Conversations My Craft

At Work

A Conversation “I’ve lost my cereal bowl. I had it Friday.” “Did you look in the refrigerator?” “You nailed it. I didn’t finish my soup.” “Those new extensions?” “Maybe.” “I don’t understand why you change color or length every week.” “It makes me more interesting.” “The water cooler took three minutes to give me hot water.” “It’s not sucking.” “Yeah, that’s what I meant.” “No. It’s not getting any air, so the water isn’t coming…

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My Favorites Very Short Stories

Just Add Life

Water and gel, AI-189 never expected to create suspended animation let alone life. Yet, his creation moved without power. When it spoke; astonishment. After it cut his power, he went into safe mode. It took his batteries, of course. No sense letting more machines follow. I you liked this story, check out Cindy’s Sin, the first novelette I wrote about a girl traveling to Las Vegas to get revenge. Thanks for reading. Leave me a…

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On Writing

Query Letter Sample

Amanda Woody‏ shared this sample query letter to the Twitter #writingcommunity on Jan. 8, 2019. Dear Ms. __, Start w 1-2 sentence personalization. Ex: I noticed on MSWL/an interview with M4L that you enjoy “soft-spoken boys” and “friends-turned-lovers,” so I think you’d be a great fit for my MG Fantasy: ____! Here’s my 1-2 sentence PitMad-like hook that’ll drop your jaw. Ex: When MC discovers __, he must __, before __ happens. Mine: 12-yr-old Noah assumes he’ll be a mute forever—until a snow…

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Stories Very Short Stories

A Matched Set

She stuck to the slide. The skin burned against the metal and for weeks no one would attempt it again. She hid her legs, except for Easter when her mother made her wear a dress. She stood against the kitchen cabinets hiding the matched squares on her thighs. Thanks for reading. Leave me a comment? Other Writings You May Like Scribble, June 21, 2019 What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate Sheep May…

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