Daily Archives: October 20, 2013

Write 1/Sub 1 check in: week 42 the one with some practice flash

Week 42! This week I decided to do another practice flash since the next round of the Flash Fiction Challenge is coming up at the beginning of next month. So I reached into the magic hat (AKA the Flash Fiction Challenge website) and picked the following:

Suspense / cemetery / sewing machine

The combination screams out for a Halloween/sewing-a-ghost-costume kind of story, so I resisted that. Instead, I set it on the winter solstice and still managed to work in the sewing machine. It was good to stretch with a pure suspense tale as well.

Two rejections this week, but also two stories being held for further consideration, so it evens out. Also! I placed my 100-word story in a forthcoming anthology filled with other 100-word speculative fiction stories.


  • The Longest Night of the Year¬†~ 1,500 words


  • Playing Soldier
  • Keeping Time
  • Rhymes with Orange
  • Five to Freedom


  • The Madness in King’s End
  • Rhymes with Orange (boomerang rejection)


  • Leap of Faith


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