January 09, 2018 Day 09 – 42 Flash 2018

 

So… my seven deadly sins are: Temper, procrastination, being so deep under the waves I don’t get to my todo list, fear, and my response to fear – cockiness, snark, irreverence

Today’s Prompt: Trading one bad habit for another

January 08, 2018 Day 08 – 42 Flash 2018

 

The first seven days are done – time for one of my favorite sevens – The seven deadly sins. (which I can never remember)

Today’s Prompt: Making up your own seven deadly sins.

January 07, 2018 Day 07 – 42 Flash 2018

 

This morning (when I’m writing this, not posting it) when I got up I had so much to do and all I wanted to do was sleep. I ended up pacing myself. Knock off a few tasks… nap… another task, a nap interrupted by the puppy who had a task for me, followed by a nap… you know how it goes.

Today’s Prompt: Sometimes, it’s better to the the hare.

January 06, 2018 Day 06 – 42 Flash 2018

Thinking about past failures can paralyze you but if you let it it can be a growing experience that can drive you on to new and amazing failures… seriously – I’ve never learned anything by getting it right the first time. Don’t be afraid to fail it can be almost as bad as being afraid to win.

Today’s Prompt: Overcoming your biggest enemy, yourself

January 05, 2018 Day 05 – 42 Flash 2018

 

While we love the good, we don’t remember it nearly as clearly as the bad and wrong that we face. We remember the incidents in traffic where someone nearly causes an accident but rarely even notice when someone does us a good turn. I know I can recall some incidents vividly that happened years ago… It’s human nature.

Today’s Prompt: a good turn

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

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