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#FiveSentenceFiction is a flash-fiction event hosted by Lillie McFerrin.  She provides a prompt and participants post five-sentence stories – inspired by the prompt in some way – on their blogs.  This week’s prompt is “candidate” and here is my story:

“Have you decided upon the best candidate?”

“I certainly have, but it wasn’t an easy choice: there were things I liked and disliked about each one.”

“Well, that’s always true, but we do have to make a choice.”

“Would you like to hear about his platform?”

“Yes, go ahead and set it up while I go get the charcoal so we can start to roast him.”

 

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I’ve joined NaNoWriMo!

#FridayFictioneers

 

Well, I’ve taken the plunge!

No, I’m not getting married (maybe someday) and I’m not diving into a swimming pool (although some would say I’m always going off the deep end).

It’s not any of those things.  I’m going to write a novel. Not only that, I’ll be writing 50,ooo words in just 30 days!

What’s more, 300,000 of my closest friends will be doing the same thing.

No, I’m not mad (at least no more so than usual) – I’m just participating in National Novel-Writing Month (commonly called NaNoWriMo).

NaNoWriMo is an annual and (despite it’s name) international event wherein each participant undertakes to write a 50,000-word novel, from scratch (i.e. with no previously written text except, perhaps, an outline) during the month of November.

My novel?  Fugitive from the Mob.  It will be about an organized-crime informant who gets relocated under the witness-protection program but members of the Mob have a plan to find him.

As of the time of the posting of this message, November begins in seven hours and 30 minutes.

Wish me luck!

(For more information about NaNoWriMo, click the image at the top of this page)

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#FiveSentenceFiction is a flash-fiction event hosted by Lillie McFerrin.  She provides a prompt and participants post five-sentence stories – inspired by the prompt in some way – on their blogs.  This week’s prompt is “potions” and here is my story:

The cancer was painful and had severely weakened her, but it had not robbed her of her mental capacity.  She knew what she was doing, although many would have thought her mad.  The leaves, roots and berries she had selected each contained abundant nutrients as well as powerful poisons.  Her concoction would kill either the cancer or her, but she was ready to try.

After all: even regular chemotherapy was just another toxic potion.

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