Category science fiction
Thunder “All systems go,” she said into her mic. No one answered. This was a recording, not a conversation. She was on her own.
Because I often write nature essays, my writing partners thought for sure I’d go with the insect for this prompt. But I want to stretch my science fiction muscles. There isn’t much to this—we only have 20 or so minutes to write, then countless minutes getting the Zoom connection up for the meeting portion of […]
On something of a lark, I entered a flash fiction contest sponsored by Queer Sci Fi. I’d never written flash fiction, which I thought of as under a thousand words. This was particularly challenging as it was limited to 300 words. That’s right, 300 words. The premise was Innovation. 1) A new idea, method, or […]
This week’s prompt also said to use the five senses. I strayed from the prompt, as we are allowed, though I agree that using all the senses makes, well, sense. I only had 20 minutes, and, frankly, ran out of steam before that. Here ’tis: I’m From… Kate stared at the young woman sitting […]