After losing her family to corporate manipulation, the last original Martian is forced to defend her home.
Can objects haunt us? I considered this question today when responding to a writing prompt. The answer I came up with turned into the beginning of a science fiction story, which you will find a little further below. The prompt comes from the Shut Up and Write group, an international writing community that is (despite the harsh name) a friendlyContinue reading “Writing Exercise: A Pocket Watch, a Flea Market, and a Bit of Time Travel”
The search for story ideas is a constant in most writers’ lives, and every once in a while, the ideas are the ones that search us out. Night before last, I had an odd dream that felt so realistic and detailed I decided to write a short passage about it after waking up. In theContinue reading “Writing Exercise: Inside the Castle (Writing Inspiration from a Dream)”
Today’s blog post is my response to a writing prompt from the site Reedsy. In the past, I have entered their weekly contest and while I’ve never won that $50 cash prize, I have produced a few short stories based on the prompts. This afternoon, I decided to give one a try not as aContinue reading “Writing Exercise: Book of Lists”