You never know when it’s going to get you. [Free Short Fiction]

They say lightning never strikes twice, but they apparently don’t participate in Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Challenge.

Here’s the deal. Last week (just a few days ago, in fact…) I couldn’t help but write to a prompt Chuck posted. And now it’s happened again. This one said,

I want you to come up with your own monster. … You will create this creature and give it life inside a piece of flash fiction. … Take it for a walk where you want to walk it.

And that’s what I did. This one is a little bit campy, a little bit horror, a little bit smug in-your-faceness. Enjoy.

This post comes from my effort to write a Story a Day every (week)day in May. I’m not posting all of them, only those I think will be great for blog readers. They will all be tagged [Free Short Fiction] for easier browsing. Continue reading “You never know when it’s going to get you. [Free Short Fiction]”

Does doing a good thing sometimes mean being evil? [Free Short Fiction]

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted flash fiction, but when I saw the prompt from Chuck Wendig for this week, I couldn’t resist.

This one is in the speculative vein of my next book, Banquet, but is a lot less space opera than the book. Chuck wanted us to use either of these themes:

1. Doing a good thing sometimes means being evil.

2. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

I hope I managed to hit at least one of them with this short tale, part of my effort in Story a Day in which I’m writing free short fiction for my blog, pieces to be submitted to anthologies and magazines, or beginnings of new novels. Enjoy.

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