Posts Tagged ‘fiction’

Catching up!

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

I’m atrocious. But I’m trying, and here are three of the eight efforts I should have made by now, and ideally I’ll be all caught up within the week.

When we buried his gerbil, the sky was a dirty grey, like somebody’d put a tissue beneath a tea bag and let the tannins sink in.
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“Call me Pa,” she says (it took me nearly three months to realize she even had the cant of her grin identical every time; so too the length of time she shakes their hands, and the little laugh when the name is repeated, syllable rolled over tongue and tasted careful—you could see, in the grin, how she pleased she was, how many times she’d had someone stumble up drunk to her and tell her, listen, Pa, that’s messed up, that’s not the type of name for a pretty girl like you—they use this logic often, like when Louie busts out the spirit gum, and we go to parties, and some He not eying Me tells her, Hey, why you wearing that? I bet you’d look a lot more beautiful without that mustache. I’ll bet, Mister).
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It will be an accident–great gushing relief–because–perhaps gushing is the wrong word–you will have walked to the bathroom, taken your key, ensured you knew how to get back into the damnable office where you will spend the rest of your day(s) sitting staring at bright lights, and the red on the paper as you try to swipe yourself dry will take you by surprise.

Look at it for a moment.

Make a ‘hm’, perhaps.
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All prompts/stories.

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Day 6

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Day 6 picks up the novel/novella.

Day 6 of 30: Brandy

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Day 5

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Day 5 picks up my odd-numbered-days theme.

Day 5 of 30: Bread

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Day4

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Continuing the story from Day 2.

Day 4: Angie

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Day 3

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Picking the thread of Gwen’s collegiate life back up.

Day 3 of 30: Plumage

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Day 2

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Today’s picking up the thread of the novel I started (and abandoned) last year for National Novel Writing Month. Even numbered days will delve into this story, if not be random nonsense I’ve just thought of.

Day 2: Denial

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Day 1

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

First of 30 vignettes, half of which (odd days) will be starring Gwen. Gwen’s a college student in today’s installment.

Day 1 of 30: First Contact or How To Engineer a Meet Cute

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Day 30 : Deserts

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Day 30 : Deserts

Man,  what a 30 days. I can’t believe this serial took the entire time. I hope I pulled everything together in a neat package; but most of all I hope the ending was satisfying for everyone who read through all 15,000 words.

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Day 29 : BOOM

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Day 29 : BOOM

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Day 28 : Impact

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Day 28 : Impact

You can see these 500 words of crappy fiction written out in real-time here.

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Day 27 : Jump!

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Day 27 : Jump!

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Day 26 : Input

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Day 26 : Input

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Day 24 & 25

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Day 24 : Up

Day 25 : Survival

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Day 23 : Worse

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Day 23 : Worse

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Day 22 : Out

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Day 22 : Out

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Day 21 : Friendly

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Day 21 : Friendly

Don’t make me beg for comments, or I’ll beg again. I’ll do it.

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Day 20 : Rescue

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Rescue

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Day 19 : Right

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Day 19 : Right

Maintaining continuity is getting excruciatingly hard now. Must end this soon.

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Day 18 : Down

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Day 18 : Down

Impact!

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Day 17 : Expectations

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Day 17 : Expectations

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