Monthly Archives: May 2012

Six Sentence Sunday, 27 May 2012 (The Reincarnations of Miss Anne)

And so in the fullness of time it came to pass that Elsa got her transport, thanks to the chatty young officer in charge of the deportations, and she got her pass to the Jewish quarter, and help with hauling … Continue reading

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Flash fiction: Middle management

Author’s note: In preparation for NaNoWriMo 2009, someone put up daily prompts on one of the forums. I did them in the spirit of warm-ups, but some of them turned into stories. Here is one such. Prompt: A story in 200 … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 20 May 2012 (The Reincarnations of Miss Anne)

Like this fellow, for example, the one to whom she owed nominal obedience as a soldier to his officer.  Yes, she understood the necessity of obedience and discipline; she had been schooled in those notions since childhood, but now she … Continue reading

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Flash fiction: Painted smile

Author’s note: In preparation for NaNoWriMo 2009, someone put up daily prompts on one of the forums. I did them in the spirit of warm-ups, but some of them turned into stories. Here is one such. Prompt: The raindrops painted a silent … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 13 May 2012 (The Reincarnations of Miss Anne)

And there was the other thing, as well. He had looked her up and down—well, not quite as blatantly as the soldiers eyeing up the Polish girls—with his pale blue eyes behind steel-rimmed spectacles, and asked in a light tone … Continue reading

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Flash fiction: It whirred and beeped and buzzed

Author’s note: In preparation for NaNoWriMo 2009, someone put up daily prompts on one of the forums. I did them in the spirit of warm-ups, but some of them turned into stories. Here is one such. Prompt: It whirred and beeped and … Continue reading

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Summer NaNo: Novel Cook Pot (anything is a writing prompt)

When you are a writer, anything is a writing prompt. There’s nothing quite so powerful as the arbitrary set of ingredients. I’ve used a very elaborate set of constraints (aka the Novel Cook Pot) for each year’s National Novel Writing … Continue reading

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