BONUS SCENE – When Are You? – Lucas’s Return

This is a bonus scene for When Are You?, but it’ll stand alone as a fun little scene even if you haven’t read the novel it spins off from.

In the novel, Lucas Schmidt is a minor but fun side character. So minor, that beta readers who haven’t read the completed story are scratching their heads if they’re reading this and mumbling, “Who the heck is Lucas?” Still, Lucas added an interesting twist to the story, and a way to better show some pertinent information that happens late in Leo and Vinnie’s story.

However, since the novel is all from Vinnie and/or Leo’s POV, once Lucas gets shoved back through the portal, we are left with only our imaginations to wonder what happens next in his life. This scene is from Lucas’s POV and picks up immediately after he’s pushed through the portal, back to the present.

Originally posted in my June, 2020 newsletter using 20 prompt words provided by newsletter subscribers.

BONUS SCENE – Of Rats and Cats (From February, 2020 Newsletter)

🐀 😸 I wrote this piece for my February, 2020 newsletter after the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV. My humorous meet-cute short story, Of Rats and Cats, is set in Kansas City, so I figured that would be a good story to add onto with a tie-in to the game. ~ ~ ~ If you haven’t read the short story yet, no worries. This scene might mean a little more to those who have, but it’ll stand alone just fine.

#FlashFictionFriday #FlashFic – Misadventures with Lucas and Josh (Reintroducing Midnight Encounter, Part 2)

Misadventures with Lucas and Josh Originally named “Midnight Encounter,” but in keeping with the naming convention of the rest of my flash fiction groupings with recurring characters, I’m renaming this collection, “Misadventures with Lucas and Josh.” Note: the name Henry was used in the original flashfic, but I’ve changed that name to Lucas (since I now use the name Henry for a main character in one of my books). This …

#FlashFictionFriday #FlashFic – Reintroducing Midnight Encounter, Part 1

Midnight Encounter I’m reviving another bit of flash fiction I first wrote years and years ago: Midnight Encounter. The name Henry was used in the original flashfic, but I’ve changed that name to Lucas (since I now use the name Henry for a main character in one of my books). This is the first of two (reworked) parts that introduce these characters. I hope to continue their story. Part 1 …

#FlashFictionFriday May 4, 2018 – Misadventures with Andy and Grant

Welcome to my (fairly) regular weekly Flash Fiction Friday post, where I take the prompt words left in the comments of the previous week’s FFF post and use them in a new bit of flash. Today’s flash fiction uses the 7 words/phrases (inflatable flamingo – soda – orange – edamame – goldfish – lawyer – castle) that were left in the comments of the April 27 FFF post, plus the 5 …