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A Little Bit of Weird

This week's challenge from Flash Fiction Friday was to write something weird. 


Since we are at the beginning of a brand new year, I think our first prompt for 2016 should be to write something weird. How should you write a weird story? Well, first of all, you’ll select one of the starter sentences from the ones listed below. Then, you’ll write a story that’s dark, sinister, strange, mysterious, bizarre, twisted… I’m sure you get the idea. Let’s check out your selections.
  1. When I left the room, it was in the corner by the window.
  2. She found begging distasteful, but what other choice did she have?
  3. He hoped he would be able to outrun them this time.
  4. When they first arrived, it had been with the best of intentions.
  5. We pounded as hard as we could, but the door would not open.
You can take your story down a horror path, cruise it down a sci-fi highway or jumble those two genres together. The point being, when we get finished reading your story, we do not want to feel all warm and cozy. We want to be shaken, rattled, rolled, and taken on a wild ride.
So, pick a starter and get to writing. Weird awaits!
I tend to write weird stories as it is, and couldn't decide at first which sentence to use. I picked one, then decided to include all of them in my story. It's just over 1200 words.

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ROW80-1 - 01/04 - Plan for 2016

Well, it's that time again, time to reflect on the successes and failures of 2015, and time to be full of of optimism and enthusiasm for 2016. Yay me!

My philosophy remains to enjoy life, to better myself, and to leave this world a little better off for my being here. As far as writing is concerned, in 2016 I want to continue to promote and sell my current novel more, get my other novels (5?) edited, find an agent or a publisher, get some of my Flash Fiction out there, keep writing (of course), and improve my writing skills. 

So, what was 2015 like?

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