Flash Fiction

This is from a Flash Fiction challenge in my writing group. The theme is “beginnings” and could be no more than 150 words. Enjoy!

 

I’ve been trapped inside this microscopic room my entire life with no trace of how I got here. It’s so cramped that I can’t stretch my legs out fully. No lights, no sound, no fun. The walls are ever changing, expanding, but still restrictive.

I can’t do it anymore. No more excuses; I need to get out of here.

Using what little strength I have, I thrust my extremities out as far I can. But the room shifts in a way I never expected. My body changes positions unwillingly and I suffer a callous breeze. I was wrong. This is too fast and sudden; I’m not ready. Please forgive me, I didn’t mean to speak ill of my creator.

But my resistance is futile as I am forced out of the snug, familiar room. This is the beginning of the end; goodbye old friend. I’m so sorry.

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* Day 30ish – Highs & Lows

Day 30 of the Writing Challenge!

Your highs and lows for the month.

Highs:

  • FINISHING THIS WRITING CHALLENGE. For real, I’m glad it’s over.
  • Having at least one beta reader finish my revised manuscript. (Thank you, Sarah.)
  • Getting to paint my patronus from Harry Potter. (Pic below!)
  • Discovering ‘Black Mirror’ on Netflix.
  • Getting my book cover done.

Lows:

  • Having only one beta reader finish my manuscript.
  • Getting my book cover done and it being a COMPLETE DISASTER.
  • Learning what my tax refund is and laughing about how low it is.

That’s really all my lows! Not bad!

Well, hey guys, thank you so much for following my 30 day Writing Challenge. I will have the template I used here so you can do it for yourself. I think it’s a great way to challenge your writing, and to let your readers know you a bit better! Have a good rest of your year!

Lynx
My Lynx Patronus. Coincidence my cats name is Jynx?

* Day 29ish – Goals

ALMOST THERE!!

What are your goals for the next 30 days?

In 30 days, it will be February 26th. So, let’s see. I hope to have my final revisions done for Fliers and completely professionally edited and proofread. So I can publish it! ^.^

I want my cover art done. It’s been, uh… delayed… But should be done well within the week, hopefully.

I want to do well in my classes. Already made a pretty awesome logo, I think. 🙂

I submitted a flash fiction and am hoping that I won it. (will know mid Feb)

Want to get my outline done for the sequel of Fliers.

That’s it. ##

 

* Day 28ish – LOL

Post five things that make you laugh out loud.

  1. Stupid people.
  2. Baby animals (but more of an audible squeeing)
  3. Things that our current president says.
  4. Random things guests/customers say when I’m in ‘work mode.”
  5. When I can feel my life falling apart.

Oh and this. ##

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* Day 27ish – Kick Ass

Been busy setting up a new website for my portfolio! Check it out!

Conversely, write about something that’s kicking ass right now.

Segue into our topic about portfolios… I am in a class right now that is focused strictly around setting up a great and professional portfolio. The teacher said that if we have a website already, we can just use that to display our works. Great!

Except no. Not trying to bad mouth WordPress, but you have to pay a LOT of extra in order to do anything on here… Struggling for a couple hours, trying to figure out how to display my digital art work on here, I was close to giving up. I was not amused about having to make an entirely new website. It’s a lot of work and blah, blah, blah (lazy me). I just did not want to do it. But, I thought I would at least give it a shot. Then I came across Wix.

I’m sure you have seen it advertised all over the internet, tv and the like. It was made to be this super easy website to make your own website. Let me just tell you from my perspective; I LOVE Wix. Seriously. It’s much more user friendly, more customizable and has all these preset themes and color schemes and everything. I made it completely how I want in less than 24 hours. I am using it mainly because it’s very “picture friendly” and you can have more of a gallery look. I am SUPER happy with how it turned out. If you guys don’t mind checking it out and letting me know what you think, that would be incredible! ##