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Wednesday Words #386 (5/25/2022)

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!

This week’s prompt:

a timer
an anniversary
a word game

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

 

 

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Wednesday Words #385 (5/18/2022)

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!

This week’s prompt:

an urgent trip
a raft
a pipe

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

 

 

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Wednesday Words #385 (5/11/2022)

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!

This week’s prompt:

oranges
a blinding headache
a long shot

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

 

 

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Wednesday Words #384 (5/4/2022)

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!

This week’s prompt:

characters: three couples who have never met
setting: a pizza party hosted by an unknown person

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

 

 

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Wednesday Words #383 (4/27/2022)

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!

This week’s prompt:

pain
a guard dog
a letter

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

 

 

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Days Off

A few months ago I changed my work schedule to only four days a week, with Wednesdays off. I thought this would give me more time for writing and associated tasks, as well as being better for my mental, emotional, and physical health.

I was right on the health issues thing, but the more time for writing and what not? Not so much. But maybe once I get the unexpected health issues resolved so that I’m not going to a doctor’s appointment every week things will be better on that front.

But I’m still managing to write my 100 words, and a poem. (I’ll be so happy when this month is over!) I’d love to do more, but I’m so drained by the end of the work day that I can barely function.

(And on non work days I’m taking a medicine that is really doing a number on me, but I’m going to be cutting the dosage in half and hopefully I can come off of it soon, as it doesn’t seem to be as effective as it was at first.)

Meanwhile, it’s the weekend, so it’s going to rain. My plans are laundry, writing, blog hopping, and maybe doing some work in my work area.

Here’s hoping that your weekend plans are more fun than mine.

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Wednesday Words #382 (4/20/2022)

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!

This week’s prompt:

a massage
sore feet
a fall

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

 

 

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Another Rainy Monday

I know it’s kind of trite, but today’s weather really does match my mood. Or maybe my mood matches today’s weather?

No, definitely the first option. Six glorious days of (mostly) being home, and tomorrow it’s back to work. Gloomy, rainy, snowy, cold weather definitely matches my mood.

Not even chocolate holds the cure for the back to work blues.

Writing-wise, I did miss one day of the 100 words a day goal because I wasn’t feeling well, but I wrote 200 the next day and have been back on track since, although my focus has currently shifted from Song and Shadow to Wild Worker. I’m sure it will shift back soon enough, but meanwhile I really need an outline for Wild Worker since it has to mesh with an already started second book in the… trilogy? series? And having just looked at the other book (to try to figure out what season it is) I’m thinking there’s going to be a lot of fixing needed.

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Wednesday Words #381 (4/13/2022)

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!

This week’s prompt:

a leather-bound book
a fever
a fishing pole

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

 

 

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I Spoke Too Soon…

Remember on Monday when I was bragging about staying upright for an entire weekend? Well…

Tuesday got too warm for my jacket so I took it off. Carrying it into the house, I hung it on the porch rail for a moment as I climbed the step – only to catch my foot on it, trip, and face plant on the front porch.

*sigh*

When I was a kid I earned the nickname “Crash.” It seems to have come back to haunt me.

Writing continues slowly. Working on three stories at once is challenging, even though two of them only get worked on one day a week. I kind of like them as a break from the main one. (And my accountability partner is currently seriously hating the FMC’s father. I love it when people hate characters that deserve it. And she doesn’t even know how much he deserves it yet!) (And the conspiracy theories she’s spinning in the main WiP would make Q-Anon look tame.)

So, yeah, I’m having much fun writing.

And I have to admit, though, that without an accountability partner, a lot less writing would have been getting done lately.

And I’m still (somehow) staying caught up with NaPoWriMo.

I kind of miss doing Camp NaNo this month, but I really think that not doing it was a good decision. There’s just too much going on health-wise at the moment and some days it’s all I can do to keep up with the 100 words.

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