Ripe for the Picking

This week’s flash challenge on Chuck Wendig’s site was apples. Yes, apples. Hence the title of my story. And from the list of bizarre apple names, I randomly chose (with a number generator): 23, 16 and 9 – Oliver, Margil and Court Pendu Plat.  And i’m sensing a theme here between this week’s story, and…

A Long Way Down

This week’s challenge is to continue a story based on a sentence that someone else wrote last week. I wrote a sentence last week, but didn’t want to just post a single sentence on my blog, so I’ll post it now before I post my own story. Hopefully someone will want to write a story…

There are Things in the Well (part 3)

This week’s Chuck Wendig challenge is to write the final 500 words of a story that 2 other people have already written the beginning and middle to. So I chose Pavowski’s story, There Are Things In the Well, to continue, which Rose Red continued here. But i’ll post both parts before my ending so you get…

The ArcHive

Okay this one isn’t a Chuck Wendig Challenge story. This is a Steampunk short story, that’s a tad longer than 1,000 words (another 9,000 words longer!). (note: featured image by Matthew Stewart from http://digital-art-gallery.com/picture/10869) I hope all my followers enjoy it! The ArcHive Armistice Wells knew he was going to die today. He just had that…

The Middle 500

Someone (actually Arin at http://thereadersvault.blogspot.co.nz/ ) has kindly continued my first 500 words of a story I posted recently (about someone being held hostage and taken to their library for some reason (what reason, we don’t quite know!). So here’s their continuation…I wonder if I should call this story something now…but i’m not sure what. I’ll…

A Stranger Calls

This week’s Chuck Wendig Challenge is to continue a story that was started by another writer in last week’s ‘first 500 words’ challenge.  I choose Arin’s story ‘A Stranger Calls’ (which you can find here on their blog). So I’ll post Arin’s first 500 words of the story here, and then follow with my next…

The First 500

This week’s challenge is to start a story, and have someone else (hopefully!) continue it. I’ll leave it title-less, so as not to influence the direction someone might want to take the story in. Here’s my first 500. Do you know what it feels like when you are about to die? Everything slows down and…

Merciful Beast

I’m super late writing this challenge – that is now last week’s challenge, another roll for your title one. I got 8 and 16 = Merciful Beast. I’ve been working away at this story for the last week, and it’s changed entirely from how I first started it. But I hope you enjoy it! Merciful…

Lights, Camera…Action?

This week’s challenge (which I’m actually on time with!) is all about Action. Not sure how well I did with trying to cram my story full of action, but here goes nothing! “Action!” The disembodied voice yelled, hidden from view behind the large camera. I ran down the street, my legs pumping hard, coming closer…

Amethyst Auburn and the World’s End

Last week’s challenge was a colour (or color) challenge. We had to have a colour in the title. It took me awhile to come up with a story, and I changed my mind a few times. But finally, I got it. I hope you enjoy Amethyst Auburn and the World’s End! Amethyst hated her name.…