Chuck Wendig: Wormhole

So really, this is last week’s Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge. I thought I had missed my first one in more than a year and half but then, wonder of wonders, he didn’t put one out for this week. I’m saved! The theme for this one is Pop Culture Mash-Up Edition. This is the one where he gives us two lists of movies/TV shows/whatever, and tells us to pick one from each list and mash them together. I’ve done a couple of these already. A couple of years ago I mixed Jurassic Park and World War Z and also did a mash-up of The Princess Bride and Hamilton.

This time I tried to do less of a pure “fan fic” style story and get more into blending the spirits of the things, and I really love the story that I can up with. It’s a mix of Alice in Wonderland and The Matrix (which I will admit, is a little on the nose, but I couldn’t resist). It’s exactly 2,000 words. I hope you like it as much as I do. Please to enjoy, and as always, please feel free to comment.

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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

Chuck Wendig: PSA

This week’s Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge was called Space OperaticsSpace opera is a sub-genre of science fiction that has given us Star TrekStar WarsFlash Gordon, and many other wonderful stories.  In honor of Star Wars Day (May the Fourth), Chuck gave us 1,500 words to use in interpreting “space opera” however we wanted to.  As usual, I had to try and find a way to subvert the trope.  I used all 1,500 words and think I found a new way to look at it.  Please to enjoy and feel free to comment at the end.  I’d love to know what you think.

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