Our Snow – A fantasy flash fiction story

No. 30/100 flash fiction stories Bela Thornfield stared out her window, longing to be anywhere else.  No, not just anywhere else, but North, where—according to her elven penpal—the fields were covered with glorious white snow. Here at the Southern Ridge, everything was just…green. And brown.  “Can’t you do something about it?” she’d asked Grandpa Rabick.  … Continue reading Our Snow – A fantasy flash fiction story

Yes, Settings Do Matter: Basic Storytelling Elements Part 7

Welcome to my ten-part series where we’ll be going through the ten basics of storytelling as outlined in my guidebook The 10 Lost Elements of Storytelling – a book you can get for free by subscribing to my newsletter! In these posts, we’ll pound out the basics of these storytelling elements, but my guidebook is more detailed on … Continue reading Yes, Settings Do Matter: Basic Storytelling Elements Part 7

What Makes Your Book Different?: Basic Storytelling Elements Part 6

Welcome to my ten-part series where we’ll be going through the ten basics of storytelling as outlined in my guidebook The 10 Lost Elements of Storytelling – a book you can get for free by subscribing to my newsletter! In these posts, we’ll be going over the basics of these storytelling elements, but my guidebook is more detailed … Continue reading What Makes Your Book Different?: Basic Storytelling Elements Part 6

First Cold: A boy’s first winter on an alien planet

A shiver forced Vaughn’s eyes to see reality again. He wrapped his arms tightly around himself.  “I'm gonna kill Kiefer," he muttered, kicking his boot at a dark object buried halfway in the ground, which he unpleasantly discovered was a rock from the smarting in his toes.  What was more interesting, though, was that the … Continue reading First Cold: A boy’s first winter on an alien planet