Category Archives: fiction

Inner Fiction Writer Awakening

A while back in this blog I started experimenting with writing fiction. I completed a series of writing challenges in an attempt to get more practice in writing. You can click on the “Fiction” or “Writing Prompts” categories to read … Continue reading

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The Unstable Self

I didn’t enjoy writing this one. At first I thought I just needed a break from writing fiction, and maybe I do. Maybe fiction isn’t what I need right now. But this writing prompt is obviously meant to elicit a … Continue reading

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Unreliable Third

These exercises in The 3am Epiphany are getting more difficult as they progress. My first thought when I read the prompt was of a soldier preparing for battle. Unreliable Third: Write a fragment of a story from the POV of … Continue reading

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(The Bitter) Imperative

This is the second exercise from Brian Kiteley. This one was even more challenging than the first one, and I’m starting to get suspicious that the prompts get harder and harder. I have a feeling I should stop complaining about … Continue reading

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The Reluctant I

I’ve learned that I do not write uplifting stories. The realness in my stories tends to be in the harsh reality vein and not the “write the world they way you with it were” vein.  I remember writing stories as … Continue reading

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Some Dark Fiction Comes Out of Me Sometimes

I just found this short story that I wrote earlier this year. I have very little memory of writing it, so reading it was an interesting experience. My first thought was, “That was kind of good…and really dark…” followed by, “How … Continue reading

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