Monday, April 29, 2013

FSF Challenge - Shadows


Lillie McFerrin Writes
This week's writing challenge from
Five Sentence Fiction
Lillie McFerrin Writes ) is based upon the prompt:

 Shadows



Just a little bit Gothic...





The Darkness Within 



Image "Gothic Abbey" courtesy of Dr Joseph Valks at www.freedigitalphotos.net



"These shadows make for an eerie vision, and it disturbs me so," the young woman asserted to her new acquaintance while strolling along a moonlit lane. "I wish the moon would disappear and take these horrid apparitions with it. I do believe I would prefer the somber purity of darkness to these sinister forms."
 
"Once our path takes us through the heavy wood," her companion replied with a curious countenance, "you shall get your wish, and may decide then which you prefer. But remember, even when the shadows disappear, the darkness that dwells within them yet remains."



Image "Gothic Abbey" courtesy of Dr Joseph Valks / FreeDigitalPhotos.net


© 2012-2013 K. R. Smith All rights reserved

Saturday, April 20, 2013

FSF Challenge - Angles


Lillie McFerrin Writes
This week's writing challenge from
Five Sentence Fiction
Lillie McFerrin Writes ) is based upon the prompt:

 Angles



A Fresh Angle



Image "Police Line" courtesy of Simon Howden at www.freedigitalphotos.net


Brad wanted to make a big splash at his new job, his first as an investigative reporter in a major market, and was quite excited when assigned to do a story on the wave of kidnappings and murders that had shaken the city. As a condition of his assignment, the editor insisted he approach the story from a fresh angle, something that would pique the readers' interest. It was hard work, but he had succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. Brad knew what he wanted to say, and all he had to do was get back to the office and type the words into his computer. That would be child's play once he figured out how to untie the rope around his wrists.




My previous three posts:

  FSF Challenge - Edge

  National Poetry Month

  Welcome, Ukrainians! ( or Привіт, українці! )



Image "Police Line" courtesy of Simon Howden / FreeDigitalPhotos.net


© 2012-2013 K. R. Smith All rights reserved

Saturday, April 13, 2013

FSF Challenge - Edge



This week's writing challenge from Five Sentence Fiction ( Lillie McFerrin Writes ) is based upon the prompt "edge."

This is a continuation of the story from a previous Five Sentence Fiction, "Abandoned".




Halfway





"The water was supposed to be blue," was going to be her final disillusionment as she leaned over the rail until another hand came to rest on the rusty metal startling her. Cindy May hadn't noticed the young man with the fishing rod edging closer as she gazed down into the turbid liquid flowing slowly under the bridge, her disappointments staring back in a coffee-colored reflection.

"Those storms last night sure messed up everybody's fun," said the man who then cautiously waited for a response. 

With her white-knuckled hands still gripping the rail, she turned her head to see him and uttered a nervous, gasping sort of laugh, her eyes not blinking.

"Maybe we should go sit over there on the shore," he suggested, "since it's too muddy for fishin' and way too cold for swimmin'."



Image above scaled down from original image located at: http://s1342.beta.photobucket.com/user/TeamWerling/media/Abandoned_zpsf587308f.jpg.html


© 2012-2013 K. R. Smith All rights reserved

Saturday, April 6, 2013

National Poetry Month



Since it is National Poetry Month, I thought I'd post a couple of links of interest!


Image from http://www.poets.org/ for National Poetry Month


First, the link to the Academy of American Poets page about National Poetry Month.


Image from http://www.napowrimo.net/ for National Poetry Month

Second, a link to the participants in NaPoWriMo (Like NaNoWriMo, but for poetry)


Here's my contribution ( In truth, I'd like to deny any knowledge of the following poem, and for those who insist upon associating my good name with this, a pox upon your house.)

If you don't have time
To make it rhyme,
That's fine;
You haven't crossed the line.

But if you do,
That's OK, too!
Just check with Frost
If you think you're lost

But write it either way
Because at the end of the day
You know darned well
It'll never sell.



Note: the artwork on this page are the property of their respective website and website owners.

© 2012-2013 K. R. Smith All rights reserved - well, except for that stupid poem. If you want to claim that as yours, be my guest.

Welcome, Ukrainians! ( or Привіт, українці! )



Ласкаво просимо всім моїм читачам українському!

I sure hope the above translates correctly. I don't want to start an international incident...



Image of map of pageviews with count showing Ukraine with second highest number of views



For some reason, I get a lot of hits on my blog from Ukraine. I'm not sure if any Ukrainians are actually reading my blog or if they're just stumbling upon it by accident. On my statistics page, Ukraine comes up with the second highest number of hits. I understand that many Ukrainians speak English as a second languaage, so that might be part of the reason. I certainly don't mind them reading my blog, The more Ukrainians the better, I suppose!

If you're a reader from Ukraine, let me know! And maybe even tell me why you're reading! If you have an interest in writing, or have a question, please leave a comment below.

Thanks!


© 2012-2013 K. R. Smith All rights reserved

Thursday, April 4, 2013

FSF Challenge - Words



This week's writing challenge from Five Sentence Fiction ( Lillie McFerrin Writes ) is based upon the prompt "words."



The Word


Image "Unhappy Young Woman" courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at www.freedigitalphotos.net
  

All he could feel was a cold emptiness when she said the word. It was simple enough, probably spoken a million times that day by people of all callings, of all ages, all over the world in countless languages to someone they knew and with little thought to its implications. It was just "goodbye." Not something one should get upset about. It wasn't the word that eviscerated his soul, however, but knowing he'd never hear her say it again.



Image "Unhappy Young Woman" courtesy of David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.net


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