The End of Imaginary Friends :: Chapter 1

This is an entry for @thewritersblock First Chapter contest, where the first chapter of a novel is submitted as the entry. This chapter is the first from my in-progress novel The End of Imaginary Friends. The novel was inspired by one of my short stories from several months ago, but even then it screamed for more words to tell Ariana's whole story.    “Git off

The End of Imaginary Friends :: Chapter 1 2018-08-16T13:28:56+00:00

Fallen :: 50 Word Short Story

On the eve of my minor landwhale adventure to the great wasteland of North Dakota this weekend, I still found time to assemble a submission to @jayna's ever popular 50 Word Story Challenge. This time around, she challenges us with a simple little noun: lemon   “Repent for your crime!” The boy stared, not understanding their language. He wasn’t from here. Was this because of

Fallen :: 50 Word Short Story 2018-08-02T23:51:27+00:00

Needs Work :: 50 Word Short Story

And with @jayna cooling her heels in sunny California, the rest of the 50 word camp toils away in the depths of the steemit blockchain dungeons. We pick away at the walls of our prison in the hopes a glorious 50 word nugget might spill forth so we may offer it up to our betters. Maybe someday we'll see the sun. Maybe someday we'll be

Needs Work :: 50 Word Short Story 2018-07-20T13:48:21+00:00

Hole in the Wall :: Original Short Story

“I swear, this will be the last token I will ever give.” I spoke too quietly for the guard to hear as he rummaged through our bags with gloved hands. Kayla heard me, however, and she jabbed her elbow into my ribs. I looked at her with a docile expression painted on my face, but I’m sure she could see the anger in my eyes.

Hole in the Wall :: Original Short Story 2018-07-07T15:05:14+00:00

Tears for Fears :: 50 Word Short Story

And with our Joan of Arc, @jayna, leading the 50 Word Story charge against...um...larger and more verbose stories (kind of lost the metaphor a bit), we're moving on to the next prompt in her 50 Word Story Challenge. Now we are offered the prompt word: tear. Some may recognize the story title as the name of an 80s pop band, Tear for Fears. (Man, don't

Tears for Fears :: 50 Word Short Story 2018-07-06T17:25:35+00:00

Mind the Gap :: 50 Word Short Story

Even as @jayna was lost in the back alleys of steemit's account recovery process, her evil twin @jaynas-minime carried on the torch of the 50 Word Story Challenge. This time around we have the prompt of: fence. (I've always been afraid of heights and have never been to The Grand Canyon, but I have a feeling I'd be nervous about getting near the edge.)  

Mind the Gap :: 50 Word Short Story 2018-06-29T16:46:53+00:00

Don’t Run :: 50 Word Story Challenge

While @jayna is down in Tennessee at the first Writer's Block meetup, the rest of us have to console ourselves with contributing to her 50 Word Story Challenge. This time around we have the prompt of: run. I'm not going to profess to have any specific experience regarding the following story. Just so we're clear on that.   My first presentation to the board. My

Don’t Run :: 50 Word Story Challenge 2018-06-22T19:00:48+00:00

Steemwars – Mission 2 – Part 6 – Lost in Spaces – [COM Rd 17]

This is Mission 2, Part 6 of an increasingly silly community-written sci-fi parody serial. Find the previous parts here: Part 1: Be There or Be Square by @tanglebranch Part 2: Hip to be Square by @negativer Part 3: I Can See Squarely Now by @caleblailmusik Part 4: Thank the Gods For Red Shirts by @jasonbu Part 5: Swept Away by@tanglebranch Part 6: Lost in Spaces

Steemwars – Mission 2 – Part 6 – Lost in Spaces – [COM Rd 17] 2018-06-12T18:13:22+00:00

…and found :: 50 word short story :: part 4

I admit I was looking forward to @jayna's next prompt for her ongoing 50 Word Challenge so that I could add a new 50 word block to our Jenga tower that is now going to be 200 words tall. And now we have the prompt of 'sea'. It made things tricky since our little story chain is occurring in a forest, but it just means

…and found :: 50 word short story :: part 4 2018-06-11T17:58:22+00:00