Light is this week’s, or rather last year’s, writephoto prompt. I’m catching up on the ones I missed while Sue Vincent is busy with other important things. I hope it’s going well, Sue. So, the word is Light, and the
People I knew in the Past is a pretty weak subject for P in my A to Z of inspirations, but then, the past does make you who you are, and sometimes the people who are gone and forgotten come
A unicorn from the future appears at the marriage of a Scottish queen. It says: “I am here to talk to you.” This quote is from the Magic Realism Bot – something someone found and sent to Chuck Wendig, and
It’s Fridayflash time! I’m a week late with this one, as I explained last Friday, but I think this one’s worth it. Chuck Wendig is back with a subgenre mash-up – and you know how I like those. I got
Red Sky at Night was the saying I took for this week’s flash fiction prompt. It needed to begin with R for the A to Z Challenge. I stole the idea for the quest from Ben Zackheim’s The Camelot Kids Book 1,
Time once again for the Bookshelf Gargoyle‘s fantastic Fiction in Fifty Words monthly challenge. As usual you can join in, you don’t even have to sign up, although adding your gem to the #Fi50 monthly post is a good idea.
It seems to be a long time since I last wrote a Sir Woebegone story. In fact the last one was in February. He’s another who started as a minor character, this time The Empress and the Peanut, and then
I was hoping to use one of the other titles Chuck Wendig gave us the other week, but he’s come out with ‘fiction in the social media world’. I’m wondering about a story in tweets, but I can barely get
Chuck’s missed this one out. It’s about time I brought Sir Woebegone out again, though, to make my blog more MG friendly. Not that this is any less weird than anything else I’ve done lately… but it did more or
This week’s Chuck Wendig challenge was to include a dead body in the opening paragraph and keep it to 1000 words. After that, anything goes. I’ve been thinking for some time that Sir Woebegone needs an outing, so here he
I didn’t understand this week’s Chuck Challenge, so I reverted to a task Rebecca set me in November – take five things she listed and include them in a story. It’s 1001 words. I decided you wanted every one of
Our challenge this week is to do a 1000-word story (beginning, middle and end) that is all action! “Standard action movie fare” was how it was described. I decided this was a job for our less-than-superhero, Sir Woebegone, who we
A strange thing from Chuck Wendig this week – giving over to someone else who asks for a message from the future to be put somewhere else as part of a project. I haven’t got my head round it yet.
For someone who started out life as a bystander in someone else’s story, Sir Woebegone is doing pretty well. This week, Chuck Wendig gave us a random choice of twenty settings for our story – I rolled a 2 and
For this week’s Friday Flash Fiction, Chuck Wendig asked us to pick a number at random, and match it to a list of psychic powers he provided. I picked 13 which turned out to be …. well, work it out
This Friday’s Flash Fiction challenge (c 1000 words), courtesy of Chuck Wendig at terribleminds.com, is a randomly generated character and situation: a glum empress is trying to kill a dragon to acquire its treasure. “Your imperial majesty…” the courtier bowed