Shouldn’t Have Waited


“Wait for me under the third lamppost,” he begged her. “I’ll meet you there at midnight and we’ll start a new life. Just you and me.” He was late, bruised ribs trying to cripple him, but he was there. She just wasn’t. The minutes ticked by, etched into his soul like the cuts were on […]

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Something in the Woods (complete)


#instagramstory #shortshort #microfiction No one ever went back that road. There were houses on either end, but it was the places in between people told stories about. They said there was more to that land than strange noises and walking shadows, more than a mere haunting at twilight. There were things in those woods. Even […]

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Writing Prompt from the Mad Chronicler


This morning browsing my reader, I came across a writing prompt over at the Mad Chronicler. I’m such a sucker for prompts, so I spent some time this morning working on a piece of short fiction. I would love to see what else comes from this prompt, so if you take up the challenge, please […]

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The Laundry Room


The Laundry Room Whitney Carter She thudded ungracefully down the basement stairs, the laundry basket clasped against one hip, bumping against the wall with each step. The fifth step down gave a familiar squeak as she gathered scattered pieces of cat litter between her toes. She double checked the bottom step out of absentminded habit […]

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Why Every Writer Should Write Microfiction


One of my personal favorite types of stories to write is microfiction. Not only are the little buggers challenging to construct, an excellent substitute for free writing and decent stress relief, they’re also lots of fun, especially when several writers are working off the same prompt. Despite not having a universally established word count, you’ve […]

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Mission Failure


Ages ago, I loved writing microfiction and its much shorter cousins, 100 word stories and 2 sentence stories. This kind of precision writing is easily swept away amid the novels and novellas we always have in the world, but I’ve just re-discovered the love. 😀 What micro-story can you come up with? Prompt: “I need […]

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