Tag Archive | short

Holiday Short- Enough

Tweet of the Day: A Gnomey Christmas ——- Oh no! – Jam ——- We had an unexpected full house. The in-laws on one side, my brother’s family on the other. The kids with Terry the corgi int ow, ran up and down the house, my brother had his nose glued to his laptop talking to […]

AW’s October 2012 Blog Chain: Wizards’ World War (s.3)- Awakening

Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 7.41: Seven-Point Story Structure ——– Wizards’ World War: Seasons 1 & 2 – Dispatch 1 ——– It fell unto me to preside over this month’s Absolute Write forum’s Blog Chain. Here are the rules: Starting Date: Monday, October 8, 2012 Open to all forum members, even after it starts! […]

Drabble- Every Cat a Lion

Tweet of the Day: Roar- A Drabble ——– I’m not much for very short fiction or very long fiction for that matter, but after reading Aleïla post I remembered this old story: When I was a kid, my mother sent me to the corner store to buy some bread and milk. On my way I […]

Weekend Roundup: July 10th-16th

Tweet of the Day: On Mass Character Death ——– So no Harry Potter for me, not until next week. Why? Well, the plan was to sneak in at the earliest show yesterday, before the crowds swamped my local multiplex, but alas, the water mains broke, the flow stopped, and I could not get out of […]

Short Story Friday: The Gate-Aftermath

Tweet of the Day: Edge: Michael Crichton’s Congo ——- P.1 – P.12b ——- -Data Corruption at 81% ——- “Fight,” I said. With those words I rose upwards through the glass floor. Higher until I was level with Joseph. I punched him in the ear. He staggered back, fired streams of lighting, but my armor absorbed […]

Wizards’ World War: Dispatch 8-The Lion’s Den

Tweet of the Day: Why  You Should Spend More Time on Character Than Action. ——- Intro– Dispatches – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 9 ——- River Walk, Lansing, MI, July 23rd 2:44 p.m. I watched the dark cool waters of the Lansing river run by. The […]

Shorts Story Friday-The Gate: Invasion p.9

Tweet of the Day: A mini lesson on it’s and its…. ——- P.1 – P.2 – P.3 – P.4 – P.5 – P.6a – P.6b – P.7 – P.8 – P.10 – P.11 –P.12a –P.12b – Aftermath ——- Covenshire, or what was left of it. Corpse, stacked four and five deep, burned in large pyres. […]

TV Tropes Monday: Elaborate Underground Base

Tweet of the Day: The Sickest Underground Lairs in SciFi an Fantasy ——- The Elaborate Underground Base is a common feature in many speculative fiction settings, from heroic fantasy (many dungeons are this) to super heroes (the bat cave) and science fiction (the underground complex in Lost). Three reasons for this: Secrecy: Out of sight […]

Wizard’s World War:Dispatch 1-Dead Zone

Tweet of the Day: The Moon Blessed (A Short Story) ——– Intro – Dispatch 2 – Dispatch 3 – Dispatch 4 – Dispatch 5 – Dispatch 6 – Dispatch 7 – Dispatch 8 ——- Last Year: Płaska, Augustów County, Poland February 7th 15:45 hrs The boy scribbled runes on stone floor of his home with […]

Short Story Fridays: The Gate p.6a: Diligence

Tweet of the Day: Fire-Chap 1 ——- P.1–P.2 – P.11 P.3 –P.4 – P.12a P.5–P.6b – P.12b P.7–P.8 – Aftermath P.9 –P.10 ——- “Rise Sir Jonah,“ said the King. I did. The commendation hung heavy on my neck. Applause thundered across the hall. Other members of the order shook my hand and patted me in […]