Pilar and Pehuen and Terrible Minds

Last Sunday, I responded to Chuck Wendig’s flash fiction challenge by writing “For A Few Bottle More”, a heartbreaking slice of life starring Pilar and Pehuen Penguin. Today, Chuck has posted links to all the responses at his wonderful blog, TERRIBLE MINDS. Please go and follow the links to see how many different directions people can go with the same prompt.

Meanwhile, I finished my Rainbow Edits and sent the manuscript to my editor. Now she must read the manuscript and suggest the bigger, harder changes. This is for FORCE OF HABIT, by the way, a very, very silly book. It features a teaching ship with a multi-planet military crew and a co-ed Jesuit teaching staff. I’m working on the story I promised, set on the planet where the book takes place, featuring the names supplied by the winners of my EEL’S REVERENCE blog book tour contest. So one character will be named Holly Jahangiri, one will be Kurt Maxxon, and one will be Devra Langsam. Devra didn’t enter the contest, but she’s cool and I promised to put her into a story sometime, and her name rocks.

WRITING PROMPT: Pick three names at random from the newspaper or phone book. Build characters around them.



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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