#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 …

#FlashFictionFriday April 13, 2018 – Random Standalone #FlashFic #amwriting #FlashFiction #MMRomance #GayRomance

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. This one uses these 5 words/phrases from a random word generator: folk music – team – seem – ordinary – discount And these 10 words that were left in the comments of the April 6 …

#FlashFictionFriday March 23, 2018 – Random Standalone #FlashFic #amwriting #FlashFiction #MMRomance #GayRomance

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. This one uses the 6 words/phrases: shea butter – cherry blossom – pink sharpie – scilicet – telegenic – aardvark …that were left in the comments of the March 9 FFF post and the March 16 …

#FlashFictionFriday Feb 23, 2018 – Random Standalone #FlashFic #amwriting #FlashFiction #MMRomance #GayRomance

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. This one uses the 4 words: tea – fireworks – hay – horripilation …that were left in the comments of the Feb 16 FFF post. Here are a couple bonus images (from Deposit Photos) that …

#FlashFictionFriday 2017-Feb-16 – Cultivating Love Alternate Universe #1 Scene 8

Today’s Flash Fiction Friday scene uses the words left in the comments of last week’s post: magical – floating unicorn I used these prompts to continue the Alternate Universe #1 thread for Cultivating Love that I started a while back. IMPORTANT NOTE: The action in the “What If” Alternate Universe scenes start before Ed’s father is tragically killed in a motorcycle accident. The action in these scenes is NOT consistent with the published story, …

Valentine #FlashFic – Captain Jack and the Snack Attack #FlashFiction #AmWriting

Nell Iris kindly dropped some prompt words on me when I moaned about my uncooperative muse, and they did the trick inspiring this little Valentine’s Day epilogue scene for Captain Jack and the Snack Attack. Here are the words: chocolate – movie-tickets – cactus – eyepatch – strap-on – poopastrophy – fluff – dead rat – grumpy – yuck And here’s the scene (told from Gordie’s 3rd-person POV): Click here for …

#FlashFictionFriday – Feb. 9, 2018 – King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate BONUS SCENE #FlashFic #AmWriting

Today’s Flash Fiction Friday scene uses the words left in the comments of last week’s post: mutatis mutandis – mansuetude And now everyone reading this can join me in a round of “Nell is a big meanie” for leaving me with those prompt words! 🤪 Nah…just kidding. Nell is the sweetest of the sweet! And actually, the words worked out quite nicely, I think, so maybe we should give Nell a …

#FlashFictionFriday Dec 29, 2017 – Random Standalone #FlashFic #amwriting

Welcome to my (fairly) regular weekly Flash Fiction Friday post, where I take the prompt words left in the previous week’s FFF post’s comments and use them in a new bit of flash. This one uses the 3 words: reunion – hugs – love …that were left in the comments of the December 15 FFF post. And the 12 words: define – butterfly – refund – future – insist – …

#FlashFictionFriday Dec 15, 2017 – Random Standalone #FlashFic #amwriting

Welcome to my (fairly) regular weekly Flash Fiction Friday post, where I take the prompt words left in the previous week’s FFF post’s comments and use them in a new bit of flash. This one uses the words/phrase, neighbor’s yappy dog, left in the comments of the December 8 FFF post. I wrote a standalone scene not featuring characters from any of my published works or any of my recurring flash …

Whee! I’m a guest on Nell Iris’ blog today!

