99 Word Prompt: Romance

(A 99 word flash fiction prompt from the good people at Carrot Ranch.  The prompt: romance.  I ruminated over this post over the weekend, then decided to approach it as a choice to be made by the subject; one practical and the other romantic.) https://carrotranch.com/2019/11/21/november-21-flash-fiction-challenge/ "He isn't right for you." "Oh yes he is." "But … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Romance

Fibbing Friday (11/22/19)

Another Fibbing Friday prompt from pensitivity101, as usual 10 questions have to answered in as untruthful a way as possible.  I will do my best to be dishonest. https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2019/11/22/fibbing-friday-22nd-november-2019/ 1. Calendar Girls featured what organisation?   Kurdish Liberation Army 2. What is a limpet?   A small limp, not caused by injury but by drunkenness 3. Who … Continue reading Fibbing Friday (11/22/19)

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)