Wednesday, November 25, 2009

We've come to that fork in the road


Stick a fork in Friday Flash Fiction, it's done...






...for the week. I'm on vacation, though it will be a working one. Have your starter sentences ready for Wednesday, December 2, 2009. Happy Thanksgiving!

P.S. Not working on the job, "working" as in I have writing projects to finish.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

F-F-F #11, The Stories

Dave joined us last week, and now we have Quin and Lewis joining us this week.




Towards the end of JJ's Friday Flash Fiction, in lieu of a starter sentence, he would post four words, instead. The idea was that you were to incorporate those words into the story and it didn't matter in what order, but they all had to be in there.

The four that I came up with were: Pater, pest, perpendicular, and schlemiel

Obviously this session was a little more difficult, so let us see what our authors came up with-

Randal confounds the moderator.

Quin hints that sometimes it's better to let the past lie where it is.

Lewis J. gives a whole new meaning to the Southern term, "breaking one's plate."

Freida says that despite the spelling, there is no "f-u-n" is dysfunctional.

Alan Griffiths gives Valentine just a few mentions, and goes in a slightly different direction.

MRMacrum dares us to go into the woods.

David Barber tells a story of a conflicted father and a family divided.

The Professor plays a homage to top pater.

Doc's protagonist wants to love someone a long time.

You never know where treasure can be found, or so says Beach.

Friday, November 20, 2009

F-F-F #11

Hey Cool Cats and Kittens, don't get your whiskers in a twist...



You can do this if you apply yourselves.

Towards the end of JJ's Friday Flash Fiction, in lieu of a starter sentence, he would post four words, instead. The idea was that you were to incorporate those words into the story and it didn't matter in what order, but they all had to be in there.

Using a Pete Smith short film I saw on TCM as a source, the four that I came up with were:

Pater

Pest

Perpendicular

Schlemiel

Once again, they can be in any order, but your story must contain all four words or that cat that craps in the lobby and porches of my apartment building, will leave a surprise on your pillow...and I ain't talking about a mint.

You know the deal, if you are in, please say so. Have it done by Tuesday @9 AM Pacific, November 23rd, all right?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pat yourself on the back

Give yourself a pat on the back, because thanks to you, Friday Flash Fiction has taken off through the stratosphere!


Uh...well, it will be back this Friday @ 9 AM Pacific Time. We had the best stories this week from top to bottom, don't ya think?

There will be no poll this week, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't try to come up with a sentence for after Thanksgiving break.

Friday, November 13, 2009

F-F-F #10

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, surely you can manage at least two hundred.



Beach give us the starter sentence- "The old camera had been in a box for decades, the pictures never developed, and now with the prints in his hand his blood ran cold from looking at the images that came from it."

You know the deal, if you are in, please say so. Have it done by Tuesday @9 AM Pacific, November 17th, okay?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Starter Poll #6

Don't be a fakir and wash your face with glass, pick the sentence you want for Friday Flash Fiction, instead.



So here it goes, the real moisturizing deal and silica-free-

Doc says, "When I was a kid, my father once told me to never trust a man that whistles and it didn't make much sense then, but it sure does now!"

MRM says, "Spitting out the sandy glob of swamp goo, he cussed his luck, his friends, and Life in general."

Über says, "Drivers all over the world emerged from their cars, bewildered and frightened by the growing realization that automated transportation everywhere had ceased operating -- without warning or explanation."

Randal says, "The evidence snapped, the incredible moustache went off to mail the blackmail to both male and female."

Beach says, "The old camera had been in a box for decades, the pictures never developed, and now with the prints in his hand his blood ran cold from looking at the images that came from it."

The results will go live on November, Friday the 13th, 2009, @ 10 AM.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Line up your next starter sentences

Okay, Jerry Colonna, it is incredible that I messed up.


Okay, I goofed up. It was a holiday, I was too busy and I slept in. How is all that possible at the same time? It is, trust me. So let's post those sentences and fast. I will then load them into poll form tomorrow, Thursday, November 12th @4:00 PM, Pacific Time, and not the usual 9:30 AM.

Good night, good luck, and keep taking pictures of people plucking chickens.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

F-F-F #9, The Stories


All that flash fiction is makin' Paris Hilton itch
(uh-huh)


Towards the end of JJ's Friday Flash Fiction, in lieu of a starter sentence, he would post four words, instead. The idea was that you were to incorporate those words into the story and it didn't matter in what order, but they all had to be in there.

The four that I came up with were: Lies, compromise, disguise, and redemption.

"Simple enough," you say? Unlike paparazzi chasing after celebrity-bait (celebs could eat dinner every day outside of the Thirty Mile Zone and not be bothered), Friday Flash Fiction is never easy.


Doc relates that there is a ghost in the machine of a different nature.

Believe you me, when I say that Randal's story will not have you "kissing everything in sight."

Übermilf turns a mundane Kinko's into an adventure.

Alan Griffiths says that detectives should always keep their eyes open.

MRMacrum's protagonist leads an unexpected double life.


The Professor tells a tale of the universal need to be loved.

Friday, November 6, 2009

F-F-F #9

We are going to change things up this time...



...though this isn't necessarily as experimental it seems. Towards the end of JJ's Friday Flash Fiction, in lieu of a starter sentence, he would post four words, instead. The idea was that you were to incorporate those words into the story and it didn't matter in what order, but they all had to be in there.

Here are your four:

Lies
Compromise
Disguise
Redemption

Once again, they can be in any order, but your story must contain all four words or the wind tunnel technicians at General Motors will make you wear uncomfortably tight clothes and blow smoke over your head.

You know the deal, if you are in, please say so. Have it done by Tuesday @9 AM Pacific, November 10th, all right?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

F-F-F #8, The Stories.

Eight is considered the luckiest number of all in Chinese culture and this is the eighth installment of Friday Flash Fiction, so let's see how lucky we as readers, will get.

We put the starter sentence up for a poll and that high school German-speaking wunderkind won out.

Randal says, "Warning: choking hazard, small parts, not suitable for children under 3 years was what the Li'l Edgar Allan Poe Posable Figure box said, but Johnny didn't listen because he was almost thirteen so he ripped off the head and ate it."




Randal whispers of a most unusual muse.

MRMacrum tells us of posable action figures in the Final Frontier.

Doc dreams a nightmare of literally a different flavor.