Free Story. Many Free Stories.

My short story, “The Prophecy” or “The Edge of the End” or whatever we decided to entitle it, is up at Dark Valentine ezine. Please read it, and I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

WRITING PROMPT: Have two characters discuss what to name something–a song, a story, a pet, a baby, a product.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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  1. KK Brees

    October 11, 2010 at 9:25am

    Marian, I love your writing prompts at the end of your posts. Food for thought and one of these may find itself headed for somebody’s novel!

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      Marian Allen

      October 11, 2010 at 3:11pm

      Glad you enjoy the prompts, Karen. As writers know, EVERYTHING is about writing, so anything that happens inspires a writing prompt. I had to take my mother to the ER last night; she was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. It was 8:30pm when we walked in and 3:00am when I walked out. This morning, she said she had been worried about my walking out into the parking lot in the middle of the night. I said, “Nobody was there. No–I tell a lie: there was an EMT going to his car at the same time.” I said, “Naturally, I thought of at least five plots between the hospital and the car.” She said, “I can, too!” And she isn’t even a writer! She ought to be, though–she’s very creative and very funny. 🙂

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  2. Enid Wilson

    October 12, 2010 at 6:37am

    I want to write my next story about an industrial designer. And he will talk with his assistant a lot about how to develop a new product.

    My Darcy Mutates

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      Marian Allen

      October 13, 2010 at 12:20pm

      I would totally eat that up with a spoon–I read MOBY DICK cover to cover twice…on purpose! But most people don’t like it when somebody talks to somebody else a lot about something in fiction. Most people would advise you to work the information into the action and meaningful dialog. Just sayin’. What does your MC design?

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