In case you’ve missed it, Nell Iris has been running a series of Christmasvaganza blog posts this holiday season. On Thursdays during this stretch she’s featuring her fellow authors in the free anthology, Make the Yuletide Gay. Today is my turn in the hot seat! She gave us a bunch of holiday themed questions to select from and a few fun word/phrase prompts in case we wanted to add a bit of …

#FlashFictionFriday Dec 8, 2017 – Photo Shoot Bonus Scene

This one uses the words, moisturizer, camera, and bikini, left in the comments of the December 1 FFF post. I wrote a short bonus scene featuring Eddie and Trent from Photo Shoot, a short story in my collection, Snapshots. Here are a couple photos that provided extra inspiration for this little glimpse into their lives: You can find additional bonus scenes from the stories in Snapshots (including a long bonus scene for Photo Shoot), …

#FlashFictionFriday – Bonus Scene – Alt. POV – Nevermore (Snapshots)

This is my not-quite-Flash-Fiction-Friday post, since although it’s a short scene, I didn’t use any word or image prompts like I usually do. I’ve actually used the 3 prompt words left for me in the comments a couple weeks ago (as well as a few additional prompts), but that bit of flash will be posting elsewhere. Look for that holiday-themed scene featuring Harrison and Mason on Nell Iris’s blog on …

#FlashFictionFriday – 2017-Nov-17 – Misadventures with Andy and Grant

Today’s Flash Fiction Friday scene uses the three words left in the comments of last week’s post: whiskey – laundry – electric guitar 😁 This scene picks up shortly after where I left off last week. To catch up on Andy and Grant’s history, visit their page, here: Misadventures with Andy and Grant Check out the menu, above, or click these links for all my bonus scene and flash fiction options. …

#FlashFictionFriday – 10-Nov-2017 – Misadventures with Andy and Grant

Today’s Flash Fiction Friday scene uses the three words left in the comments of last week’s post: butter – bees – bromance 😁 Since this is now the third scene I’ve written featuring the characters Andy and Grant, I’ve moved them from the Random Standalone Flash Fiction page to their own shiny new Misadventures with Andy and Grant page. Check out the menu, above, or click these links for all my …

#FlashFictionFriday 27-Oct-2017 – To Love and To Cherish – #FlashFic

Today’s Flash Fiction Friday scene uses the three words left in the comments of last week’s post: flow – motivation – missing 😁 It’s not so much that these words led me to do a bonus scene for To Love and To Cherish as it is that I wanted to write one so I made them work. I wrote this on Wednesday, right after clicking the final approval of the upcoming audiobook …

#FlashFictionFriday 20-Oct-2017 – Adventures with Ben and Jerry #FlashFic #amwriting

Today’s Flash Fiction Friday scene uses the two words left in the comments of last week’s post: meatballs – breakfast 😁 This combination of words screamed “Adventures with Ben and Jerry” at me, so today’s scene is a precisely 100-word Drabble featuring that wacky pair. Click here for more flash fiction scenes featuring Ben and Jerry. Click these links for all my bonus scene and flash fiction options. Told from Jerry’s …

#FlashFictionFriday 13-Oct-2017 – To Love and To Cherish #FlashFic #amwriting

Today’s Flash Fiction Friday scene uses the two words left in the comments of last week’s post, plus the two from the previous week’s post (since I skipped last week): yearning – heart – banana – holus-bolus 😁 I think it’s the right time of year to celebrate Nash and Emmitt’s first wedding anniversary, so this scene does that. Click here for more information about To Love and To Cherish. Click here …

#FlashFictionFriday August 25, 2017 – Adventures with Harrison and Mason

Today’s Flash Fiction Friday scene uses the 3 words left in the comments of last week’s post (kiss – family – reunion). I used the words to add to my Adventures with Harrison and Mason collection. It’s more than a drabble, but still short (although quite revealing of something that had been hinted at back in the “month of drabbles” (May 19 using “calibre” and “cocktail.”)): ~ ~ ~ Told from Harrison’s …

Treadmill Week 36 & What I #amreading – Enemies Like You by Annika Martin and Joanna Chambers

Treadmill Goals: Get on the treadmill (or equivalent exercise) daily Pace is fine at 30 min/mile, although I may up it on occasion Time range between 30 minutes and 1 hour per day Distance 1-2 miles per day Read the chosen book, which I won’t allow myself to read outside of my treadmill time, hopefully motivating me to reach or exceed the above goals (the only exception to this is …

