With everything that’s going on at the moment, I really can’t get my head around Chuck’s challenges. I decided to give you another taster from near the start of The Perihelix, starring my asteroid miners, Big Pete and the Swede.
Dear all I arrived safely and met some of the others. There are lots of us in the cabin this year, mostly ‘older’ writers which is what I wanted. Some haven’t done much yet, and most seem to have a
Chuck Wendig was a little late with his challenge this week, but fortunately I read the brief and thought of something pretty much straight away. “The borderlands expire thanks to the hundred violins.” “A poetic pattern retains inertia.” “The criminal
This week we are invited to invent our own cocktail (and give the recipe), then write a short story tied to the cocktail in some way. Any genre, 2000 words. So this story contains alcohol and mild abuse of it.
Probably my last flash fiction of the year, and I give you a story of two characters that I have grown to love this year. I’m hoping I’ll see lots more of Big Pete and the Swede in the future.
This week’s challenge from Chuck Wendig was to pick a random song title and use it as the title of our flash fiction story. I had trouble working out how to do this random thing. I could get my iPod
“Easy. All you have to do is randomize a title from the two columns,” said Chuck Wendig. Then he gave us two numbered lists, I got my random number generator working, and drew 7 & 3 to give me “Orichalcum