Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tall Tale Tuesday Discontinued and What I've Been Doing with Myself

Lately, I've been devoting my energy to other avenues of writing. I'm not disappearing! If you want to find me, I'm still all over the place doing that squirrel on crack thing. I want to provide one location for the prompts, which is the new writing prompt site. It doesn't make sense to divide the prompts in 18,000 locations when I can keep them in one. Hopefully, people will find that helpful and less scattered. Keep using the prompts. Keep writing! Or write without the prompts. Whatever works to keep you writing is what matters.

I've been working on the professional side of my writing. Since I started watching Project Runway and reading hysterical recaps, I wanted to do one myself. You'll find my first recap over at Daily Two Cents. If you're not watching Project Runway, you should start! Like now. Right now. Go watch it on demand or something. I'll wait.

That isn't super professional, granted, but the rest of the work is. I'm still slowly working on more fiction with the erotica pen name as well as that mystery story. I have to admire those writers even more now. That mystery crap is hard to write.

Links to my profile pages and the body of my work online, in case you're interested. I'll be back, and I'll keep you updated. I check my Facebook at least once a day if you want to connect with me there. I'd love that!

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My Facebook page: Missy Kierstead

That's it for now. I'll keep you posted from time to time, and I'll be back, promise.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tall Tale Tuesday: July 15th


It's pouring outside; big, fat raindrops that plop to the ground and splash as they rebound. The mother and daughter sit on the porch watching it rain for a few minutes until the daughter looks at the mother with round, pleading eyes.
**What does the little girl want? What happens next?**

Jagged forks of lightning flash in the night sky illuminating a man as he skulks from one tree to another in the dimly-lit backyard.
**Who is the man? What is he doing in the backyard?**

Windshield wipers work overtime to clear the glass as the driver heads up the winding turn. Something darts across his path, he swerves and almost crashes. With a rapidly beating heart, he stops his car on the side of the road.
**What flew in front of his car? Does he see it again?**

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tall Tale Tuesday: July 8th

It's Tall Tale Tuesday again! Take a prompt and write a short story, flash fiction piece, or a poem if you like. It doesn't matter if you want to keep the finished product private, or share it with the group. The point is to be inspired to create. 


The Beach

A young girl is playing in the sand at the edge of the water. Her older brother is a few feet away in the water splashing when suddenly, he runs over and stomps on her sand castle. 
**What happens next? Does she get even somehow? Do the parents notice?**

The surfer swims with short, lazy strokes. The waves have been small so far until the surfer sees a promising wave about to swell. 
**Talk about the excitement, or disappointment based on the incoming wave.**

One lone runner and his dog are on the beach as the sun sets and night descends. 
**Does he remain alone? Who is the man, and why does he run by himself with the dog?**

This week, I won't be adding the link generator. I'm not very happy with how it works and the fact that I can't change the label on it, so add your links in the comments. I'll feature them next week so everyone can see your work.