I always have loved writing. But getting published, that’s a whole different feeling. Two years in a row, I have seen my short “flash fiction” pieces published in the Ironology anthologies.
The 2016 edition of Ironology was published earlier this month, and includes two of my original stories: “Gone” and “Murder at the Junkyard.” I also have a short piece in Ironology 2015 called “Red & White Stripes.”
The Iron Writer Challenge is a weekly writing competition designed to sharpen one’s skills. I have not participated this year as other obligations and interests have limited my time in the worlds of my imagination, but it is a fantastic group of creative people. If you are interested in joining, please visit The Iron Writer Challenge website for more details.
- 5 Smart Reasons to Write Flash Fiction [Mandy Wallace]
- Saint Cecilia EP [Foo Fighters] (JT sez: IT’S FREE FOO FIGHTERS MUSIC)
- Joy In Mudville: Bringing the Mudville 9 to life [The Infinite Baseball Card Set]
- Lighten Up Francis [The Topps Archives] (JT sez: I love this 1979 Topps design that didn’t make the final cut)
- The card after: still elusive after all these years [Night Owl Cards]
- In Its Entirety: Topps Yankees Project 1951-2015 [The Lost Collector]
- 2015 mfc World Series Cards • Mets @Royals, Game One. Better get a snack. [Mets Baseball Cards Like They Ought To Be] (JT sez: I especially love the Wilmer Flores “not traded” card)
- Autograph Goodness – Sparky Anderson [Red Cardboard]
- 27 Major Star Wars Events Not Shown in the Movies [Screenrant]
My book Ironology 2015: The Iron Writer Challenge is now available on Amazon! Ok, it’s not technically “my” book. It’s an anthology of flash fiction, and one of my pieces, entitled “Red & White Stripes,” is included in it. So buy this book featuring my story (and about sixty others)!
I’m not beating myself up about it, but I am a little disappointed that I did not even come close to winning National Novel Writing Month. I simply could not find the words to tell my story. I think I may need to put this one on the back…back…way back burner and let it simmer while I tackle other projects.
That doesn’t mean I didn’t do any writing in November. I joined a writing group called The Iron Writer and promptly completed a flash fiction challenge. The title of my story is “Red & White Stripes,” and it (along with three other authors’ entries) can be read at this link.
Anyone who is interested in joining The Iron Writer can visit this page for more information.