Chuck Wendig: Consecrated

The Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge for this week is called To Write About Food.  After the death of Anthony Bourdain, Chuck asked us to take 2,000 words and see what deeper meaning we could find in food.  I am looking at food as ritual, as community, and the way that all of those things can change over time.  I don’t know if it’s all that great or not, but I had a good time writing it.  Please to enjoy and let me know what you think.   Continue reading

Chuck Wendig: The Bridge and the Rose

I’m coming in just under the wire with this one.  The theme of this week’s Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge is A Random Scattering of Fresh Titles.  As the name implies, Chuck just gave us a list on ten titles and told us to pick one and go for it.  I chose “The Bridge and the Rose”.  It’s right at 1,500 words.  I decided to make it a Western, and used the eponymous character from my Stolen Titles/Stephen King story from earlier in the year, “The Colorado Kid”.  I started off trying for the same goofy vibe that story had, but it wound up being more quirky than goofy.  Not sure that makes sense, but you’ll see what I mean.  Give it a shot, and read the other one as well for comparison.  I’d love to know what you think of them.  Please to enjoy! Continue reading