#FlashFictionFriday – Cultivating Love – Alternate Universe 1 Part 6

Today’s Flash Fiction Friday scene uses the words left in last week’s post: “I am your father.” 😁 This is a continuation of Alternate Universe #1. You can find the first four installments here (1) and here (2) and here (3) and here (4) and here (5). NOTE: The action in this scene takes place prior to the published story. IMPORTANT NOTE: The action in this scene is NOT consistent with the published …

#FlashFictionFriday – Cultivating Love – Alt. Universe 1 Part 4

Today’s Flash Fiction Friday scene uses the words left in last week’s post: best – writer – ever. 😁 This is a continuation of Alternate Universe #1. You can find the first three installments here (1) and here (2) and here (3). NOTE: The action in this scene takes place prior to the published story. IMPORTANT NOTE: The action in this scene is NOT consistent with the published story, and CANNOT …

#FlashFictionFriday – Cultivating Love – More Alt. Universe No. 1

Today’s Flash Fiction Friday scene uses the words left in last week’s post: evil – bad – wicked. This is a continuation of Alternate Universe #1. You can find the first two installments here (1) and here (2). NOTE: The action in this scene takes place prior to the published story. IMPORTANT NOTE: The action in this scene is NOT consistent with the published story, and CANNOT be considered a …

#FlashFictionFriday Cultivating Love Alternate Universe Scene Cont.

Today’s Flash Fiction Friday scene uses the words left in last week’s post: tease – taunt – torture. This is a continuation of the “ALTERNATE UNIVERSE #1” scene for Cultivating Love that I first posted back on June 2 (if you haven’t read it, consider clicking this link to do so before reading this week’s continuation of it). NOTE: The action in this scene takes place prior to the published …

#RainbowSnippets June 10, 2017 – Cultivating Love

I’ve joined the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook. From their description: “Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).” Pretty cool, eh? Don’t forget to “Like” my Facebook page and/or my Facebook profile while you’re over there checking out this fantastic group! On June …

#FlashFictionFriday – Cultivating Love “alternate universe” Bonus Scene – #FlashFic #amwriting

This week I’m using the word left on last week’s Flash Fiction Friday post: kiss …and 14 additional words I got from https://www.randomlists.com/random-words (screenshot, below): cool – exchange – dear – knowing – thrill – crate – building – heal – lively – rabbit – plane – general – bewildered – science This is a bonus scene for Cultivating Love. It’s not a continuation scene, or a “missing scene” that could fit …

Summary of May, 2017 Prompts – Adventures with Harrison and Mason #FlashFic

I came across this list of writing prompts for May, 2017 on the Writer’s Write page and thought I’d give it a whirl. I wrote a series of drabbles (precisely 100-word scenes) that feature the characters from my Adventures with Harrison and Mason flash fiction story scenes, and flow together to tell the story of a significant event in their life. Thirty-one drabbles in a row made some of my category archives …

May 31, 2017 Prompt – Adventures with Harrison and Mason #FlashFic

I came across this list of writing prompts for May, 2017 on the Writer’s Write page and thought I’d give it a whirl. I’m going to try for a series of drabbles (precisely 100-word scenes) that will flow together featuring the characters from my Adventures with Harrison and Mason flash fiction story scenes. May 31, 2017 — I Almost Forgot (Harrison’s 3rd-person POV) “There!” Harrison smoothed a hand over the homemade quilt …

May 30, 2017 Prompt – Adventures with Harrison and Mason #FlashFic

I came across this list of writing prompts for May, 2017 on the Writer’s Write page and thought I’d give it a whirl. I’m going to try for a series of drabbles (precisely 100-word scenes) that will flow together featuring the characters from my Adventures with Harrison and Mason flash fiction story scenes. May 30, 2017 — Just Sick of It (Mason’s 3rd-person POV) Mason settled into his seat on the airplane, …