February 11, 2017 day 42 – 42 Flash 2017 Edition

There is nothing we can’t do in fiction – the question is – should we?  Part of writing is saying “what happens?”  part of editing is saying “Should it happen?” and more importantly “Is it important to the story?”  Sometimes its a choice: do we go big, or do we go small?

Today’s PromptGo Big

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February 9, 2017 day 40 – 42 Flash 2017 Edition

I think in most of my stories, the hero isn’t the hero because they decide to do something – they’re just in the right place at the right time (although more often than not, they’re in the wrong place at precisely the wrong time.) – It’s all a matter of perspective

Today’s Prompt : Remind me to never do that again

February 3, 2017 day 34 – 42 Flash 2017 Edition

No matter how much you love a person, no matter how dedicated you are… we all need a break sometimes, even from ourselves.

Today’s Prompt: A getaway.

February 2, 2017 day 33 – 42 Flash 2017 Edition

Thinking about the lyrics from a YES song – Don’t surround yourself with yourself, move on back two squares…

Today’s Prompt (bonus points if you know the  movie):  “Always, no, never… forget to check your references…”

February 1, 2017 day 32 – 42 Flash 2017 Edition

I remember when I was a kid, the challenge/ritual was to be the first to say “White Rabbit” to someone (and it should be your first words)… I have no idea where it came from…

Today’s Prompt: Tradition vs. Superstition

January 30, 2017 day 30 – 42 Flash 2017 Edition

I seem to have fallen behind again.  I keep getting lost in things that seem out of control.  People seem to want to yell and cling to their version of reality and only listen to things that agree with them.. but nothing grows in a vacuum.

Today’s Prompt (or more appropriately yesterday’s prompt): Look beyond

January 27, 2017 day 27 – 42 Flash 2017 Edition

The problem with surprise twists and looking at things from a different perspective is the fact that… people come to expect it, you become predictable in your unpredictability.  Sometimes the best twist, is the one that never happens.

Today’s Prompt: Suspense is waiting for the shoe that never drops.