Checkmate: Spinning On Its Axis

ETA: Due to a multi-million dollar lawsuit, Grooveshark has shut down two days after this post. Well. Talk about timing and a major bummer. 😐 Did you know April 28th was National Superhero Day? And over at Krispy Kreme Donuts you could have gotten a free dozen of tasty sugary, buttery, calorie bombs. (But they…

[Monday Spark] “Put Hope Away” by Lex Chase

Hello Internet! And once again I present to you another Monday Spark, where I pick a prompt from a hat and run like a kid with scissors at it. My previous Monday Spark, Between the Stacks was Darkmore Saga short featuring Jack and Sevon. Today, we have a new Darkmore Saga short featuring everyone’s favorite…

[Flash Fiction Friday] Andrea Speed presents Judgment

Hello Internet! Welcome back a repeat offender I mean visitor Andrea Speed for Flash Fiction Friday. Today, Andy presents her thoughtful sci-fi piece Judgment. What does it truly mean to be judged? And what are the consequences? Judgment by Andrea Speed A man in a business suit, briefcase handcuffed to his wrist, stood on a quiet beach…

Taking The Longhanded Way

  As a spec fic writer, the first question I get is “How do you do it?” Usually in reference to how I get my ideas. But as a writer in general I also get “How do you do it?” As in how do I make the words go from my head into a digital…

[Monday Spark] “Graduation” by Lex Chase

Hello Internet! Welcome to Monday Spark! As you know, I’ve had other authors participate in Flash Fiction Friday, but why let them have all the fun? Every Monday I pick my own prompts and run with it. Today’s story takes us to the not so fond memories of college graduation coming at us like a…

[Flash Fiction Friday] Michael Rupured with “Going Up”

Hello Internet! On today’s Flash Fiction Friday, we have a true Southern Gent Michael Rupured, all sass and class. His offering is Going Up, telling the tale of what happens when a man runs into his ex’s new boyfriend in the most unlikely place. Please enjoy! Going Up by Michael Rupured The hot, wet tongue…

[Monday Spark] “Ain’t Misbehavin'”

Hello Internet! Welcome to Monday Spark! As you know, I’ve had other authors participate in Flash Fiction Friday, but why let them have all the fun? Every Monday I pick my own prompts and run with it. Today’s story takes us to the innocent days of our youth and the mishaps that erupt at a…

[Guest Post] Anne Barwell with A Knight To Remember

Thanks, Lex, for hosting me today. I’ve always loved stories about dragons so when I was asked what traditional story I’d rewrite as M/M, St George and the Dragon immediately came to mind. I’m not a fan of helpless heroines or dragons as the bad guys. One strong image I had for the story before…

[Flash Fiction Friday] Kim Fielding takes us on The Date

Hey Howdy, Internet! Welcome back to this edition of Flash Fiction Friday. Let’s give a warm welcome to Kim Fielding with her short The Date. We meet Paul, a young man overeager to take his relationship with Laz to the next level. But Laz has many secrets and a very unusual and dangerous hobby. The…

Happy Lost Day: Live Together, Die Alone

  Hello, Internet! On April 8, 2015, Lost fans, myself included, have rejoiced that our own holiday of sorts has come and gone. What is Lost Day? You can find out over here at Entertainment Weekly. Lost Day is unlike the “Star Wars Day” May 4th, which happens every year, Lost Day will only happen…

[Guest Post] Kim Fielding’s Startling Realization of Adulthood

Hi there! This is Kim Fielding, invading Lex’s blog. Several months ago, I accompanied my husband to Home Depot. He goes there a lot. This is what a small portion of our garage–his domain–looks like: Not that I am in any position to complain, since this is what a small portion of the study–my domain–looks…

[Flash Fiction Friday] Bru Baker with SAHMies

Hello Internet! Bru Baker is in the house for another edition of Flash Fiction Friday. She brings us her short SAHMies. We meet Kade, a stay-at-home dad and desperate for adult conversation, joins the neighborhood Mommies Club. What can possibly go wrong? SAHMies by Bru Baker He’d resisted for the last month. Surely the snow…