Flash Fiction: Bounty of Hamsters

Bounty of Hamsters   An unholy racket comes from the cage, where Nicole’s hamsters, Josh and John, are staying until she comes home from vacation. I never thought I’d be a hamster sitter. I peek into the cage, looking for my furry roommates. They have a big surprise for me. “Oh my God! You guys…

Flash Fiction: The Real Job

Time for another round of flash fiction, courtesy of Charli over at Carrot Ranch. I was busy this morning chewing on the prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a busy character.  It reminded me of one of the busiest jobs I ever experienced. The Real Job The fryer beeps its…

Coming Soon! A Scary Anthology

You may have noticed I’ve been quieter on here than normal (or at least I think I have. It feels like I have). The reason is there are TWO books coming out in the next couple of months that are very important to me and have required me to bury myself in my writing hole.…

Flash Fiction: The Chimes

After an unintentional break (thanks to unexpected road trips and catching up on post-vacation tasks), I’m more than ready to jump back into flash fictioning. I can think of no better way to do that than with this week’s prompt over at Carrot Ranch: In 99 words (no more, no less) use sound to create a…

Flash Fiction: Perfection and Regret

This week’s flash fiction challenge posed by Chuck Wendig started with some distracting fun – use InspiroBot to create “inspirational” memes, like this one. Go play with it. I’ll wait. So we were supposed to use one of InspiroBot’s memes as inspiration for a story, using the text of the meme in the story if…

Flash Fiction: The Light

Welcome to another 99-word flash piece, brought to you by this week’s prompt over at Carrot Ranch: In 99 words (no more, no less) write about a beacon. It can be from a lighthouse or other source. Use the word literally or figuratively. I’m getting it finished just under the wire this week, but better almost…