Rough Drift

"Small" writing challenges for my small writing talent. Hotel note pads are the only space allowed. Let's see if I can strip it down and tighten it up to learn something. Improving my skill of weird fiction.

86.) Take the shot, Kid!

“… pictures inexplicably drew geometries, forces, and reactions across his vision every time he had to put a ball somewhere.”

When does your shot count?

September 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

85.) Unproofed Drunk Revisited.

“I am drunnk and these are mym words.”

Here’s something I thought would be a fun exercise in a basic short description of a night out.

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

84.) Matter of survival

“…I would play around outside with Christopher, the neighbor boy. We learned many things before realizing anything was harmful or helpful. Blissfully excited for it all.”

Childhood was survival, we just never realized.

August 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

83.) Let it burn

” I could lay on the brakes to stop, but they would overheat and fail at this speed. ”

Hurtling through the night…what’s ahead?

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Grandma’s typewriter

“This is my grandmother’s typewriter. The role it played in her accomplishments means more to my growing family than just having something old and worth money to a collector. ”

How much more can something really mean to you?

July 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

82.) Generation 2.0.1

“Thomas sat at a small wobbly table staring at a steaming cup of coffee, thankfully distracted…….Condolences, his wife’s grief, all daily grinds of coping for him.”

Given available choices, I’m sure many would pick their solutions differently, or the same?

July 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Don’t worry, I’ll be back. I need more time.

Cancer is the theme today. Other themes include selling a house, buying a house, moving quite a bit of stuff in between said houses, recurrent company training, and cancer. Did I mention cancer? Yes? Oh, well then I’ll move on to cancer instead.

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment