When Should You Break The Writing Rules?

Ever notice how many unwritten rules there are in life? Rules you pick up as you go along. Rules that keep you safe. Rules that help you fit in society. Sometimes, those rules are good. Sometimes, they're not. Sometimes, you need to break those rules to get at something better. In case my children ever … Continue reading When Should You Break The Writing Rules?

Flash Fiction Friday: The Wagon

Another week, another entry in the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge. Enjoy! “When did it appear?” Deputy Bryan Jones circled the broken farm wagon. Blue sparks popped from its rusted wheels. “An hour ago, I think.” Bobby Dennison stood against his father and stared at the wagon. “You think?” “Me an’ Stevie got here … Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: The Wagon

Flash Fiction Friday: The Piano Player

Here is this week's Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers post. Enjoy! “This is it?” Mike asked and Benny nodded. The room stank of mildew and worse. Mold sat in the corners of the white tiled wall. Water stained several spots on the ceiling. “Why did she leave it here?” “She didn’t,” Benny answered. “Haven’t you … Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: The Piano Player

Treasure Hunter

  “You’ve got to be kidding me,” Mike grunted. “Of all the…” He shook his head. No time to argue this one. The tesseract brought him here and he had a job to do. Dust filled the old bar. On the floor. On the worn pool table. On the lamps and tables. The air was … Continue reading Treasure Hunter

Shelter At Last

Flash Fiction Friday! And the last of my Shelter serial. I cheated a bit with this one, and I clock in at 173 words instead of the normal 100. I hope you forgive me, and I hope you enjoy it. Would love to hear what you've thought about this story. Next week we'll move on … Continue reading Shelter At Last