All Blog Posts Tagged 'fiction' (223)

Thrill of It All Thursdays

Good to get the day in early, what with these Arctic Circle (Teflon puffy yet malleable ski jacks, opaque glint googles)! First layer: Balboa grey sweats. DeeLee on all sort-a-automatic transcription never tedious! A cast of mutes?  Penultimate climatic scene at DeSales, SF CA, I probably should have said. Do you know ---(whatsamatter$4 you?). She goes: see the world spinning 'round?? We'd (DeeLees my very good friend) rescued the cutest blue dog - an Australian cattle pooch, all of…


Added by J.P. Hart on February 8, 2018 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Hello Old Friend!

Yours is the first face I saw after a pivotal, brutal day. Handful of senators my white ass I’ve always said.  I appreciate all your glorious words since, well, down through the ages.You should know if I still have your Flannery Conner’s book (the story where she rambled down highway 41 selling shower rings with the fat uncle?) well slap me left and right!

 Not  much, anda some…


Added by J.P. Hart on October 4, 2017 at 11:04am — 1 Comment

Trexit. or, Nine (alternative reality) Trump exits.

( a film screenplay )

Added by Steven Bridenbaugh on May 20, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

"KILLING O'REILLY" - A Bestseller & Just Deserts!

A who-done-it &…


Added by marilyn sands on April 19, 2017 at 5:30pm — 10 Comments

Prompts and Stories Lists for February 2017

Hey guys, can you believe it's already 2017?  I can't.  And I can't believe I forgot to post the Prompts and Stories Lists for last month. I am so, so sorry. January was crazy and February has started out like that, as well.  But I hate making excuses.  I'm sorry and I messed up and I'm hoping it won't happen again.

Here are the prompts:

1. Write a story inspired by this photo:…


Added by OS Weekend Fiction Club on February 5, 2017 at 2:50pm — 4 Comments

PoB-Discovery: More Context and Cloak and Dagger

Ack! I screwed up and posted the latest episode out of sequence.  This is what I meant to publish:

-More Context-

Christiane was not to be deterred.  After the meeting ended Ari Weiner asked her out for lunch and as they casually strolled across the grounds to the museum restaurant at the Art Garden, Ari said, “Rumor has it that…


Added by JMac1949 Today on January 23, 2017 at 12:58pm — 6 Comments

PoB-Discovery: Parting Gifts

I can't believe it's been over two years since I last did any work on People of the Book - Discovery.  This is the latest installment... Mike Jerrod – The Texan archeologist from the Albright Institute of Archeological Research is the man who smuggled the Sidon's Scrolls out of Lebanon.  Ariane – The Baroness is an American Jewess who married into French Nobility.  Jean Levy is a mutual friend, an Israeli antiquities dealer and political fixer with shadowy connections through the…


Added by JMac1949 Today on January 9, 2017 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

"TELL ME A STORY, GRANDMA"! Open Salon Expose! Repost - Scripted

Reposted in response to tr ig's recent nostalgic Open Salon post...…


Added by marilyn sands on January 5, 2017 at 9:00am — 11 Comments

Love of my Imagination - a poem - Fiction

I was all alone now, sitting in a dark room ,trapped inside my own head.

The visions of madness, insanity, life, death,future, past and the present danced there.

I wept.

The words bent under the weight of the world's problems.

Solitude, loneliness, are my only friends inside this broken shack.

Heretics slapped up random words -





We are one.

Imaginary words thrown up at the screen to see what…


Added by Tinkerertink69 on December 2, 2016 at 6:40pm — 3 Comments

Letter of Intent: 60 Minutes Reviewed

I'm more often awake at 5 a.m. Pacific Time than I am not.

In an effort to keep myself entertained at such an early hour, I make coffee, feed and play with my Bengal for a few minutes and then get online.

A group of 5 of us begin e-mailing. These guys are all over-educated, wickedly good writers and screwy. I don't know why they include me.

Well yes I do. I've known them most of a half century. We let in 2 with a conservative bent to act as our foils so behind…


Added by alsoknownas on November 14, 2016 at 11:30am — 24 Comments

Ugly Is Only Skin Deep

At 6 a.m. on Saturday I pulled the balcony door open, flipped the gas fireplace switch on next to it, wrapped myself in a blanket and watched the horizon's faint glow. The heavy fog peeled back from the sea stacks as the day began to unfurl.

