I’m still not really doing #napowrimo, but I posted this for NERAX. (A cask ale festival running in South Boston until Saturday 4/6.) The Reaper appeared, To swipe some beers, But never fear, NERAX is still here!Read More There’s a pome in that there beer
I wasn’t planning on doing #napowrimo, but this came out over beers and grammar. The flexible rules Of English define meanings That speakers renew.Read More How do you do, haiku?
As the current story I’ve chosen to work on turns into a morass, last night I was feeling completely uninspired. The only way I could finish something last night was to start something new. Feeling a bit desperate, I resorted to my collection of prompts and came up with “Write about a hat.” So I […]Read More Flash to the rescue
Just when I had decided not to worry about writing flash stories in order to catch up to the story a week pace, I wrote a flash story. It’s about 400 words that I guess are all right. I’m calling it “Special Delivery”.Read More Story #10 is delivered
So maybe I can stop using exclamation points. Story #9 is “Moving Out”, about 700 words about making a big move. Actually I finished it a week ago. Last week, I was sort of hoping to write a bunch of flash fictions. So I went back to my Boskone notes for inspiration. This year, one of […]Read More Story #9 is done, but that’s it
As it’s about 400 words, that’s about 50 words a day. Which feels like about what I did. Bit by bit, adding up until I decided I was done. I’m calling it “Animal Magnetism”, not the most original title for a story about a lonely monkey. For this one, I used a set of […]Read More I managed to finish a story during NERAX
And it was only a quarter past midnight last night, as opposed to the early weeks of sleep deprivation when I stayed up until 2 am on a couple of Sundays trying to meet the story a week deadline. The story I began fifth turned out be to about 6700 words, called “65 Million Years […]Read More Yes! I finished story #5! And #7!
For the last month, I’ve been burning my candle on three ends. First, there’s the challenge of trying to write a story a week. Second, there’s the spring Real Ale festival that I help organize, NERAX. And the third is spreading the word about native bees, with Friends of Bees. So it’s probably not too […]Read More Burning the candle on three ends
While I’m still working on story #5, I thought I might write something quick. So I checked Twitter for #writingprompts and found this: @Kelsye: In SIX WORDS or fewer, can you write an inspiring story? So I did.Read More I skipped ahead to Story #6!
Well, story #5 is only half done. At this rate, I’m averaging more like a story in two weeks. Not as exciting as a story a week, but if this is a sustainable pace, I’m happy with that. It’s still infinity times faster than I was finishing stories last year. Like the saying says, Half […]Read More Half a story done is twice as better than none