Category Archives: Stories

Short stories, flash fiction, poetry and snippets of novels (WIP)

Nor’easter by Dyane Forde

NOR’EASTER by Dyane Forde North “Wake up.” I opened my eyes against the morning glare but immediately shrunk back from a headache. White and black stars pulsed before my eyes; those two words, “Wake up”, a hammer pulverising the side…

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Motivating Friends to Write With Flash Fiction

So I’ve entered the WOW555 flash fiction contest again, this time as a means of encouraging two writer friends to try something new. One says she has trouble writing short stories (what better way to break that than by writing … Continue reading

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‘The Task’: Flash Fiction Story

I’ll be writing more about setting writing goals later, but I took matters into my own hands today and did that and wrote my first flash fiction story in a while. I’ve been focusing on short stories, finishing my novel, and blogging so … Continue reading

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Writing for Fun: The Messed-Up Result

So, a few weeks ago I wrote about the wacky writing experience I’d had with Sharon from my writing group. We’d met up at a local restaurant to chat, eat, and write. What I think started out as a serious … Continue reading

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The Verdict is In: Writing by Hand Rocks

Mission accomplished. From handwriting the first draft of my current light science-fiction story, The Keeper and The Kept, to the current computer rendering, the deed is done. So what’s my verdict? I freaking loved it. A few weeks ago, I wrote … Continue reading

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Dyane Forde’s Christmas Story Challenge

Originally posted on The Writer Next Door:
Author Dyane Forde Hi everyone! I’m so excited to introduce today my friend and a very talented author: Dyane Forde ? Dyane recently released her fabulous book The Purple Morrow. The Purple Morrow is…

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Check out Author Dyane Forde’s New Short Story

Photo Source: From the Well House Author Dyane Forde is a friend of mine and a damn good writer. She recently had a short story published in the online literary magazine, From the Well House.  The story is titled, The…

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Stuck? Try Writing Poetry

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any new writing. There is a reason for that: busy, busy, busy relaunching my first book under my own name, busy revising the sequel so it might be ready in the new year, and well, … Continue reading

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I’m Writing Again and Loving Every Second of it

I’ve been quiet for some time, huh? No, no, I’m not trying to play hide and seek with you all, but as you’ve seen from some of my last posts, I’m taking time to reconsider writing and it’s place in … Continue reading

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View From the Sea: Story Prompt

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything new, so I decided to jump back on board with a story prompt from a writing site; it’s a little experimental but that’s part of the fun. I’ll leave the actual prompt … Continue reading

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