I took deep breaths as the world's most photographed rock, Haystack Rock began…


Added by alsoknownas on November 7, 2016 at 10:00am — 15 Comments

Writer's Angst

There is a type of fiction, held in bad taste, and at times resultin in lawsuits, in which a true story is told and the character’s names are changed, termed a roman a clef. Literally, in French this means “novel with a key”.

Novels are probably never written without some reference to people the author has known with those individuals character traits and actions given to characters in the novel and woven into the plot.  That is considered to be part of the process, and done…


Added by Rodney Roe on October 15, 2016 at 4:00am — 14 Comments

Prompts and Stories List for October 2016

October already...

For many of us, the air is getting colder, and thoughts are turning to autumn and to one of the most fun holidays out there, Halloween.

So for this month, why not try a Fall/Halloween marathon?  Try writing one story a week, of any length (even very short, flash fiction) with one or both of these themes?  You could even take it a step further, focusing on, say, stories about your favorite kind of monster or the monster that scares you the most - the…


Added by OS Weekend Fiction Club on October 3, 2016 at 4:53pm — 9 Comments

Second(Weekend Fiction)


“Oh these, these are my husbands experiments, It was important, he said, for teaching.” Mrs Sutherland smoothed her day dress. “This is the research for the future. Our daughters future, darling.”

She smiled and welcomed the tall intruder into the dark study off the main hall way. Her natural warmth found it’s voce. “He was such a charmer, a man for all the…


Added by TG DE VORE on September 28, 2016 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Prompts and Stories List for September 2016

You know that saying "When it rains, it pours"?  Such has been my September. I am so, so sorry that these prompts are coming so late.

So, to make the most of what limited time we have, why not try to go small?

This month, try to write a story, dialogue, or descriptive scene of 50-100 about each of these topics:

1. Time

2. Leaves

3. School

4. UFO's

You can do whatever you like with these prompts - write something for each, write…


Added by OS Weekend Fiction Club on September 15, 2016 at 6:23am — 6 Comments

The Outdoor Shower - 11 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

Stevenson Garden Products teleoperator Clarity Nice elicits assistance from her friend Cynthia Stevenson during the company's clothing optional day on a Friday, in order to build an outdoor shower on company lawn that will provide a clothing optional amenity for company workers. Infringing human resources policy, clashing against Malibu police Officer…


Added by Workstudio on September 2, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

And This Person Is?

This person is:

a) Carly Fiorina

b) G. K. Chesterton

c) Robert Galbraith

d) Martha Stewart's cousin

e) J.K.Rowling

Choose: 1 if a and d are…


Added by Rodney Roe on August 17, 2016 at 6:30pm — 15 Comments

Prompts and Stories List for August 2016

Ah, how fast the time goes.... I'm still reeling that it's already August!

I hope you guys are doing well and having a good summer.

Here are the prompts for this month:

- Write a story that includes these words: heat, hot, sunburn.

-Write a story about two strangers meeting on a bridge.

- Write a story about running away.

- Write a story that involves some kind of research. This could be a way to challenge yourself if you've always wanted to…


Added by OS Weekend Fiction Club on August 3, 2016 at 2:06pm — 7 Comments

Prompts and Stories List for July 2016

Hi guys,

Hope you're all doing well and that those of you who celebrate it had a great Fourth of July.

As for me, I'm okay but busy - and late posting this again.  I'm so sorry for that!

Without further ado, here are the prompts for this month:

- Write a story about independence.

-Write a story about fireworks.

- Write a story about food.

- Write a story that takes place on a…


Added by OS Weekend Fiction Club on July 6, 2016 at 1:22pm — 7 Comments


I'm in a sad place tonight - so I've been writing -

The world is imploding, distant memories, the Goddess is dying, because we killed her, with our toxic fumes, our industry, and we don't care. "We'll find another planet!" I had someone scream at me back in my college days, a mining engineer and a professor of the same something. I tried to laugh. "Mine the planet, we'll get to the rest later....." We are parasites, killing our host, slowly but surely, without a care, we…


Added by Tinkerertink69 on April 1, 2016 at 12:55am — 6 Comments

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