#RainbowSnippets – March 25, 2017 – WIP with Wes & Mike

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! Today I’m posting …

Flash Fiction Friday – March 24, 2017

I’m doing something slightly different today. I waited (for the 3rd week in a row) until Thursday afternoon to write the post, but that turned out to be a good thing because I stumbled upon this “daily writing prompt”… …over at the Writers Write blog on Thursday and decided to use it along with the one prompt word (disappointment) that was left on last week’s post. So here you go—10 items …

Camp NaNoWriMo & Progress Report

I swore I’d never do it again, but here I am, signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo in April. My goal is a very modest 20k words to be used to finish my current project, which is a total rewrite of an as yet unnamed story that was previously published using the title A Dream Come True. The story is undergoing such a complete revision that it deserves a new title. I …

Flashback Scenes from Sam’s POV – No. 16 Chap. 18

The flashback scenes in ’Til Death Do Us Part chronicle the time from when Henry and Sam first began their courtship through to the night before Henry leaves on his ill-fated flight. To catch up with the flashback scenes previously posted, click this link to the the category archives: https://authoraddisonalbright.com/category/til-death-do-us-part/flashback-scenes-from-sams-pov/. Additional bonus scenes can be found via the menu at the top of this page. This series of blog posts was motivated by a comment …

#RainbowSnippets – March 18, 2017 – WIP with Wes & Mike

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! Today I’m posting …

Flash Fiction Friday – Prompt Word Ficlet – March 17, 2017

This week I’m using 15 random prompt words for my Flash Fiction Friday story scene. I got one word (hamburger) from the comments of last week’s post, and 14 words (screw – conduct – degree – square – print – clever – existence – boot – famous – crack – hungry – hands – ignite – stiff) from a random word generator (screenshot below). This week I wrote another random standalone scene, unrelated to any of my existing publications or returning flash fiction characters. I think it might be my shortest non-drabble to date, coming in at only 244 words: “Screw …

Getting a little of Myles’ (Emmitt’s) POV – March 15, 2017

To Love and To Cherish is told entirely from Nash’s point of view, and although I stand by that decision for various reasons, I thought it would be fun to pick some scenes to redo from Myles’ (Emmitt’s) point of view. Here’s a link to the category including all of these alternate POV scenes. Links to other bonus scenes for To Love and To Cherish, as well as from some of my other published …

Flashback Scenes from Sam’s POV – No. 15, Chap. 17

The flashback scenes in ’Til Death Do Us Part chronicle the time from when Henry and Sam first began their courtship through to the night before Henry leaves on his ill-fated flight. To catch up with the flashback scenes previously posted, click this link to the the category archives: https://authoraddisonalbright.com/category/til-death-do-us-part/flashback-scenes-from-sams-pov/. Additional bonus scenes can be found via the menu at the top of this page. This series of blog posts was motivated by a comment …

Flash Fiction Friday – Prompt Word Ficlet -March 10, 2017

This week I’m using 15 random prompt words for my Flash Fiction Friday story scene. I got one word (champagne) from the comments of last week’s post, and 14 words (bike – aromatic – bad – limit – hiss – bow – squeeze – train – soap – snow – improve – rainy – pain – grass) from a random word generator (screenshot below). This week I wrote a random standalone scene, unrelated to any of my existing publications or returning flash fiction characters: Darren squeezed through a group of passengers standing near the exit and stepped off the …

King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate – POV Switch Part 2

I kind of like rewriting various scenes from my published stories in an alternate POV to post here on the blog. If you check out the Bonus Scenes tab at the top of the page, you’ll find links to those, as well as other bonus scenes for some of my stories. Today’s post is the second part of the opening scene from King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate. The first part can be found …

Flash Fiction Friday – Photo Shoot Bonus Scene – 15 Random Prompt Words

This week I’m using 15 random prompt words for my Flash Fiction Friday story scene. I got one word (coffee) from the comments of last week’s post, and 14 words (build – office – furtive – approach – near – upbeat – receipt – open – undesirable – string – pen – note – smell – lackadaisical) from a random word generator (I used a new one this week). This week you’re getting a bonus continuation scene for Photo Shoot, one of the short stories in my Snapshots collection. This is from Eddie’s 3rd-person POV: Eddie cast furtive glances down the halls …

Flash Fiction Friday – To Love and To Cherish – Bonus Scene

This week I’m back to using 15 random prompt words for my Flash Fiction Friday story scene. I got one word (patriarchy) from the comments of last week’s post, and 14 words (level – clean – wait – crime – apparel – rock – testy – agreeable – unhealthy – hang – channel – back – rely – island) from a random word generator (got them in three batches, otherwise they’re blocked by ads—screenshots …

Flashback Scenes from Sam’s POV – No. 14 – Chap. 16

The flashback scenes in ’Til Death Do Us Part chronicle the time from when Henry and Sam first began their courtship through to the night before Henry leaves on his ill-fated flight. To catch up with the flashback scenes previously posted, click this link to the the category archives: https://authoraddisonalbright.com/category/til-death-do-us-part/flashback-scenes-from-sams-pov/. Additional bonus scenes can be found via the menu at the top of this page. This series of blog posts was motivated by a comment …

