Flash Fiction Friday: The Assignment

Here is my story for this week's Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Enjoy! "Oh, for the love! I said left! No, that's right! I said left!" Mittens stared out of the windshield and watched Delgado disappear down the side street. The left side street. She leaned back and looked up at the human. Useless. Why … Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: The Assignment

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Flash Fiction Friday: Does The Sun Rise?

Here is this week's Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers' challenge. Enjoy! The last tendrils of golden light touch my face. The sea swallows the sun, and with it all the warmth that blanketed me. Silence. Where did the gulls' cry vanish to? Gulls. I remember gulls. They're a bird that flies over the sea. Yes, … Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Does The Sun Rise?

Writing Basics: Why Your Characters Should Speak For Themselves

Take this moment and pause. I know you can hear them. The voices in your head. Talking to you. Telling you things. How others are thinking, feeling. Listen to them. Every writer I know has the gift/curse of voices in their head that are not their own. Note: This  is not to make fun of … Continue reading Writing Basics: Why Your Characters Should Speak For Themselves

Little Things = Big Blunders – I’m Over on Dan Alatorre’s Blog Today! #guestblogging

Sometimes, it’s the simple things that can derail your story. Little story gremlins wreak havoc on an otherwise smooth operation. Hard to spot? Yes. Easy to fix? Absolutely – though it can be time consuming. Don’t fret, there is hope. Once upon a time, I was an airplane mechanic. Of the Avionics variety. This meant […] … Continue reading Little Things = Big Blunders – I’m Over on Dan Alatorre’s Blog Today! #guestblogging

I Wanted to Check In With You

I am buried deep into my current works-in-progress, but I wanted to stop by to say hi and see how all you wonderful people were doing. I must confess, things are moving a lot slower than I had anticipated, but they are moving forward! One story that I hope to have finished soon will be … Continue reading I Wanted to Check In With You