The Mystery Blogger Award

Kids, I've been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award. It's kind of awesome. I haven't been nominated for a blogging award since 2015. So it looks like my fortunes are taking a turn for the better. Gosh, I have so many people to thank before they start playing me off and cutting to commercial. Actually, … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award

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My Trip to the Circus & My Trip to the Circus

I was having a hard time coming up with something to write for Fiction Friday, so I took to Twitter and asked for a writing prompt. My friend Caitlyn came through. She tweeted back: "Describe two visits to the circus from the point of view of someone who's bipolar. On one visit, he's manic, and … Continue reading My Trip to the Circus & My Trip to the Circus

Alex’s Challenge

Time to come back to another challenge issued by another reader. The fourth comment on my initial blog post came from Alex, who provided the following prompts… Character Name: Pablo Setting: Law School Object: A candle Emotion: Sad "Doesn't it feel like the 19th century?" asked Wash as he brought two more lit candles over … Continue reading Alex’s Challenge

Sarah’s Challenge

Time to come back to another challenge issued by another reader. The third comment on my initial blog post came from Sarah, who provided the following prompts… Character Name: Samuel Setting: Mars Object: A notebook Emotion: Confusion Samuel ran down the corridor of Echo base, clutching a torn notebook in his hand as he made … Continue reading Sarah’s Challenge

VTnessa’s Challenge

Time to come back to another challenge issued by another reader. The second comment on my initial blog post came from VTnessa, who provided the following prompts... Character Name: Hezekiah Tribido Setting: The plains/prairies of Canada Object: A lobster boat Emotion: Relaxed I honestly couldn't remember how long I had been walking. Days? Weeks? I … Continue reading VTnessa’s Challenge

A to Z

Caitlyn issued another challenge on the Twitter. I have to write a story in which each sentence begins with a different letter of the alphabet, beginning with the letter A, and moving sequentially, i.e., B, C, D, and so forth. That gives me 26 sentences to tell a coherent story. I feel like this one … Continue reading A to Z

Let’s Go, Sugarbeet

Yesterday, my friend Caitlyn offered to provide a writing prompt to some folks on Twitter. I accepted the challenge. She gave me the first sentence. The rest was up to me... "Let's go, sugarbeet," he said and snapped on the light. He was holding two duffle bags, one very light, the other very heavy. It … Continue reading Let’s Go, Sugarbeet