Fibbing Friday (11/15/19)

This Fibbing Friday prompt from pcguyiv was inspired by Veteran's Day.  Link below: https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2019/11/15/fibbing-friday-november-15th-2019/ I did my best to ask the 10 questions untruthfully while respecting the solemnity of Veteran's Day. What are the halls of Montezuma?   Famous brand of throat lozenges What happened on the shores of Tripoli?   Shark attack What is a caisson?   … Continue reading Fibbing Friday (11/15/19)

Fibbing Friday (11/8/19)

A Fibbing Friday prompt from pensitivity101/fibs by di.  The object is to answer the questions in a transparently dishonest way.  Hope my answers are ridiculous.  Link below to original prompt. https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2019/11/08/fibbing-friday-8th-november-fibs-by-di/ 1. What’s a cyclops?  When your bicycle collapses underneath you after a particularly dangerous act of daredevilry 2. What’s next in this sequence? Y, … Continue reading Fibbing Friday (11/8/19)

Form 6A

(A workplace short story about a new hire in management, her effect on one of the employees, and how she uses the levers of office politics.  About 5,600 words long.) Denise was suspicious of Helen from the beginning. When Helen arrived for her first day at work, everyone was wowed her outgoing personality and just … Continue reading Form 6A

99 Word Prompt: Day Of The Dead

(A 99 word flash fiction piece prompted by Carrot Ranch.  Subject: Day of the Dead.) https://carrotranch.com/2019/10/31/october-31-flash-fiction-challenge/ The ancestors made their annual visit during the time between fall and winter to be among the living.  As they commiserated with their living relatives and listened to their prayers, they were dismayed by the destructive tendencies of some … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Day Of The Dead

Fibbing Friday (11/1/19)

A Fibbing Friday prompt from Thoughts & Theories, link below.  The premise is to answer 10 questions untruthfully, the more preposterous the better. https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2019/11/01/fibbing-friday-november-1st-2019/ Why is this month called “November”?  Named after Martin November, inventor of the cock ring Why is Thanksgiving always the fourth Thursday of November instead of just being on a particular … Continue reading Fibbing Friday (11/1/19)

Fibbing Friday (10/25/19)

This is a prompt from pensitivity101, 10 questions that have to be answered untruthfully. Go to the link below to see the prompt, and join in if you feel so inspired, or if you're just really good at lying. https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2019/10/25/fibbing-friday-25th-october/ The questions, and answers: 1. What makes squash?  Mommy and daddy squash 2. How would … Continue reading Fibbing Friday (10/25/19)

Redwood Summer Chapter 15 (repost)

Rewrite of Redwood Summer chapter 15, a novel of 1990 San Jose. In this chapter the main character receives life changing news.  Only two more chapters to rewrite and repost.  I've spent a lot of time rewriting this novel, and maybe Redwood Summer will never come to anything, but everytime I work on it I … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 15 (repost)

99 Word Prompt: The Greatest Gift

Flash fiction prompt from Carrot Ranch.  For this prompt I imagined the greatest gift not as an object but as something intangible. https://carrotranch.com/2019/09/13/september-12-flash-fiction-challenge/ "So how have you been?" "Terrible!  I keep plugging away at my art, struggling to generate interest, hoping to find an audience, even daring to yearn for some accolades, but all I … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: The Greatest Gift

Writing Prompt: Mischievous Waters

This is a 100 word piece of flash fiction prompted by Go Dog Go Cafe.  The prompt is mischievous waters.  I decided to write about water balloons, because what's more mischievous than a water balloon prank?  Read and find out. https://godoggocafe.com/2019/09/03/tuesday-writing-prompt-challenge-tuesday-september-3-2019/ The army of pranksters, each with a bucket of water balloons, gathered around the … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Mischievous Waters