Here, at long last, is my entry for Eric Swett’s March Writer’s Challenge, in the short fiction division:
In the garden beside the ancient tree. Twisted limbs stretching out towards the stars. All is silent and still, shrouded in white. The stars beckon overhead, calling Sa’renna in the Dreamers’ language, older than the world, as old as time itself. Continue reading “The Moon-Blessed (A Short Story)”
I created a page for my flash fiction and microfiction pieces. Currently, the page contains only the pieces created with the OneWord writing exercises. In the very near future I hope to post more pieces created beyond that.
I’ve been hearing a little bit about flash fiction since I came back to my writing. I hadn’t tried it though because it seemed a little intimidating somehow. However, my experiences with the OneWord writing exercise made me brave enough to try. This morning (as a part of my new morning writing routine…yay me!), I looked up writing prompts on Writer’s Digest and discovered this gem: “Only two weeks into the New Year had passed and Tim had already broken his first resolution: Don’t kill anyone. Write this scene.” I gave it a whirl and was pleasantly surprised to find I was actually able to finish a whole story. It’s in very rough form but nothing a little editing won’t fix. It needs some cutting to really qualify for flash fiction (under 1000 words, I think) unless I decide to expand it into a short story. Either way, I am well pleased.
I’ll share the story here when I’m done editing and rewriting. Not sure when that will be because I think I want to try to write a few new short stories or flash fiction stories before I edit anything else, including my manuscripts. I think that would help build up a little confidence in my own productivity.
I’m also thinking that my renewed efforts with the Morning Pages (see Morning Pages Inspiration) is beginning to pay off. My muse is no longer giving me the silent treatment…even if she is still a little scary.