NYC Midnight Microfiction Contest, Story and Feedback

Two months ago, I entered a writing contest/challenge by NYC Midnight. I wrote three stories, and selected one to submit. My other two stories can be read here. I finally got my judges’ feedback today. Here’s the story: The best way to ride a flying carpet was squatting– hands gripping the pile, ready to roll,Continue reading “NYC Midnight Microfiction Contest, Story and Feedback”

Book Review: The Ivies, by Alexa Donne

About a year ago, I posted a book review for the debut novel by Alexa Donne, titled Brightly Burning. It was not a complimentary review, though I did say I would continue to follow her and check out future novels. And so I have. When Ms. Donne began talk about her third and upcoming thrillerContinue reading “Book Review: The Ivies, by Alexa Donne”

Twitter Fiction, April 2021

These microficiton stories were originally published to my Twitter account. Compiled here for your enjoyment 🙂 FIRST OF APRIL The stepsisters woke to honey and ants on their faces. They screamed up the stairs, flung open the attic door, and their mouths filled with goose feathers. By the time they’d washed, their eggs were cold.Continue reading “Twitter Fiction, April 2021”

Driving With Children

Today’s Prompt from, by Julie Duffy, had me writing the same scene from three different view-points. I chose something pretty mundane and probably relatable to many: The family road trip. I also used this exercise as an opportunity to practice stream-of-consciousness writing. Apologies for including so much bathroom talk, but I think most peopleContinue reading “Driving With Children”