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
(A comedic look at workplace hierarchy/pecking order, first performed as a staged reading at Community TV of Santa Cruz.) CHARACTERS LEONARD – middle management GORDON – recently promoted to middle management CLAUSEN – upper management Place: LEONARD'S workplace office Time: Contemporary (LEONARD is sitting at his desk and writing on some paperwork. GORDON enters.) LEONARD: … Continue reading Power Trip – A 5 Minute Play
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)
Hooray! After four years and 90 posts, including 12 short stories, six short plays, 16 Carrot Ranch 99 word prompt flash fiction pieces, all 17 chapters of Redwood Summer: a novel of 1990 San Jose (my hometown), links to the five videos of my Community TV of Santa Cruz live broadcast drama Pacific Television Theater, … Continue reading 200 Followers!
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Season 4 of Better Call Saul is now in the books, time to revisit predictions I made at the halfway point and to wrap things up. As usual, my predictions went astray because so many things happened that I just didn't see coming. Here's the link to my last post of predictions earlier this year: … Continue reading A Saul Is Born!
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
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)
We're now halfway through season 4 of Better Call Saul, so time to revisit my earlier predictions for the season and see if I'm anywhere close. Here's the link to the original post: https://robertkirkendall.com/2018/08/06/countdown-to-saul/ SPOILERS AHEAD! The first subject I tackled was the fallout of Chuck's death. After much speculation I concluded that Chuck's death … Continue reading Saul: Halfway Through The Season
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