This one is a simple, yet challenging creative idea! Sometimes, all we need is the basic start to get us going. We get so stuck in how we are doing a particular style of writing, genre, or even just the mindset, and need a bit of a push to get us to think outside of…

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  Squeek….Squeek…Squeek…Oars dipped in and out of the water in measured, methodical strokes. The creaky oarlocks of the rowboat twisted with every pull, announcing Holly’s presence on the still lake. Ensconced in fog, she paused to listen for the tiny swish of a fishing line, the plunking of the sinker on its descent to attract…

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As the party decides to take a rest, Morgana continues to hound the newly acquainted friends Scin and Lance. “If you do not see the benefits of education, then I’m sorry that you will suffer and so will the future generations.” She finishes with a sigh thinking that they are a lost cause. Scin looks befuddled at…

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Chapter 2: The New World (FWF: Barren) Chapter 3: Dinty Moore is a Delicacy (FWF: Red) Chapter 4: Bad Dogs (FWF: Luck) Chapter 5: Hold Steady (FWF: Believe) Chapter 6: Breaktop (FWF: Campfire) Amy was in a nearly blind panic. Her freedom from the four dogs, so recently earned, was purchased with exhaustion. She’d found refuge from…

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There I was; stranded, with no boat and only my waterproof backpack full of supplies with me. Me and my bright idea to for an afternoon swim in waters I wasn’t familiar with, let alone with someone. How did I get so far from the shoreline? I have such a great sense of direction on…

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While I drifted to sleep in the night I used to believe in ghosts Who haunted me within the dark And took what mattered most I shivered when they trailed my spine With fingers like icy veins I wept in silence as they watched And rattled their noisy chains I felt the air grow colder…

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Chapter 2: The New World (FWF: Barren) Chapter 3: Dinty Moore is a Delicacy (FWF: Red) Chapter 4: Bad Dogs (FWF: Luck) Chapter 5: Hold Steady (FWF: Believe) Amy’s relief at her escape from the dogs was palpable, but the tears making hot smears of grime down her face were not out of relief, not really. She…

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“The tablets have stopped working haven’t they?” I heard something in his voice. I wanted to think it was concern but it sounded more like anger. I put out my hand to reassure him but he pulled away sharply. “I’m fine Paul,” I said. I tried not to sound as if I was pleading. “No you’re…

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As readers, we all know the euphoria of one-more-chapter books. These glorious novels have been few and far between for me in recent years, so when I find one, I treasure it. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is Stephen King’s latest collection of short stories. I may be a tad bit biased, since Stephen King is…

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So, a very brief explanation.  This fic-lette, came about as an attempt to jump start a novel that was basically a Wild West with Magic kind of thing.  I’m still working on it, but with the work I’ve done on it this probably won’t make the cut into the final novel. Enjoy!   Samuel winced…

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Previously published here! Now brought to you via podcast reading. Enjoy! Listen to the show here: Direct Download or Site link Or follow the Geeks and Geeklets podcast network on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting sites!

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