Monthly Archives: April 2020

No Sunday Snippet

Since I forgot to post it to the group last week, I’ll post last week’s this week and hopefully get back on track next week.

Stay home and stay safe, everyone.

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Rainbow Snippet for 4-4-2020

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, bloggers, and readers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).   Check out all the other awesome snippets by clicking on the picture above.

Still posting from that “Steampunk Thing.” The first draft isn’t done yet and I’m hoping that this will keep me motivated to keep at it.

This picks up from last week.

I climbed down after him as he opened the door to the carriage and helped Miss Madison down the steps, the lady doing her best to keep her skirts off of the wet cobblestones while simultaneously holding her cape closed against the wind.

A door opened, spilling light out into the storm.

“Hurry, Miss Victoria. It won’t do for you to be seen at dinner with your dress all wet.”

“Then why did you send it along for me to change into?” Nevertheless she hurried to the door. “Besides, it will be dry by the time you’re done fussing over my hair and makeup.”

The other woman didn’t exactly “Tsk” at her, or if she did the sound of the sleet hitting the cobblestones covered it, and James chuckled.

“Anne has her hands full with that one, that’s for sure.” He shook his head but the fond tone in his voice took any censure from his words. “Go on inside,” he said. “I’ll take the carriage to the stable and turn Jasper over to the grooms and be in shortly. Your gear will be safe and out of the weather.”








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Wednesday Words #275 (4/1/2020)

Welcome to Wednesday Words!  Every Wednesday I will post some sort of prompt for a flash fiction piece.  The prompt will go live just after midnight Eastern time.

The prompt might be a picture, or it might be a list of things to include in a story, or maybe a phrase or a question or something from a “news of the weird” type thing, or a… who knows?

After that, it’s up to you.  But if you do use the prompt to write a bit of flash fiction (say, 500 words or so) I’d love to see what you came up with, so comment below with a link to where it is on your blog (or on WattPad or wherever).

(And a pingback to the post here where you found the prompt would be appreciated but isn’t necessary.)

Oh, and this isn’t a contest or anything.  It’s just a (hopefully) fun thing for all concerned.

And, hey, if it inspires more than 500 or so words, run with it!

a prank
a flower
a bow tie

And, as always, I’d love to see what you come up with!


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