The front door slammed against the wall, cracking the yellow paint. A man fell inside, panting like his life depended on it. “Quick, get us out of here! A twister—at the end of the block. Headed this way!” The man stumbled and fell to one knee, his gaze on the two boys before him. The… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Evacuation
“I know your secret.” Abigail crossed her arms. “What—” Her dad blinked. She held a shiny quarter. “This was under my pillow.” He swallowed. “Oh?” Little Abigail tilted her head. “You’ve been giving me these in exchange for my teeth.” “I don’t know—” She opened her dad’s closet. “Admit it. You’re the tooth fairy.” Her… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Secrets
“Blue One-Four-Seven, hold steady as I come back around.” “Copy that. Holding steady, Gold Five-Nine-Zero.” “Descending at a rate of ten-thousand—wait! Blue One, you’ve got a Glider on your tail! Bank right, now.” “Uh, negative, Gold Five. I don’t see it. I’m not seeing him!” “He’s there. Turn now, he’s got a lock on you!”… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Space Battle
It’s been a whole month since I saw my people face-to-face. This conference--the only Christian Speculative Fiction Writers Conference of its kind--is definitely the highlight of my year. Last year I flew to Reno, this year it was St. Louis. I think it's safe to say, this thing could be held in Tokyo and I'd… Continue reading Realm Makers 2018: Finding my Tribe
Another year, another challenge! *throws confetti* For the past two years, I've given you all a challenge: In honor of my birthday, write a flash fiction story in as many words as I am years old! Which, of course, means I need to tell you how old I am. *shifts gaze side-to-side* This year, you'll be… Continue reading My Birthday Flash Fiction Challenge #3!
“Is it true that Brownies play tricks on people, Wesley? Like spoil milk and break dishes?” the little girl asked. She sat, legs crossed, beneath an oak tree. Wesley scrunched his nose. “Brownies? What d’you mean, Ellie?” “Faeries.” Ellie tilted her blonde head of curls, blue eyes blinking at her sibling. “Oh, right. Yeah.” He… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Tricksters
Who's got a flash fiction story in this month's issue of Splickety Magazine? This girl!! Eep! It's true! June 12 was Launch Day for the June issue of Splickety's "Heirs and Spares" edition of their flash fiction magazine. And my story, "The Announcement," was acquired! *cartwheel* You can download it digitally from Amazon here, or… Continue reading Splickety Magazine “Heirs and Spares” June Issue
Hey friends! I know I've been silent over the past month. I decided to take a spontaneous vacation and focus on finishing the edits of my current WIP. The good news = I finished basic edits. The complicated news = I've added a few major changes that I'm still working on. New goal = to… Continue reading AlmostAnAuthor Post and CF Update!
"Your new house is beautiful," Aggie said, running a hand along the smooth wood of the banister. "How old is it?" "A hundred and forty years old." Hazel smiled and looked around the partially unpacked living room. "It's something, isn't it?" A gust of wind rattled the ancient windowpane. She glanced outside and frowned. "I wish… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Rainy Day
Exciting news, CF friends! One of my flash fiction stories has been acquired for the June issue of Splickety Magazine! Eep! *cartwheel* The issue theme is "Heir's and Spares" and, well...you'll just have to buy it to see what my story is about. (Mwahahaha. I'm so evil, aren't I?) For real, if… Continue reading Flash Fiction News from Caffeinated Fiction!