Part Two of Chuck Wendig’s Latest Flash Fiction Challenge. A continuation of Meagan Wilson’s untitled story.
“Yes, this penthouse view is quite breathtaking,” I turned to the luscious blonde before me, “but not nearly as lovely as—”
A thunder clap, and then I was standing in a small, glowing circle, surrounded by a gaggle of chanting fools in robes.
”Oh great Sorasel im Palat, lord of fire and darkness, fell devourer of the innocent, conqueror of—” Arcane symbols covered the speaker’s robes, nearly obscuring the heavy crimson fabric.
“Yes, yes, get on with it.” I gestured with my … more
Part Two of Chuck Wendig’s Latest Flash Fiction Challenge. A continuation of Matt Cash’s story: Angel?
I woke up the other morning with wings and thought,’what the fucking Hell am I supposed to do now?!’
Like many of the tales I’ve told this one begins with……Once when i was pissed….
Once, when I was pissed I decided to mix as many different spirits I had in my kitchen in a pint glass. Gin,vodka,rums of white and dark,some
weird dusty bottled supermarket liqueur and some bourbon.
And after a couple of glasses of foul tasting … more
Part Two of Chuck Wendig’s Latest Flash Fiction Challenge. A continuation of Mr. Urban Spaceman’s story: Joe’s Bar.
“Buy me a drink,” he said, bloodshot eyes meeting mine from further down the bar, “and I’ll tell you how I broke the world.”
I gave a snort, took a long swig of my G&T, and turned my attention back to the game being shown on Joe’s decrepit TV.
“Go on,” he insisted, in a voice ravaged by years of strong alcohol. “It’ll be worth it.”
Glancing around, I looked for help, but none of the … more
(a chained story writing prompt from Chuck Wendig’s blog: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/11/22/flash-fiction-challenge-200-words-at-a-time-part-one/ )
Greg Evans slapped off the com alarm while he was still prying open eyes gummed shut by sleep.
The vacc-suited figure in the screen was standing at the near relay station, by the visible background.
“Lieutenant J.G. Jenna Ballard,” the woman’s voice said. “I have an emergency and I need directions to your station.”
“Uh,” Greg said. “Just follow your inertial tracker.”
“I don’t have a tracker,” the lieutenant said.
“Who sent you here without a tracker?”
“No one sent me!” the woman shouted. “I told … more
Freedom™ is the sequel to Daemon. I must admit I had left this book sitting around for three years waiting to be read because I wasn’t exactly happy with Daemon. I thought the ending was too downbeat. As a computer professional, I saw those who joined the Daemon’s darknet as, well, not to put too fine a point on it, as not-quite-traitors to the human race. They were joining with, and helping, a computer program against humans.
I finally decided to get this book out of my to-be-read pile. I am happy to say that what I thought … more
I just read Chuck Wendig’s latest post: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/07/17/so-you-just-had-your-book-published/ about what happens after your first book is published.
There’s the initial high (snorting comet dust); followed by second-guessing yourself when no one seems to notice; no reviews, no sales numbers, no responses to your guest posts; followed by … what the heck, Chuck says it much better than I could, especially since I haven’t sold a book yet.
So if you are a writer (potential, wannabe, novice, semi-pro, professional) or someone who supports a writer (spouse, fiancé, SO, or just friend) go read it.
I’ll be pulling out some choice bits … more
My Life as a White Trash Zombie is the story of Angel Crawford, who wakes up in the hospital with no memory of why or how she got there. A package is delivered there with a cooler of strange drinks and a letter stating that she has job waiting for here at the city morgue, and a threat that if she doesn’t take it, the police will find out that she was in violation of her probation.
The rest of the book is about Angel finding out about her new life as … more
View Date: 6/29/13
Some spoilers below.
World War Z is a fun, action romp, if you can ignore some logical inconsistencies.
Brad Pitt delivers an excellent performance as Gerry Lane, a man who gave up a globe-trotting life of adventure as a U.N. investigator in order to settle down and concentrate on his family–wife and two daughters. When the zombie apocalypse breaks out, he is forced back into his previous life in order to safeguard the family that means more to him than anything else.
He accompanies Andrew Fassbach, a virologist played by Elyes Gabel, protected by a SEAL … more
Wendig Challenge: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/06/28/flash-fiction-challenge-down-the-tv-tropes-rabbit-hole/
I decided to use two tropes I came across while trolling the tropes database, Sex Sells: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SexSells?from=Main.HelloBoys
and Super Slave Market:
This one actually came in under the 1k target at 899 words.
“Plasma rifle in the forty-watt range,” the customer said in a thick accent.
“I’m sorry sir, but I can’t sell you that,” Kitty said.
“Why not? Isn’t this the Gun Show?”
“Yes sir, finest weapons in the known universe! ‘The right to buy weapons is the right to be free’ is our motto, however that is classed as an … more
Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/06/21/flash-fiction-challenge-another-roll-of-the-dice/
16 magical realism
18 erotica (changed to Occult Detective)
10 a forbidden love
7 a secret room
The House of Love and Murder
George Lestrade, the city’s only practicing Occult Detective, stood in the doorway of the house and studied the tidy living room. His eyes told him one thing, that this was a normal home; while this other senses told a different story, namely that this house was a focus for supernatural forces. He had felt it as he opened the small gate and walked toward the house.
“Well, … more