The Writing Life

…a literary journey

Micro Fiction: The Cycle

This 300 word or less prompt was written to the last line below, “He could turn it around.” The line taken randomly from Colum McCann’s amazing novel, Let the Great World … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Micro-Fiction: Parlour Games

This week’s short is based on a line selected randomly from my current read, A God in Ruins, by Kate Atkins: The house was much warmer than when he had … Continue reading

November 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Micro-Fiction: Fool’s Paradise

Welcome! Below is my 298-word story for Monday’s Instagram prompt. This story was inspired by Night Happiness, an oil painting by Leonid Afremov…enjoy. Fool’s Paradise He moved around the room, … Continue reading

October 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Writing Prompt: Micro-Fiction

Greetings! This week’s Instagram’s Micro-Monday Fiction Writing Prompt is based on “Night Happiness”, an oil painting by Leonid Afremov 300 words or less…I’ll be posting my story here on Saturday   … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · 3 Comments

Tip of the Iceberg: Five Women Writers I’ve Just Discovered

I have read hundreds of books in my 55 years, but even better than that is the long list of ones I’ve yet to open. When I have the silly … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment


Surprisingly, I finished this story much earlier than I thought. I have zero background in Steampunk, so if I’ve captured even a couple of elements, I’ll be happy. I was inspired … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Steampunk Flash Fiction Photo Prompt

As writers, we sometimes limit ourselves by believing we can only write in a certain genre or only write certain types of characters. This week’s prompt is my attempt to … Continue reading

September 29, 2017 · Leave a comment