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She pelts him with bunchberries the first time they meet. The black wolf would suffer the sticky mess an entire day if it meant listening to her sweet laughter and the soothing sound of her wings, but he has a job to do.
Writing Battle Flash Fiction Challenge Coming Soon – A truly amazing writing community phenomenon taking off!
Have you Ever Worked Furiously on a Short Story Submission, and Nearly Missed the Deadline?
Still, I managed it with fifteen minutes to spare! And I hadn’t even figured out the title yet. Yikes! My closest call yet. I had the deadline wrong. I’m typing away and thought I should check the submission requirements again. Due in Two Hours! What!! The story that resulted still has me reeling. I love it so much, I don’t even care if it doesn’t get a win. It is dear to my heart, and that is all that matters.
The prompt was to write a dystopian tale using the first sentence, “The outside world was unknown to her, but she could see a glimpse of it through the window in his room.” I couldn’t resist this one! It’s short. Eight minutes to read. I’d love to know if it captures your imagination, too, only if you have a few minutes to spare, and need a dose of magic. If you do, click the photo.
A lonely man in a dying world seizes a chance at happiness with a mythical being.
The outside world was unknown to her, but she could see a glimpse of it through the window in his room. The view from this high place included a blue sky interrupted by puffy white clouds tipped in pink from the rising sun, and their shadows moved swiftly over a patch of turbulent sea. That spot was the focus of her longing.
It was the vast land flowing away from the sea that comprised the unknown, the part of this world she had never experienced until now, the part that required a pair of feet to traverse it. She looked at her toes in wonder, curling them just to ensure it was her will operating the strange appendages.
A Little Cannibal Comedy, Anyone?
I dare you to ride along with the masked passengers and their eerie pilot in this story that came from a random prompt in a genre you don’t get …A Little Cannibal Comedy, Anyone?
Browsing Vocal Media for Engaging Short Stories?
I’m there. I would love you to stop by and check out my growing and eclectic set of short stories. Fantasy fiction, an adult fairy tale, a romance triangle with a twist, a pair of aquarium fish who witness murdering mayhem, a historical fiction tale of a pioneering aeronaut, and even a cannibal comedy with an ending that will raise your brows, await you. If you enjoy them, like and comment while you’re there. Thank you!
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An End at Barfleur – A Short Story
Originally posted on By D. L. Lewellyn: This story is a single journal entry in Book One, Ursus Borealis, in The Starlight Chronicles series. I found…An End at Barfleur – A Short Story
More Pod People Seeded in my Brain by Aliens – Being Taken Over is Exciting!
So long as they’re giving me something and not taking… Hmmm. Or are they? Well, what I don’t know won’t hurt me. Meanwhile, characters, aka my Pod …More Pod People Seeded in my Brain by Aliens – Being Taken Over is Exciting!
My Pod People are Still Clamoring for Release. Stories Won’t Stop! Happy Winter Writing!
Sharing an exciting new short story by E. B. Hunter
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Once I realized the “real world” was largely in my head, it became infinitely easier to interact with the reality of others.Musings
Kent is My New Guru
Check out our conversation and meet this sci-fi author who gives us more on his insights.
Best AutoCrit Score Ever!
I can’t deny I was pleased with this summary. I worked hard on polishing my first microfiction 24-hour submission to NYC Midnight’s 250-word Microfiction Challenge 2022, and maybe… just maybe, this will mean something in the judging. We will see (but not until January!). These events are amazing for anyone who wants the challenge of getting a complete story into a tiny format. And for those of you who are participating with me, the best of luck!
Check out AutoCrit if you haven’t already. I recommend it as a great writing resource with powerful analytics.
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My First Submission to Vocal!
Won’t you come check it out? It’s a fun adult fairy tale involving three witches, a kidnapped prince, and a choice to sacrifice a piece of his…