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


Filed under Write 1/Sub 1, Writing

2 responses to “Write 1/Sub 1 check in: week 42 the one with some practice flash

  1. Sounds like a great week! I submitted a 100 word story to an anthology, too. Maybe the same one? Your titles are awesomely creative, like always. I like the idea of trying a suspense story. I can see how it would stretch my writing chops. 🙂

    • Hi, Von! Yes, that’s the same anthology. I just read your story and enjoyed it very much. I thought it sounded like a fun project and I already had a 100 word story, so why not toss it into the mix.

      Are you doing the poem a day in November? I was thinking about trying that. I’m also a little nervous about trying that. 😉

      Thanks for stopping by!

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