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Flash Fiction: Waiting

zombie reaching dead As I seem to be slavishly following the daily prompts, I thought I would do something different today. It’s been a while since I’ve done a half hour flash fiction challenge so figured might be worth a while.

For those who don’t know this challenge involves me randomly choosing ten words, and writing a piece of flash fiction of no more than 200 words that must include all of those ten words, easy. Plus there’s the additional challenge of only giving myself half an hour to write it.

I used this site for the random words, and I was given the following words to use…

Chargeable, humming, death-trap, business, acoustic, condition, eventual, humanlike, limousine, moan

Hope you like it.

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Flash Fiction : Diamond Firestorm

red planet mars spaceFor this weeks’ Flash Fiction challenge, formidably hosted by Terribleminds.com we were asked to create a title using a random number generator and two lists of words. Then rather unsurprisingly we had to write our piece of flash fiction using that title as a prompt, but using no more than 1000 words.

I rolled Diamond Firestorm

Hope you enjoy it. If you want to comment on it, please do otherwise all those little comments boxes at the bottom of this post will begin to lose their purpose in life. Which is not fair on the little buggers.

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Flash Fiction : Demon Debt

Sad Demon by Cesar11
Sad Demon by Cesar11 (DeviantArt)

Another personal flash fiction challenge. The flash fiction has to include 10 random words and be no more than 200 words, plus I have to write it within half an hour, (Which I only just made, so apologies if it is a little rough around the edges.)

I use this site to generate the random words for me, and I was given these.

 

tearful, demonic, report, peep, home, paper, shelter, wail, sparkle, touch

As normal if you want to have a go, just pop your entry in the comments or link to your blog post from there.

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Flash Fiction: Blast of the Past

Old ArmchairI enjoyed the flash fiction challenge that I set myself yesterday, so I thought I would do it again today. The subject matter is certainly different from yesterdays, but still had fun writing it.

I’m going to use the same rules as yesterday’s challenge. I randomly generate ten words (from this site). All of the words must be used within a piece of flash fiction of no more than 200 words and all of this must be done in less than half an hour.

The words I was given were:

  • slow
  • cold
  • linen
  • teeth
  • stitch
  • alcoholic
  • error
  • amuck
  • bomb
  • cough

If you want to have a go at the challenge, by all means do so. I’d be interested to know what you would write. You can either pop your story in the comments below or link to your own blog.

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February 2013 Writing Update

It’s that time of the month. It’s time for me to look over the past 28 days and update y’all on just how well I am doing towards achieving all my objectives; an opportunity for me to describe in great length the massive echelons I have traversed in such a relatively short period. Yet this was not the month for great leaps in productivity, as far as my goals go, I have not done a great deal.

In fact the grand total of everything I have achieved in February consists of:

  • 2 pieces of flash fiction
  • 1 book read

However despite what looks to be a tremendous lack of productivity, I have not being sitting on my hands. The exact opposite in fact. (Sitting on somebody elses hands? Hands sitting on you?) OK, not the exact opposite in literal terms, but I have been very active. For those who read this post (It was one of the only three posts I wrote in February) you’ll know that I am hitting the Gym (again not literally, I have better things to do than physically assault a place of exercise). It is all this exercise business that has thrown my otherwise routine existence into chaos. New schedule aside, I am enjoying going I just haven’t got into a routine so it’s a bit more time-consuming than I would like.

So I may not have hit many objectives this month, but I am still feeling pretty good about myself. After all, it is alright for goals to change. Saying that I don’t want to make a habit of using it as an excuse, there are plenty more hours in the day to write in.

Recently, I have noticed that I’m suffering from FAE. For those not in the business of made-up psychological illnesses, FAE is Friend Achievement Envy. I have started to notice just how many people are achieving things (Jo at TheHappyLogophile.com completed the first draft of her novel, another friend of mine is planning to climb K2 or some other insanely large mountain, and I have just received a Facebook invitation to go to a play that another friend of mine is directing, and there’s other stuff too). Now I do want to make it clear that I am not bitter or hostile, I think what they are achieving is fantastic and the results are certainly a testament to all the hard work they have put in to get there. One day it will be me, proudly claiming that has taking real work to produce, but it seems for the time being my own achievements are a little further away.

One day, I’ll get my chance but it can only happen once I have learned to commit myself to something, and stay focused…

…it might be a long road but March is a whole new month. Wish me luck.

January 2013’s Writing Update

writing updates 2013It has been near-as-dammit one month since I wrote my objectives for 2013, a relatively long list of thirty-four things that I had to achieve before the fireworks went off for 2014’s New Year. These updates did use to be quarterly, but I figured the longer it is between the updates the more likely it is that time will just run away with me. So monthly updates it is then…

If you want to refresh yourself with my targets you can look here, if you have memorized them all then you don’t need to check but that is one scarily-high level of commitment for minor details you have there. You’re not the one going through my bins at the dead of night are you…?

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