King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate – POV Switch Part 1

I kind of like rewriting various scenes from my published stories in an alternate POV to post here on the blog. If you check out the Bonus Scenes tab at the top of the page, you’ll find links to those, as well as other bonus scenes for some of my stories. This one’s the first part of the opening scene from King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate. The published (FREE) short story is …

Flash Fiction Friday Feb. 17, 2017 – Drabble – Adventures with Harrison & Mason

I’m going with a drabble this week—a precisely 100-word scene. It’ll be based on the image below, as well as use the word I got in the comments from last week’s post: cookie. This week will be another installment in my Adventures with Harrison and Mason series. “How is he not freezing his buns off out there?” Harrison peered out the window at Jaxon with his friends. “They stay warm running around.” …

15 Random Prompt Words – Flash Fiction Friday – ’Til Death Do Us Part

For this week’s 15 random words I’m using: 1 word that was left in the comments of last week’s post: tadpole 14 words from https://www.randomlists.com/random-words: mix – vegetable – disagreeable – immense – aboard – invincible – food – intend – old – hand – alike – romantic – muscle – bad Above are screen prints of the words it gave me (I got them in 3 batches because otherwise they were covered by ads). This …

Flashback Scene from Sam’s POV – No. 13, Chap. 14

The flashback scenes in ’Til Death Do Us Part chronicle the time from when Henry and Sam first began their courtship through to the night before Henry leaves on his ill-fated flight. To catch up with the flashback scenes previously posted, click this link to the the category archives: https://authoraddisonalbright.com/category/til-death-do-us-part/flashback-scenes-from-sams-pov/. Additional bonus scenes can be found via the menu at the top of this page. This series of blog posts was motivated by a comment …

15 Random Prompt Words – Flash Fiction Friday – Vows Series

For this week’s 15 random words I’m using: 1 word that was left in the comments of my post from two weeks ago: sudoku 1 word that was left in the comments of last week’s “not-flash-fiction-friday” post: carrot 13 words from https://www.randomlists.com/random-words: lighten – level – self – language – wistful – warn – precede – end – weak – stiff – simple – wobble – fine Above are screen prints of the words …

Getting a Little of Myles’ (Emmitt’s) POV – Jan. 25, 2017

To Love and To Cherish is told entirely from Nash’s point of view, and although I stand by that decision for various reasons, I thought it would be fun to pick some scenes to redo from Myles’ (Emmitt’s) point of view. Here’s a link to the category including all of these alternate POV scenes. So far I’ve rewritten all of Chapter 1 to show it from Myles’/Emmitt’s perspective. Last week I started a random …

Flashback Scenes from Sam’s POV – No. 12 – Chap. 13

The flashback scenes in ’Til Death Do Us Part chronicle the time from when Henry and Sam first began their courtship through to the night before Henry leaves on his ill-fated flight. To catch up with the flashback scenes previously posted, click this link to the the category archives: https://authoraddisonalbright.com/category/til-death-do-us-part/flashback-scenes-from-sams-pov/. This series of blog posts was motivated by a comment from one of the book’s reviewers, Bethany at Rainbow Gold Reviews, who made the comment that …

15 Random Prompt Words – Flash Fiction Friday – ’Til Death Do Us Part

For this week’s 15 random words I’m using: 1 word that was left in the comments of last week’s post: Saturn 14 words from https://www.randomlists.com/random-words: rainy – immense – blue – sweet – gorgeous – club – bone – wilderness – jolly – shock – endurable – rail – shaky – muscle Above are screen prints of the words it gave me (I got them in 3 batches because otherwise they were covered by ads). This …

Wednesday Words – Jan. 18, 2017 – Adventures with Harrison and Mason

P.T. Wyant posts a weekly prompt for writers, and followers of the blog are encouraged to write a bit of flash fiction (approx. 500 words) using those words/ideas. Last Wednesday’s post gave the prompts: a snowman, a park bench, and an empty bottle. I went with a drabble—a precisely 100 word scene—featuring my recurring characters, Harrison and Mason along with their son Jaxon. I also found a fun image to fit the words: This …

Getting a Little of Myles’ (Emmitt’s) POV – Jan. 15, 2017

To Love and To Cherish is told entirely from Nash’s point of view, and although I stand by that decision for various reasons, I thought it would be fun to pick some scenes to redo from Myles’ (Emmitt’s) point of view. Here’s a link to the category including all of these alternate POV scenes. So far I’ve rewritten all of Chapter 1 to show it from Myles’/Emmitt’s perspective. My plan was to show …

Flashback Scenes from Sam’s POV – No. 11 – Chap. 12

The flashback scenes in ’Til Death Do Us Part chronicle the time from when Henry and Sam first began their courtship through to the night before Henry leaves on his ill-fated flight. To catch up with the flashback scenes previously posted, click this link to the the category archives: https://authoraddisonalbright.com/category/til-death-do-us-part/flashback-scenes-from-sams-pov/. This series of blog posts was motivated by a comment from one of the book’s reviewers, Bethany at Rainbow Gold Reviews, who made the comment that …