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It’s that time of the month again! This month’s story was prompted by a die roll to pick one cocktail out of a possible twenty to use as the title and inspiration for the story. I rolled a “Mary Pickford” and since it’s a drink that was apparently born in the era of Prohibition, I wanted to set the story during that time. It’s also a time that overlaps with one of my favorite authors, so I figured I’d let that inspire me, as well. So, I give you “Mary Pickford”:

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This month’s fare is a heart-warming story of family togetherness and perseverance through hard times. A real Chicken Soup for the Soul kind of thing, you know? I gotta say that lately I haven’t been feeling the draw to horror or fantasy anymore, finding a lot more inspiration in the kinds of books that are hanging in the rack near the pharmacy in your local convenience/drug store. Stuff like Putting on the Armor of the LORDHow to Tell if God Loves You (Hint: HE DOES!),  and 30 New Stories of Christ’s Wisdom. Deep, moving spiritual stuff. So, without further ado, I present “Benjamin’s Buttons”:

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The prompt for this month’s story was “in the headquarters of the Moon NAZIs…” which…yeah. I went ahead with it as a challenge to myself to see what I could do with it. Being that I wasn’t exactly a fan of Iron Sky (it started off as campy and tongue-in-cheek, but quickly became painfully unwatchable within its first thirty minutes) I wasn’t too confident in what I could with said prompt. But, I decided to focus on the fact that we still don’t know a lot about what living for extended periods of time in microgravity will do to the human body and went from there. So, I give you “The Last Contingent”.

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This month’s story was inspired by the prompt of “apocalypse”, so it should be a light-hearted romp! So, without further ado, I present “In the Fullness of the Moon”:

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In with the New

Posted: January 8, 2016 in Fiction
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The first story of 2016 was inspired by a prompt stipulating a setting of “Weird West”. Thinking on that, I came up with “Memento Vitae”:

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So, this week’s Flash Fiction Challenge over at terribleminds (in honor of Mr. Wendig’s Star Wars novel, Aftermath) was to come up one’s own space opera. Mine lacks some action, but I feel set ups the possibility of some space epic-ness, so I give y’all “The Conversation”:

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Flash Fiction: Late and Solo

Posted: September 9, 2015 in Fiction
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Hey All,

I know it’s been awhile (holy crap…two months?!), but I’ve been exceedingly busy with my day job. Anyway, there was no Flash Fiction Challenge over at terribleminds this past Friday, so I decided to get down something that’s been in my head for the last week or so. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get more stories out during this last quarter of the year, but for now, enjoy “Sermon”:

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