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Writing Wednesdays: Stories for Sendai

Stories for Sendai is a charity anthology by J.C. Martin and Michelle Davidson Argyle in support of the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, and I’m happy to have my piece included in the final list.  This anthology deserves all the support it can get. The piece I wrote was born of one sentence: A…

Power of Tension Blogfest

For Wednesday writing, I’m taking part in the Power of Tension Blogfest. Here’s what the host Rachel Morgan wants bloggers to do: Give us an excerpt (up to 300 words) from your manuscript or recently completed work (or just a random scene) that just drips with tension and will tie us up in knots wanting to…

When Do You Revise?

Super-busy schedule the last few weeks has meant two things: 1. Some stories had to be revised very soon after the first draft: a matter of days. In case of the flash pieces for the A-Z challenge, hours. 2. Other stories that had languished for months, feedback in tow, stayed that way. I found that…

Do not Resuscitate: Writing Prompt Fiction

She won’t make it past tonight, you’ll see, said Uncle Josh, sprawled out on the sofa. He scratched the seat of his pants, took a swig of his beer. She looks terribly frail, John.

You never know, she’s getting enough fluids. You never can tell with cancer, said Dad, and our sister is tougher than a one-eared alley cat. But I hope something happens before we all go broke.