Archive for the 'Friday Flash' Category

Friday, October 23rd, 2009
Friday Flash – The Wild Hunt


The Wild Hunt
(c) 2009 by Maura Anderson, all rights reserved

Night was closing in fast and the dense shadows thrown by the huge trees overwhelmed what little light was left in the deepening gloom of dusk. Limbs twined and wove in intricate patterns against the indigo sky like skeletal arms reaching for the full moon just emerging over the valley’s rim.

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Friday, October 9th, 2009
Friday Flash – The Lord of the Crows


Lord of the Crows
(c) 2009 by Maura Anderson, all rights reserved

The earth clothes itself in the brilliant icy breath of the coming winter and breezes wash through the lands, carrying the sharp, bright scent of snow to all who dare to be outside this night. A blanket of thick fog fills the valleys as if preparing them for the coming months of snow and slumber.

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Friday, February 13th, 2009
Cross His Heart: Soul Song (on Fiction with Friction blog – m/m)

Today is my day to post a seasonal short on the Fiction with Friction blog. I posted “Soul Song” – another of the Bran’s Visions series.

You can read it here. As always, I’d love to know what you think!

Friday, January 9th, 2009
Flash Fiction – The How To Series

For the next few weeks, I plan on using Fridays to house a series of “How To” posts on Flash Fiction itself. What it is, my tips for writing it, things to remember when posting it and then some of my inspirations and what has happened/is happening to them. At the very end, I’ll talk a little about why I started writing flash fiction, why I started posting it, what it has done for me and what my plans are for my own flash fiction on this site.

If you have any particular questions or requests, leave a comment and let me know what they are so I can be sure and address them.

As an added enticement, at the end of the series, I’ll choose a winner who can then give me a set of 4 prompts and a sexuality choice and I’ll write a flash with it, 500 words minimum, up to 1500 as the muse takes me. I do well with challenges.

Rules to Enter:
I’ll randomly choose with a random number generator from all the commenters to this series.

You can have one drawing entry per post, you are welcome to comment more than once but to avoid spamming, only one will count. If I see posts of multiple “I want to be entered on the same post”, you still only get one entry and, if you happen to win, I may not be nice to you in the flash.

When you comment, make the commentor something I can recognize and refer to easily. More than one Anonymous becomes impossible to prove who is who. Email address (only I can see them) would be even better.

Winner will be announced the friday AFTER the last post in the series. All series posts will remain open until then.

Winner has ten days to respond to the comment that they won with their choices or I’ll choose another winner.

Saturday, December 20th, 2008
The Friday Flash Quandry and a Poll

Friday Flash

So I find myself in a quandry. I love my Friday Flash efforts and I’ve gotten a lot of good ideas and even sales from them. But I also have full stories I owe and producing a Friday Flash each week takes time and creative energy I could otherwise apply to full stories that I owe editors and publishers. I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to at least cut back.

I put a poll up and I’ll leave it open until at least after New Year’s. Keep in mind that I need to do SOMETHING but I’m trying to gauge your interest in the flashes. So tell me what your first choice would be….

(Editing this post to make it a sticky for a while)