Sunday Vignettes! – Luke, Mary Catelli, ‘Nother Mike
So what’s a vignette? You might know them as flash fiction, or even just sketches. We will provide a prompt each Sunday that you can use directly (including it in your work) or just as an inspiration. You, in turn, will write about 50 words (yes, we are going for short shorts! Not even a Drabble 100 words, just half that!). Then post it! For an additional challenge, you can aim to make it exactly 50 words, if you like.
We recommend that if you have an original vignette, you post that as a new reply. If you are commenting on someone’s vignette, then post that as a reply to the vignette. Comments — this is writing practice, so comments should be aimed at helping someone be a better writer, not at crushing them. And since these are likely to be drafts, don’t jump up and down too hard on typos and grammar.
If you have questions, feel free to ask.
Your writing prompt this week is:
Some Books Promo – Free Range Oyster
Book book books book, book. Book book book-book book. Books books book. Books!
Jason Dyck, AKA The Free Range Oyster
Books, books, books. Book.
Alexander, Soldier’s Son
Some spirits can cross running water. And salt water as well.
Compared to the Horn of Africa, Denver traffic seemed tame. Until Sgt. Alexander Zolnerovich saw the Little House on Chicken Feet digging up worms in the I-25 median.
Alexander, Soldier’s Son contains all the previously published stories about Alexi, Babushka, Ivan the Purrable, and their allies and enemies. It also has the new story “The Firebird’s Feather.”
Susannah Ailene Martin
A headstrong young boy goes to summer camp with his best friend and plans on having the time of his life, but then he meets a lifeguard who seems determined to ruin his fun.
A corporate investigator who doesn’t trust his employer.
A mercenary gun-for-hire with a talent for violence and a willingness to shoot first.
And a white-hat hacker who doesn’t know when to quit.
Three independent contractors brought together for one unusual job. Five years ago, master programmer Carlos Rodriguez retired. Now his old employer wants him back.
It’d be a lot easier if he hadn’t left Earth.