Twist in Time Magazine is one of my favorite publications because they focus on stories that play with time. I'm excited my flash story The Collection is featured in their latest issue. This is a tale of a young body snatcher, and the evil Collector who hunts her. The story began as a contest entry … Continue reading Penny-pence for Your Thoughts
I usually don’t enter multiple stories in the same contest, but I’m enjoying the stories at Quantum Shorts too much to resist another. If you have an extra minute or two, check out my quantum detective story “Point of View” at the Quantum Shorts contest page. This story began as a YeahWrite Super Challenge entry. … Continue reading Quantum Detective Story!
I'm thrilled Funny Pearls chose to feature my nonfic story "First Impressions." This is the true story of Dolores the Raccoon and her ongoing campaign to take over my house. She's a determined little terrorist. Her baby, pictured here, spewed hissing rowling tiger noises the whole time we tried to get him out of our … Continue reading First Impressions
Don’t Say ‘No’ to a Cold Winter’s Night Sweat dries then chills my exposed throat as I return home from a run in the winter dusk. “Not again!” No light shines; another power outage, frigid night. Muscle memory steers me down the hall, into my bedroom. A blast of heat, an odor—sour, putrid, noxious—strikes me. … Continue reading Guest Writer Marcy: Microprose!
Mom’s Taste The floor tasted like a glob of Mom’s lasagna, the crumbs of her bread, her spill of lemonade, her angry cries, her stomping out the door. I licked it daily, nightly, tasting her return. Marcy Dilworth has been writing forever, but only recently started inviting anyone to witness it. She earned her English degree at … Continue reading Guest Writer Marcy Returns!
I’m excited my short story “Good Deal” is included on the Honorable Mention list for the WOW! Women On Writing Fall 2018 Flash Fiction Contest. “Good Deal” was originally written for YeahWrite’s weekly flash fiction grid back in October. To qualify for that week’s grid, my story had to have the theme “redemption.” It also … Continue reading Honorable Mention – WOW! Contest
Marcy Dilworth is back with another great story for the YeahWrite weekly fiction/poetry grid. The one-word prompt this week is "moldy." More info about Marcy after the story! Casserole With a Twist Marie teetered into the kitchen on her chunky black old-lady heels, and handed the bonus-sized casserole dish to her oldest friend, my … Continue reading Guest Writer Marcy!
I wrote this flash story for the YeahWrite weekly fiction challenge. To post in the challenge, I had to meet two prompts: the theme of redemption, and the quote “That’s a weird place for a goat.” The maximum word count was 750 words. (I couldn’t resist the goat prompt.) The story won the week’s … Continue reading Good Deal