Tag Archives: short fiction

A little of this and a little of that

So, I got me another rejection . . . but, it felt pretty good.  “Why?”  Well, Bob, I’m glad you asked. I got me another somewhat personalized rejection. And, you know what; it even had a hint or two about the … Continue reading

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About this writing thing – good feedback

I received another rejection, this one for the story titled “Lucy” (formerly, “The Shirt”) but this time I also received a nice feedback paragraph along with the rejection. Before I show the feedback, those who are not familiar with the … Continue reading

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Protected: I should have left well enough alone

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Protected: Michelle Maul Murder Mystery – Dead Girls Tell No Tales

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Finally! . . . Another Michelle Maul Murder Mystery Story

Well, not in this post, but in the next; the password protected post. Yup; you read that right. Password Protected Post. I’m reserving the right to potentially submit this story . . . probably in the distant future, if ever.  … Continue reading

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Flash Challenge – Coming Home

terribleminds is the site of Chuck Wendig, a “novelist, screenwriter, and game designer.” His current flash challenge (HERE): “I want you to write the end of a long journey. . . It’ll require you to bring some skills to bear to make it … Continue reading

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Writing ideas

I’m tossing around a few ideas — story ideas — related to the eventual integration of robots into our society. When I say robot, most people think of intelligent robots, but I view the matters of intelligence as separate. Robots, … Continue reading

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Four Hundred and Forty-One Days

That’s how long I waited for a rejection to a story I submitted on December 19, 2015. I waited that long because — on the off chance it was accepted — it would have a lot of exposure.  That brings … Continue reading

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Protected: The Snail Rodeo – Barrel Racing

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You read right – the snail rodeo

A year ago this week I was attending Viable Paradise XIX. In fact, on this very day, the Wednesday of that week a year ago, I posted the assignment that was due on Thursday. At the time I did not … Continue reading

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Writing update apology

Yesterday, I wrote a piece on writing. From the comments, I gather some readers felt the need to encourage me, to shore me up, as it were. Perhaps they even felt sorry for me. While I appreciate their concern, I … Continue reading

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Writing update

Nothing new on the short stories and the novel submissions. Rejections from the larger outfits come at a glacial place. Right now, all four of the September 2015 stories are out for submission. I play the lotto, and I can tell … Continue reading

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Redux: A Second Person POV Self-Challenge

In my previous post, I took up the challenge of writing in Second Person POV. That was based on THIS article. The author of the article challenged me to write the story from the female point of view. I think … Continue reading

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A Second Person POV Self-Challenge

One of the recent blogs and podcasts I’ve added to my limited rotation is Mythcreants. If the title is a play on the word miscreants, they should have called Mythscreants as it would sound closer to the intended word. Of … Continue reading

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Another Flash Challenge – The Manor Above

As I mentioned in THIS post, 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.” His previous challenge resulted in a piece that I’ll … Continue reading

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