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Friday

Friday Flash Prompt: Ramble, Then Write

Unlike the hard-earned last­ing epipha­nies in sto­ries, in life most (at least for me) are tiny and fleet­ing. They often come to me at the dai­ly rest stops, some­times in the show­er, often at the tops of stair­cas­es. As an exer­cise, I decid­ed to write some of these thoughts down for a day.

Thursday

Thursday Flash Craft Returns to Campbell’s Monomyth, Part IV in a Series

Pre­vi­ous posts took an intro­duc­to­ry look at Joseph Campbell’s Mon­o­myth and a more in-depth view of the first and sec­ond rites of Campbell’s mon­o­myth, the sep­a­ra­tion and the ini­ti­a­tion. Today, in the third part of the series, the focus turns to the end of stories–and the return.

Wednesday

Wednesday Writing Therapy: Remember What It Was Like To Write For Someone

My grand­fa­ther had always car­ried in his wal­let a poem I’d writ­ten him, and he’d stop peo­ple on the street to read it to them. That he did such a thing maybe has more with my being a writer today than any­thing else. At the time, few peo­ple believed in me.

Tuesday

Tuesday Flash Focus Chirps About Kathy Fish’s “Wren”

Kathy Fish’s “Wren”–a fea­tured sto­ry in FRiGG –uti­lizes the encounter between healthy and unhealthy to reveal truths about both such states of exis­tence.

Sunday

Monday Guest @ FlashFiction.Net: Ethel Rohan on Getting G-E-N-U-I-N-E

Frankly, I stum­bled into flash fic­tion and stag­gered around for a time. Despite writ­ing many short sto­ries and a cou­ple of nov­el man­u­scripts over the past sev­er­al years, it was only some ten months ago that I real­ly came on the online pub­lish­ing scene, plac­ing short sto­ries with Prick Of The Spin­dle, Iden­ti­ty The­o­ry, and Miran­da Lit­er­ary Mag­a­zine. Next came “Iron For The Soul” pub­lished in Word Riot. Through Word Riot I became famil­iar with the works of such immense­ly tal­ent­ed flash writ­ers as Elaine Chiew, Tai Dong Huai, Bon­nie ZoBell, and many more, all pub­lish­ing in the mag­a­zine around the same time as I.

Friday

Friday Flash Prompt: Bob Dylan Inspires Some (Very) Short Fiction

Bob Dylan stops by FlashFiction.Net for some inspi­ra­tional pho­to prompts. If you’d like, try to use the asso­ci­at­ed words in the writ­ing of your short short. Just be sure to remem­ber that, here, a pic­ture is worth a thou­sand words or less. Not a sin­gle word more.

Thursday

Thursday Flash Craft: Campbell’s Monomyth, Initiation (Part III in a Series)

Pre­vi­ous posts took an intro­duc­to­ry look at Joseph Campbell’s Mon­o­myth and a more in-depth view of the first rite of Campbell’s mon­o­myth, the sep­a­ra­tion and the ini­ti­a­tion. Today, in the third part of the series, the focus turns to the mid­dle of stories–and the ini­ti­a­tion.