42 Flash is coming – Get ready for 42 days of prompts from author who can’t count

We’re starting the challenge again – for the first 42 days of 2018 (and knowing me it will be more like 49 because that’s seven 7s and I can have all sorts of fun with that.

  • Seven deadly sins
  • Seven chakras
  • Seven days a week… or was that 8?
  • Seven brides for seven brothers
  • The Sinful Seven

I can’t wait to see what I posted.  (as usual, I will be creating the prompts early so I won’t remember what they are and I can be as surprised as you are..

Stay Tuned!

 

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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 10, 2017 day 41 – 42 Flash 2017 Edition

Have you ever seen something in a movie, or on TV that you say ‘I wouldn’t have done that…’ When you’re a writer, you get to decide what people do and the consequences of those actions.   Something to think about.

Today’s Prompt:  Curcumstances

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