Short Story Writing, The Writing Life, Writing Prompts

Moirai

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 by a kaleidoscope that sits on my desk at work, and the photo brought to mind a climate of uncertainty. I married the two, and… Continue reading Moirai

Short Story Writing, The Writing Life, Writing Prompts

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 offer a way out. I have always loved the idea of steampunk – Apart from the Golden Compass series (I’m hoping those count as Steampunk),… Continue reading Steampunk Flash Fiction Photo Prompt

Scene Writing, Short Story Writing, The Writing Life, Writing Prompts

Deliverance

Ignatius leaned his bike against the railing and gave the open-air post office its due. The brief admiration of the architecture and the history he and the building shared came automatically. He didn’t linger, but the moments at the foot of the steps provoked a sweet anticipation. He didn’t mind the pounding in his heart… Continue reading Deliverance

Oldsters, Protagonists, Short Story Writing, The Writing Life, Writing Prompts

Flash Fiction Photo Prompt

I love using my photography for writing prompts...the way it allows me to merge the two creative paths. You don't have to be an expert photographer, and I promise it will help you get over even the toughest writer's block. You never know who's going to appear on your page!  My first novel, Oldsters, was born… Continue reading Flash Fiction Photo Prompt

Writing Prompts

Photo Prompt: In the Eye of the Beholder

Photography has always been one of the only pastimes that keeps me in the moment.  Most activities, including writing, allow me too much time for self-reflection, which I've been known to drown in at times. When I go out to take photos, I stay present by observing the world around me. Everything that may have… Continue reading Photo Prompt: In the Eye of the Beholder