The Writing Life

…a literary journey

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

Back at it…

I felt a sort of jet lag upon returning home from a week away during Hurricane Irma. It’s taken me several days to want to do anything with my writing. … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

When life interrupts…

I’ve been on the road from Florida to Georgia during Hurricane Irma; working 12-hour shifts at another location for my company as part of the disaster recovery team. Pros and … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · Leave a comment