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