I recently took part in a holiday prompt swap organized by https://twitter.com/ARFrederiksen. My prompt and story are below! (Really looking forward to what was done with mine.) Prompt And what would you wish for? To live The world shifted around me, and I could feel my body changing. My gut grew wide and round, my thin goatee grew into a… Read more →
Category: Short Story
Short Story : Please don’t feed the readers, yourself. NSFW
I realized suddenly that I never did get around to reposting the real life fan fiction pastiche I wrote based in part on Stormy Sto Helit, and a conversation that happened on a message board known only as, The Basement (howdy fellow PUTS) Let me remedy that. NSFW. Or sweet dreams. Due to deep personal beliefs in not creeping out… Read more →
What worth the coins in my pocket?
Short story inspired by https://www.blaseball.com/bulletin blaseball. What worth the coins in my pocket? The golden slugs that ching ching ching merrily as I stride from the shop to the bookies. The solid metal disks, emblazoned on the head with the Blaseball logo, dark and writing, and on the tail with the five quartered cross representing the leagues, and on the… Read more →
And the award for saving the planet goes too…..
So, after some discussions around the horrible MC job done for the Hugo’s this year, several discussions swirled around in my head, and I found myself pumping out 2000 words of real person fan fiction / pastiche about next years award ceremony. Johnathon White sat nervously, his cloth mask tight against his face. He looked down again at the notecards… Read more →
Fiction Snippet : Nu Yeller
Thanks to Totally Mindy on Kid’s Place live this morning, I have a horrible cyberpunk version of Old Yeller in my head… here’s a snippet of “the scene” in my head, so you can all share in my horror at my own brain. “No pa. He’s my dog. I’ll do it.” Tahmina pulled the old keyboard out from the rack… Read more →
Telepathillogical, or Did You Hear What They Said About Our Marlene’s Telepathy? And who Grandma left the good china to?
As so often happens, a story idea gets into my head from an odd source. An online discussion of the Romance Genre, and what it means to be Romance, being talked about by Ursula Vernon ( @ursulav on Twitter) morphed into her talking about the weird way that Science Fiction and Fantasy get mixed and matched based on odd qualities.… Read more →
The Rose Queen of Crime
Due to joking about the wildly talented Rebecca Rose’s handsome husband dressing in a Harley Quinn esque uniform, and her playing the Joker, I have this stuck in my head. (Work in progress) She strolled into the bank to the sound of organ music, no one sure where the sound came from. A purple dinner jacket flapped like a… Read more →
Short Story Challenge: The Thousand Doors of Olive Garden
So, saw a comment from the forward thinking Rose Eveleth ( @roseveleth on twitter, check her podcast, Flash Foward ) about a small contest being run by another writer @hels on twitter. Write a story using this opening line, and she’ll buy you dinner at OG. Well, im good without the dinner ,but the first line was too good to… Read more →
Wicked Pens Writing Prompt Dangerous
A short writing prompt (dangerous) for a writing group I’m part of turned into a bit of a short story! Warning, NSFW. (im going to edit it to be even more so, later. ) Eyes closed, she breathed in, slowly, deeply. The popping of the bubbles in the drink just under her nose tickled, bringing the various herbal… Read more →