Never Ask Johanna Harness

As MomGoth’s faithful Sweet Little Baby Angels know, I’m part of Sample Sunday, wherein participants post a sample of their writing on Sunday. Hence, the name Sample Sunday.

So I asked, “Should I post an excerpt of a longer work this week or a reprint of something older or a new flash fiction piece?”

Shouldn’t have asked. Johanna Harness pipes up and says, “New flash piece!” Then she says, “Other people’s decisions are always so much easier to make than my own.” 😀

That means I’m a-woikin’ on a new flash piece for Sunday. I have this fantastic aid called The Story Spinner that gets me started, even if I don’t use any of its suggestions. It breaks the lock of the blank mind and hot-wires your creativity. As long as you don’t fall into the trap of thinking you HAVE to stick with what the Spinner presents, you’re in the car and driving away, worry-free.

Having fun. :)Thanks, Johanna!

WRITING PROMPT: Write a short piece about something fishy going on.



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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One thought on “Never Ask Johanna Harness

  1. Amanda

    July 28, 2011 at 1:55pm

    The Story Spinner is so cool! I’ve never seen that before. How fun! 🙂

    Looking forward to reading your story.

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      Marian Allen

      July 28, 2011 at 4:52pm

      I purely LOVE my Story Spinner! As I say, I usually leave most of what it suggests behind, once the juices start flowing, but that just means I’ll never use it up, right?

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