 11:30 last night, I started writing a flash piece. I meant to only write for an hour or so, but I ended up finishing the piece at around 2:00am. Another twenty minutes to proof it, and then I went to bed. 

Now, I have a huge problem. I like the piece. No, really. I know I like everything I write, but this is different. I really like it. Be it because it’s fresh on my mind, or because I’m getting delusional in my old age, I think I can sell this. 

But . . . FNASR.


No, seriously. If I just share this all nilly-willy like, no one will buy it because they will consider it already published. The answer, of course, is offering it in a password protected post. I mean, I’ve yet to test the premise, but that’s what I’ve been told. I sure hope it’s right because I really want to sell this piece. Yeah, you’re right . . . I want to sell everything I write. Whatever.

The bottom line, at the end of the day, after all is said and done, and other trite sayings, the story will go out in the next post; a password-protected post. As a courtesy to current readers, I will send the password out via e-mail. 

New readers can ask for it in the comments below.  I hope Mr. Wendig won’t be mad at me for this little bit of self-protection. 

Oh, here’s a picture or two for them who don’t like reading (them be big photos . . . click for the larger version to open in a new tab or window, and yes, those are eBay listings photos) . . . 

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That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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9 Responses to A challenge . . . it’s been a long time.

  1. colonialist says:

    I see my other password won’t work on the flash, and I don’t seem to have no password email nohow.


  2. 1bl0gr3ad3r says:

    Inspiration happens — so you’ve gotta follow your heart? er, pen/keyboard for sure. I want to read your chapters… but as you’ve noted, few commit. I don’t believe in saying i will until i can devote the time to reading. All that said, i would like to read your flash piece. 2000-ish words i can handle ;) If you will share the admission key, that is!


    • disperser says:

      Just sent the password. By the way, I’ve tried following your link back to a blog but it gives me a dead end.

      As for reading the chapters of the novel, it’s probably best if one first reads the opening (no password required) to see if it’s even of any interest. That said, no pressure at all; I realize it’s a time commitment.

      Just so you know, this latest one is a thriller/mystery/action. The 2014 novel (currently being shopped around) is a science fiction/thriller/action. The 2013 novel is a science-fiction/action piece. One can see a pattern.

      I try writing books with a relatively fast pace and that are easy reads.

      Thanks for commenting.


    • disperser says:

      I should also mention . . . look under fiction for a crapload (that’s a technical term) of fiction ranging from less than 100 words to short stories topping 10K words.

      Again, not asking/expecting you to, but if interested on knowing what kind of stuff I write (I’m all over the place), the shorter stuff might give you a quick idea if it’s even worth your time.


  3. I just read your story and I love it! :-) (I left you comments there so I won’t repeat them here.)
    HUGS!!! :-)


  4. I don’t have your password!


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