The wind tore through the night like an invisible giant hurling frozen tumbleweeds into trembling cacti. The bright flood lights glanced off the large chunks of snow that whipped in all directions before blanketing the desert plants. “On your marks!” boomed the mayor’s voice through his megaphone. Each contestant instinctively gripped the reigns of their… Continue reading Annual Elder Artic Chariot Racers
by Lynn Fulton One of my writer partners has an award winning, non-fiction picture book about Mary Shelly titled She Made a Monster. It's a great example of how a talented writer can turn a passion into an amazing book. To read more about it and purchase, click HERE.
A 100 word story from a writing buddy!
Writers, have you ever tried writing a 100-word story? A member of my writers group recently challenged us to write a 100-word story, so I gave it a try. It’s hard! Every word is so precious, I regretted the loss of each one I lopped off.
I was inspired to write this story recently when I was feeling upset about the direction our country has been taking. Here is my story, exactly 100 words. I welcome your thoughts and stories.
The Good Guy
When Don’s breathing returned to normal, he was still gripping the poised bat. He looked down at the enemy sprawled in the dirt, one shoeless foot tangled in a mesquite bush. Blood matted black hair, obliterated brown skin.
“MS-13 member or a rapist,” Don said to himself. “Probably both.”
Skidding tires spit gravel behind him, the glare of floodlights transforming the dusk to a bright stage. Don…
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Twelve days into April and I have twelve poems posted on my blog. I never thought I would be able to do this, mainly because I'm not a poet. One of my fellow writing partners is a poet and inspired me, and my first poems, "Militia Mushrooms" and "Finding Religion" were response poems to her… Continue reading Twelve Days of April so Far