I have no idea how close to the word count I am. *checks* Okay I'm like 150 or so over. So sue me. 😉 I wasn't sure what to do with this one, but it ended up being some foreshadowing (and some future peeks of what's to come) in the Karantiri world. Idiom of the … Continue reading FICTION FRIDAY: Thimbleful – Peace and Quiet
These two were short, so I've smooshed them together into one mega-microfic. (*cough*) It follows my dearly beloved Tarenthal of the Karantiri stories, very early in his time in the Kalvarine woods. As always, check out Thimbleful Thursday, and all of Lyn's projects. Tarenthal stepped out into the sunlight, eyes closed, letting the rays wash … Continue reading FICTION FRIDAY: Thimbleful – Turn Over a New Leaf/Hold Your Fire
Another lovely Thimbleful Thursday prompt. I went over word count again, because I'm bad at flash fiction. >.> Only by like...120 though? That's better than usual? Anywho, this is in the world of RATHER LARGE PUDDLE, set post-book. I'd say there are spoilers, but I've been talking about this book for so long and it's … Continue reading FICTION FRIDAY: Thimbleful – Nest Egg
Another Thimbleful Thursday post for you! This was meant to be between 450-550 words, and it's just over (sorry, Lyn) but it just grabbed me and wouldn't let go. This is a very very very far sequel-ish to QUEST TO KARANTIRI. We've met Kelina, the princess of the Metadrine elves before. The young man she's … Continue reading FICTION FRIDAY: Thimbleful-Iron Out the Difficulty
So at least for now, I'm thinking I'll use Fridays as a little buffer zone, filled with bits of writing in my various worlds. This gives everyone a chance to meet some of my characters and see some of the worlds, and gives me a chance to keep myself occupied and inspired. So! Since I've … Continue reading Fiction Friday: Quest to Karantiri
So hey! Since I'm spending a lot of time bouncing around this month, I figured rather than giving you all a prompt call, I'd just offer a few tiny bits of fiction so you can all meet my characters again. I did this once, long ago, and I can't remember if this exact piece was … Continue reading FICTION FRIDAY! Character Snippet
Time: Friday, 3:15 pm I may not have any of my own, but I know if you hang around kids long enough, you're going to hear some crazy stuff. The Internet has lists of creepy or clever things kids have said with absolutely no prompting. I'd put it out there that it's not just kids … Continue reading Tales From the Café: Out of the Mouths of…Customers?
Time: Wednesday, 1:15 pm. I've gotten my fair share of bizarre requests in my time working, both here and at other customer service places where I've been employed. I've had odd food questions, I've had seating requests that don't make sense, I've had complaints and compliments and all kinds of oddness. Most of it doesn't … Continue reading Tales from the Café: Are You Sure?
Time: Monday, 2:16 pm I rubbed at my eyes, enjoying the brief respite from the lunch rush. The rushes had been getting later and later as time went on, so despite the fact that normally we'd be done with the busy part of the day by now, I wasn't taking my chances. The second I … Continue reading Tales from the Café: Squeaky Clean
Time: Tuesday, 9:16 pm It was almost time to leave. All of the customers were already gone--a small miracle, given that there was a strong tendency to hang around well past closing time--so we were getting a little extra cleaning done in our "free time." I was over cleaning the wood portion of our floors, … Continue reading Tales from the Café: Amazing the Things You Find