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KSP Presents Petal Pilots

I adore this lovely woman’s blog about her big family and pets in Australia. Today, she shared a treat, a taste of her writing. Like I said in her comments, I want more!

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Another fun exercise from Lisa at KSP.  We were practicing slashing word count.

The topic was ‘Petals or Pilots!  20 minutes.

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‘‘Darling, can you believe how harsh Flight Commander Greyson was in this morning’s briefing.’

‘That man becomes a beast when he puts that uniform on,’ replied Harry.

‘He can be quite the beast out of uniform I hear,’ giggled Joe.

‘That’s no way to talk about your commanding officer, Petal,’ admonished Harry.

‘But darling I’m so tired of every conversation with Commander Gregson revolving around flight plans, engines, bombing runs…’

‘Petal, you are a pilot.  We must win the war for dear old Blighty!  Mustn’t let the Jerries have their way!’

‘I don’t know, I’ve seen some Luftwaffe officers who could have their way with me!’

‘Only if they asked nicely, surely Pet!’

‘I am a sucker for a bad boy!’

‘Now let’s not get into that, Petal!’

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Flash Fiction Photo Prompts

Great photos this week at two of my favorite flash fiction prompt sites. (I like those with the froggy link, which makes reading the other entries so convenient.)  I didn't participate (yet) because I'm working on several long-ish projects simultaneously but... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction Foray-‘Every Breath You Take’

This version of a song I already loved by the Police gave me chills. I recommend listening and reading through the flash pieces prompted by the cover and collected for easy browsing. Enjoy. I did.

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Neon Music Sign Derived from an image that is © Nevit Dilmen

It’s that time of week again, and this week there are eight superb entries to take a look at, based on Chase Holfelder’s cover of Every Breath You Takego to the link for the song. Thanks everyone for taking part, I think that’s the most entries I’ve had the pleasure of reading in one week!

Ritu from But I Smile Anyway… – ‘Every Breath You Take’-FFF 41 – Ritu grabbed the stalker feel from the song and presented her own chilling and unsettling interpretation…

Sheldon Kleeman – FFF40 Every – in contrast to the other pieces, Sheldon wrote an upbeat and motivational piece which developed a fascinating take based off the song title

Curtis Bausse – Flash Fiction: Precious – twisting and turning, Curtis’ piece subverted traditional advice and emphasised the frail nature of human life

Ladyleemanila – ‘Every Breath You Take’ –…

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How I Wrote “In Their Cups”

"Literal? There are two cups... Criminy." ©2017 Kecia Sparlin

5 Women Writers Who Have Made Space Opera Their Own

Oh! I want to read this new novel. Loved this article, too. I’ve been a fan of these writers for ages.

Diane Morrison

Image: Photo of C.J. Cherryh in the plane she pilots.

Elizabeth Moon’s new novel Cold Welcome is a sci-fi thriller about a space fleet commander unexpectedly thrown into a life-or-death situation with an untested crew. It’s the first space opera that Moon has written since her Serrano’s Legacy novels wrapped up about a decade ago.

Read the full article at Unbound Worlds.

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The Saga of Tech Xashi and my Breakthrough

"Tech Xashi, I can't wait until you no longer keep me awake at night."©2017 Kecia Sparlin

Misled

"...my flash fiction, Misled, in Issue 14."©2017 Kecia Sparlin

Monday Mead

I confess to a love for fermented drinks. Distilled products, my husband's cuppa, don't do it for me, but a warm, brown lager...yes, please. I'm partial to dry wines, mead, and a sucker for champagne. Not that I drink that... Continue Reading →

Endings

Wretched day.  Write a little.  Wipe the tears.  Edit that.  Wipe the tears again.  More writing.  Clean the tears from my glasses.  Put them on again.  Write some more.  Tears. Save.  Close the chapter away in its file. ...know another... Continue Reading →

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