Friday Recommends and Free Story

Whether you’re a writer AND reader or a reader only, #amwriting is a great site to visit. It’s jam-packed with posts about the writing process and the writing life, musings about this and that, and free flash fiction stories. Free! My favorite kind! The one today is mine. Prodigal is the result of my wondering what it would be like to see my father again. Nothing in the story is factual; none of it really happened except the emotions of the main character.

I’ve been messing around with Windows Live Movie Maker, and created a 30-second spot for FORCE OF HABIT, my crime/sf/farce. I could have made it as long as I wanted, but I liked the drive-by quality of the 30-second spot I did in Animoto for “Christmas eBooks“, so I made this one 30 seconds, too.

Now I’m addicted, and I’m working on trailers for my other books.

There’s a new link in my blogroll under the category Snort Coffee Out Your Nose. It’s The Oatmeal. You’re welcome.

WRITING PROMPT: Imagine being a grownup meeting someone who was grown when you were little, and whose actions you didn’t understand then. How would you act? What would you do? How would that person be toward you?



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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      Marian Allen

      November 25, 2011 at 9:03am

      Thanks, Jim! Loved your story for Q&Q, as always. We need a December challenge, even though we won’t be meeting. 🙂

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