Fiction

I am a rather scattered individual.  I’ve been trying to write a large number of writing prompt responses within the same little plotline, which is working out pretty well, apart from the fact that the scenes I’ve written are all over the map.  More specifically, they’re all over the timeline.  A lot of the comments I’ve gotten have gone something along the lines of “What happened?  I don’t understand what just happened between last week and this week!” – understandable, since last week goes after this week in the story, and this week goes just before the week before.  Get it?  Me neither.

Solution – The story sections, in order of appearance in the timeline.  They aren’t smoothly attached together – these are more like snapshots of scenes within the overall idea of a story.  Maybe one day I’ll string them all together, but for now I’ll try to write linearly.  Hope you enjoy – I love to hear comments, suggestions, criticisms, anything at all.

Also, if you scroll all the way down, past the story links, you’ll find a quick bit of information about my writing style, an answer to Trifecta’s “Meet your fellow Trifectans”, and a good way to overall introduce myself in writerly mode.

The Necessary

Two girls find a portal to a strange and mysterious other world in the most unlikely of places.

The Necessary

How Dull

Lazy Afternoons

Verbal Jousting

Enough

Music from the Heart

So Blue

A Mask

Cheap

Lines

Which Witch

Set in a Europe just developing a fear of witches, a woman who fits all the criteria tries to find a group of people who won’t try to set her on fire.

Sinker

A Short Trip

Shades

Kick Me

Ruffled

Roc

Duck

Quack

Crush

Firefly

Rachel is the strongest Firedancer to emerge in generations – a gift and a burden as she finds her path and her place in the world.

Firefly

London Calling

Shiver

Ice Breaker

Hearth and Home

Random

not the title of this section of stories, just a place to put short story pieces that aren’t connected to anything.

Under the Oak Tree

First Impressions

A Light in the Darkness

Creeping In

Dirty Dishes

Introducing Myself

  1. What is your name (real or otherwise)? Lexy
  2. Describe your writing style in three words. Random, imaginative (or so I’d like to believe), humorous
  3. How long have you been writing online? I’ve been blogging since February 2011 or so, though only started posting fiction since December 2011.
  4. Which, if any, writing challenges do you participate in?

Write on Edge’s Red Writing Hood

Trifecta Challenge

Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.

  1. Describe one way in which you could improve your writing. More consistency – I think that writing more regularly and with a particular goal would help a lot in my writing.  Participating in these types of prompts is one way to make that happen.
  2. What is the best writing advice you’ve ever been given? Not exactly advice, but…

An author goes to his doctor for a checkup.  “You’re an author?  I plan to write a novel when I retire” says the doctor.  “Oh.  When I retire, I plan to become a doctor,” the author replies.

What does this mean to me?  Writing is something to do now, not later.  And it isn’t nearly as easy as reading someone else’s’ completed work.

  1. Who is your favorite author?  Anne McCafferey – The Dragonriders of Pern series was one of the first series I started when I was younger and got into reading on my own. 
  2. How do you make time to write? Writing prompts are a great way      to give myself a deadline to write something.  The other deadline type event I have      participated in the past few years is Nanowrimo – though this year, I failed miserably at properly submitting my word count, so I don’t get the ‘winner’      button to post on my blog.
  3. Give us one word we should consider using as a prompt. Remember–it must have a third definition. It is surprisingly difficult to find a word with three definitions.  I did, though, and I’m giving you: Pulse     
  4. Direct us to one blog post of yours that we shouldn’t miss reading.  This, I’m really not sure of, so I’ll leave it for now.  Perhaps *this* post you’re reading right now, since it does summarize my fiction writing quite nicely.
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  1. Awesome 😀

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  2. Thanks for linking up with us, Lexy. I liked that story about the author and the doctor –sound advice! Looking forward to more of your writing in the coming challenges and look out for ‘pulse’ in our weekday challenge.

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  3. Gah, rereading your stories, they’re so good 🙂 If they don’t get me to smile they get me feeling *something*… 😀

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    • that sounds terrible? what do you mean they get you to feel something? Are you feeling not ok? or nothing at all?!
      (for the world in general, I don’t psychoanalyze everyone who leaves comments… but I do when it’s my sister…)

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      • … another way of saying it that I hadn’t thought of before is that your stories always evoke a response. I’m doing great, I’m just saying that I never finish a story of yours and think “Well I might only vaguely remember maybe reading this story in the future…”, it’s more like “Oh, wow, her last story had me grinning through it, and now this one’s a bit more morose, and this next one’s a bit bitter sweet because it’s about the entire bus dying except for this one kid and the girl he saved, what’ll happen next story? Hmm????” For the most part your stories have me smiling, though 🙂
        You worry too much 🙂

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        • fair enough. Sorry, not trying to seeeeeem paranoid. But let’s face it… kind of paranoid. This is what comes of you galavanting off to far away places and then leaving semi-cryptic comments on my blog that I can read too much into.

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