Redwood Summer Part III Chapter 12 (repost)

Rewrite of chapter 12, which is also the beginning of the last third of Redwood Summer, a novel of 1990 San Jose. This chapter begins after a job interview for the main character, and interview that didn’t go well. As he meets up with his girlfriend in downtown San Jose, he wonders what to do … Continue reading Redwood Summer Part III Chapter 12 (repost)

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99 Word Prompt: Into The Dark

https://carrotranch.com/2018/11/29/november-29-flash-fiction-challenge/ Gladys peered cautiously at the basement door.  "Honey, I think I heard a noise in the basement." "What kind of noise?" her husband Paul answered. "I can't tell," Gladys said.  "Either something fell or was knocked over.  Could you please look?" "Scared of a little noise?" Paul laughed. "What if it's an intruder?" Gladys … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Into The Dark

Redwood Summer Chapter 11 (repost)

via Redwood Summer Chapter 11 Rewrite of chapter 11 of Redwood Summer, a novel of 1990 San Jose.  The setting of this chapter is Jason's workplace, a satellite imaging company.  The workplace is abuzz because of a visit they received from a group of businessmen who are rumored to be interested in buying the company.  … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 11 (repost)

Writing Prompt: Masks – The Bank Robbery

Very short story inspired by a writing prompt posted by Rachel Poli.  Subject: masks https://rachelpoli.com/2018/10/19/time-to-write-masks-creative-writing-prompt/ THE BANK ROBBERY A masked man entered the bank. He went to the nearest window, pulled out a pistol, and held it low as he pointed it at the teller. "Fill this up!" the bank robber ordered as he tossed … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Masks – The Bank Robbery

Redwood Summer Chapter 10 (repost)

A rewrite of chapter 10 of Redwood Summer, a novel of 1990 San Jose.  In this chapter Jason is attempting to fix the car problem from the previous chapter, and ends up having a conversation with his father about where he's at in life, and about what Silicon Valley was in its agricultural past. via … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 10 (repost)

99 Word Prompt: Bottleneck

https://carrotranch.com/2018/08/31/august-30-flash-fiction-challenge/ THE BOTTLE OPENER A party goer grabbed a longneck bottle of ale from an ice chest and searched around.  "Anyone know where the bottle opener is?" "I got this," another party goer said as he picked up another beer bottle.  "Now give me yours." The first party goer handed him his bottle, then the … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Bottleneck

99 Word Prompt: Comet

https://carrotranch.com/2018/08/16/august-16-flash-fiction-challenge/ YOU SHOULD'VE LISTENED TO ME! "I see a dark omen ahead for you," the sorceress warned. "Well that's a bummer," the man said nonchalantly. "Heed my words!" the sorceress reiterated. "When a comet appears that is aligned with one of the planets, it will spell your doom!" "How does a comet align with a … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Comet

Redwood Summer Chapter 9 (repost)

Rewrite of chapter 9 for Redwood Summer. In this chapter Jason, the main character, and his friends Randy and Brian are driving home after seeing a movie, but what's really happening is the growing apart of Jason and Randy. The breakdown that happens to Jason's car is symbolic, not only of the relationship between Jason … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 9 (repost)

99 Word Prompt: Peering

https://carrotranch.com/2018/08/09/august-9-flash-fiction-challenge/ SAD CAT DIARY: WILDLIFE EDITION The mountain lion came up to the forest's edge drawn by the scent of food.  She peered from the woods at a flock of livestock in a nearby pasture. One of those sheep could feed me and my little ones for a week, the mountain lion thought as she … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Peering

Redwood Summer Chapter 8 (repost)

Reposting of Redwood Summer chapter 8 after giving it a rewrite. It isn't too different from earlier version, just more expanded. In this chapter, Jason, the character, is having dinner with his entire family and his girlfriend, and it's the last truly happy moment for him in the novel. After this chapter, the downward descent … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 8 (repost)