Days 5 & 6 of #13Stories

As we move toward the halfway point, and ever closer to Halloween, I am thinking a lot about what my traditions around Halloween and Samhain are and how they relate to my writing in these little posts. Like most things, there are many layers–my childhood in a conservative Baptist church where Halloween was synonymous with…

#13Stories Days 3 & 4

I didn’t realize how difficult this project was going to be when I excitedly started tweeting about it only a few short days ago. If I were to be honest, I thought that maybe I would have a bit of an advantage because I was writing the prompts as well. Reader, I am here to…

Days 1 & 2 of #13Stories

As with many things, I only realize how challenging an idea for a project is when I am amid a full commitment to it, as is the case for #13Stories. It is difficult to write a story using a prompt every day. I came up with these prompts as a fun exercise, with no idea…

13 Stories, a Hallowriting Challenge

In the spirit of the season and prompt challenges everywhere, I welcome you to 13 Stories: 13 days and 13 prompts to create flash fiction, short stories, poems, or whatever writing that you can cast forth from your hearts, minds, and fingertips in celebration of Halloween. The idea for 13 Stories came about as many…