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by timberline
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - Tokyo's Sky City - when it all goes wrong
Replies: 22
Views: 26467

So talk to me on FB--or WT. Markets, genre, some key people to know. There's a smallish incestuous group on FB at Flash Fiction Chronicles and a Yahoo group of 45 crime fiction writers. Interested? Don't know what you're doing now. Flash?
by timberline
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - The broken statue
Replies: 22
Views: 23484

Me too, and wasting time on social networks and getting distracted--e.g., just pubbed an erotic novella and a silly piece, "Marilyn Monroe Lived Me," at Writers Haven for its 9th issue, at http://original-writer.com/writershaven ... alter.html
by timberline
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - Tokyo's Sky City - when it all goes wrong
Replies: 22
Views: 26467

Just had another acceptance from OMDB. "Life Settlement, Finally" will be up in April.
by timberline
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - The abandoned house held secrets of my life
Replies: 8
Views: 12480

“Abandoned” was published by Every Day Fiction Sept. 3, 2012 at http://www.everydayfiction.com/abandone ... giersbach/. We live in a cruel world, where materialism doesn’t get the respect it might have during the “me” generation. . EDF is one of the best, most critical zines online.
by timberline
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - The broken statue
Replies: 22
Views: 23484

Tkx Hiss. Wish I had more time for flash. It's gratifying to see something go up in a short period of time.
by timberline
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - It was the brightest moon of my life
Replies: 17
Views: 20447

Thanks, Hiss. I don't know how many sold, but I've often told Jill she's been my inspiration to get the juices flowing.
by timberline
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - My trip to Belize
Replies: 7
Views: 10606

“The Coral in Belize Is Dying” was published by Bewildering Stories Nov. 12, at http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue502/coral.html.
by timberline
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - Tokyo's Sky City - when it all goes wrong
Replies: 22
Views: 26467

Ha! Bet you all forgot about this one, but I didn't. Subbed it to Over My Dead Body and it was accepted yesterday. "Chen" became Jimmy Huang, my Hong Kong cop who debuted in '07 in the now-defunct Mouth Full of Bullets . OMDB carried my "Chain of Events" story this time last year, about Newark cop M...
by timberline
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - The abandoned house held secrets of my life
Replies: 8
Views: 12480

Funny. I've shopped this story around to half a dozen pubs over the past four years and gotten flat rejections. Now, Every Day Fiction has just returned the most cogent crit I've seen lately, and asked for a rewrite. I'm in Seveth Heaven. (Ooops, cliche alarm!)
by timberline
Wed May 30, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - 237 Miles and Counting
Replies: 7
Views: 8932

Thanks, Liz. Just felt I had to write something on the holiday, not that I didn't do my share of partying. Bunch of things were conflated in this piece: funny Jersey idioms and grammar, dumb girlfriends young people pick up (who introduce me to zombie facts I never knew), and the tension between edu...
by timberline
Tue May 29, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - 237 Miles and Counting
Replies: 7
Views: 8932

So here’s a draft of “Backpacking in Jersey” that touches on backpacking and 237 Miles prompts. Comments welcome. 1,132 words. Backpacking in Jersey • • It was just an idle thought that killing Margo would be the way to shut her up. Who knew she could talk for three miles walking through the Pine B...
by timberline
Wed May 16, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - The broken statue
Replies: 22
Views: 23484

Ooops, I forgot to say “Statue of Limitations” was published by World of Myth on Mar. 29, 2012, at http://www.theworldofmyth.com/.

The Babylonian statue was the discovery of Arthur Pennington’s lifetime, until pride stepped in. No hubris in my bailiwick, Jill, but lots of thanks.
by timberline
Wed May 16, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - It was the brightest moon of my life
Replies: 17
Views: 20447

Wow, it's been seven years since I wrote the piece above. Retitled "Under the Worm Moon," it will appear in The Corner Club Press Issue 7 in a couple of weeks. Some things just take a little time.
by timberline
Thu May 03, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - My trip to Belize
Replies: 7
Views: 10606

It's been--what?--six years since I wrote this? Then it lay fallow. Good news this week that Bewildering Stories has accepted "The Coral in Belize Is Dying." Will post a link when it appears.

(Mil gracias, Jill!)
by timberline
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: CharlesP Writer's Blog/Log
Replies: 407
Views: 260581

Interesting site. Maybe a little too disciplined for me. Tough enough just to log into Write 1 Sub ! each month. What Ilove, though, is a challenge. First challenge came this morning when the book page editor of our regional newspaper begged me to fill a hole with a book review. I knocked out a 250-...
by timberline
Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - 237 Miles and Counting
Replies: 7
Views: 8932

Very nice, Liz. Nice to see your writing and byline again.
by timberline
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: Jill's Writing Moments
Replies: 10
Views: 12012

Very nice, Jill. Parallellism is a solid device that works here.
by timberline
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - Forget it! I'm moving to the moon!!
Replies: 1
Views: 6455

Just as a placeholder, my "Movin to the Moon" was sketched out on Facebook's Fast Fiction Friday. A couple of rewrites and crit at a writing group, and it gained an acceptance by The NewerYork experimental print mag.
by timberline
Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - A Final Birthday Wish
Replies: 1
Views: 4201

Here’s a 15-minute wonder, coming in at 438 words. Backstory is that this really happened to my kid brother whose girlfriend walked out on him. Comments welcome. Not five minutes earlier Gloria had led the singing of “Happy Birthday.” Me, 30 years old, and there were times I wondered if I’d ever ma...
by timberline
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - The night I lodged a potato chip in my eye
Replies: 8
Views: 10261

Did I mention this was accepted by Big Pulp for publication in December of this year?
by timberline
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - HIS name was Monique Arielle Johnson...
Replies: 10
Views: 11242

Oh my God, it's been six years since I wrote "Nun on the Run." It lay there fallow, dusty, decrepit until I filled out the character and sent it off a couple of weeks ago to Every Day Fiction. It was just accepted, Jill, so you deserve a big kiss from me for your prompt. It should be online in March...
by timberline
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF: Snake Eyes
Replies: 2
Views: 6257

Got this one covered over in FFF at Facebook, but I went so fast I'm afraid to re-read it. Tomorrow, when I'm stronger.
by timberline
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - Outside Looking In
Replies: 3
Views: 5815

Okay, let's try this 30-minute thing on for size. 484 words. PG rated maybe, though today's kids are less sensitive than their parents. Inside Looking Out Hey. Diary, it’s me again. Sorry to be so lame about checking in. Like it’s a month, right? ‘Bout since I mentioned I found my new man Jim. Don’t...
by timberline
Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF: Water Balloon Overcoat
Replies: 2
Views: 5682

Where on earth did you come up with that?! Are you thinking of those puffy down coats that make you lok like the Michelin man?

Sorry to have been away. I'm working on a crime story and getting close to the final edit.
by timberline
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - Greed and Gluttony
Replies: 2
Views: 5092

YES! A fiting epitaph to American eating habits, CP. Nice job here. And nice to see that you're writing!

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