Category: short stories

  • Iron Writer 2015 Spring Equinox Open – She Couldn’t Find How To Push Through

    I did not win my bracket for the Iron Writer Challenge and won’t be advancing forward in the competition. But I did win the popular vote in my bracket. I just didn’t wow the judges. Below is my entry for the The Iron Writer Challenge 2015 Spring Equinox Open — The Kurt Vonnegut Bracket. Entitled […]

  • Iron Writer Challenge 102 – Carried Away by a Moonlight Shadow

    I won the Iron Writer Challenge 102 with the piece of flash fiction below. Thank you everyone for voting for me and giving me feedback and encouragement. The Elements An event that changes a character’s personality. A measuring tape Tetherball Haggis Carried Away by a Moonlight Shadow His soul had been trapped in the jeweled […]

  • My approach to the Iron Writer Challenge

    This week I’m participating in The Iron Writer challenge, (I’m in challenge 102) a writing competition where you write a 500 word story using four elements that are provided to you – examples: An empty ATM A talking tree Toilet bowl cleaner A meteor or: A Zombie Apocalypse A 1936 Chevy Corvette A Coyote A […]

  • Flash Fiction: Blue Moon MacGuffin

    A practice piece so I have some experience writing 525 words before I have to produce one for the Iron Writer’s Challenge. I’m not gonna to admit to Maddie that the hotdog was a mistake. It was; it went right through me and I’m barely hangin’ on. But as soon as I head for the […]

  • Short fiction: Lincoln Dunwoody

    Lincoln Dunwoody is a piece of short fiction I wrote in August of 2014 as an exercise for the class Scenes from a Book taught by Candace Denning at the Indiana Writer’s Center. Lincoln Dunwoody is the guy who opens my cans for me. He likes to tell people he’s my owner, but that’s a […]