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Border Planet Blues

Just a little bit of micro-fic I wrote a while ago for a pic prompt. I’ve been mulling over doing something with it, so I figured I’d see what the internet thought about it. ~ J It wasn’t easy to work the border planets, but Bez couldn’t deny that the money was about the best […]

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The Mirror ~ J

I’m at my desk, obsessively proofreading, like any other morning. I notice I’ve accidentally used ‘their’ instead of ‘they’re’. Hell and damn. I guess that’s what you get for writing half asleep. I reach for my mouse to eradicate this grammatical travesty, instead coffee sloshes on my hand. “Huh.” It’s a surprised sort of sound. […]

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The Fall of Terra By Jess & Keith Flaherty

Eyes downcast, hands folded, she always acted like a piece of furniture unless summoned. But that didn’t mean she wasn’t busy. When Master Den mentioned Kapteyn-6 she took an almost motionless step forward, seeming only to fidget as she adjusted the recording devices hidden in her prosthetic arm. She wasn’t worried anyone would notice. She […]

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Strange Invaders – Winner of the Facebook Writers Assembled 2018 Spring Story Contest

Dave stuck his head behind the curtain and grinned at his partner. The kid was looking pretty green, and clearly regretting his short trip down the alleyway responding to a stranger’s hoarse call for help. “You doin’ okay, Morales?” Eli looked up from contemplating the bandage on his forearm. “Great,” he said drily. “’Cuz being […]

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Ain’t No Mountain

Just another little piece of nonsense from this month’s writing challenge. ~  J “Write a 250 word stream of consciousness from the perspective of a woman whose life will change drastically in three minutes.” Oh, dear God, that hurts. Why am I here? It seemed like a fabulous idea when it first came to me. […]

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Detour

Another fun little writing prompt that got thrown out there in a group I’m part of and unsurprisingly I immediately thought of our own Ben Brody. – ~ J A character of your choice walks in a city familiar to them. It is the dead of night. They witness a brutal mugging, featuring a nasty […]

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Nightmare

Another writing challenge prompt inspired me. This one happens in the universe of Always Darkest, sometime in the late spring. Think of a word (any word you want) and search it on google images. Write something inspired by the 7th image. The word I chose was ‘nightmare’. This was the seventh image. He woke in […]

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Search and Rescue

Author’s note: Prompt in a writing challenge I’m doing – “Imagine that you are unable to leave the room that you’re in for the next 7 days. Chronicle each of the seven days using only 50 words each.” That sounded boring, so I went fictional. ~ J Day One Don’t know what happened. Maybe an […]

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Wrong Number

Another writing prompt. This one is actually from a couple of years ago, but I liked it a lot and couldn’t imagine revisiting it with something new. If you come up with something, I’d love to see it in the comments. ~ J “Write a conversation about a man who calls a wrong number and […]

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On the twelfth day of Fic-mas, shades of present, future, past, try without success to make an impression that will last …

Boiled in His Own Pudding The persistent drizzle made the trip back across the lawn about as pleasant as their visit inside had been. Even the spectacular tree and light display that graced the grounds of the edifice could not make the view appear cheery to the three figures plodding toward the sidewalk. They should […]