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 8, 2017 day 39 – 42 Flash 2017 Edition

Sometimes something small and random can change everything – sometimes its as simple as a few words, spoken at the right time, sometimes just being there or not being there.  Sometimes it is intentional, and others just happen.

Today’s Prompt: Random

February 5, 2017 day 36 – 42 Flash 2017 Edition

We live in a world of instant everything – instant food, fiction and news.  We eat, breathe and sleep on the cutting edge.  The only problem is the instant news isn’t always the truth.  By the time the truth is known, the genie is out of the bottle, the cows have burned down the barn, the goats are eating pop-rocks and no one really cares anymore.

Today’s prompt :  The truth isn’t hidden– sometimes its just ignored in favor of something flashier.

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 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 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. 

January 26, 2017 day 26 – 42 Flash 2017 Edition

Inspiration, where does it come from?  I’ve seen it come from a single line – or something said by a child… it doesn’t really matter– what matters is what you do with it.

Today’s Prompt:  Making something from nothing