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.

77.) Whittling on

“The old man in suspenders stops whittling when he has empty hands and shavings by his boots…”

100 words on enjoyment from good or bad results.

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

A harder yet more perfect pencil? Blackwing’s lineup.

“Then I used the 530…. It writes very smooth…”

Finding the right implement for the right moment when you have to be a scribe.

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

76.) Dangerous Sleepers

“I became accustomed to the details and happenings after six months that defy logic.”

Not everyone’s mind is harmless in sleep. They say it’s sometimes the most active of all at night…

December 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

75.) Fresh hotel.

“After sunset business, after the regular business, is good business, but like any late night job it’s not always perfect. This hotel has an issue.”

The little details make a difference.

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

74.) Silly Space

“’Such a person hasn’t existed for centuries, Exmolter. That’s my point,’ Zebullah said as he poured more hot brewed breakfast blend Zorplatxeb into his co-workers liquid materials container.”

In this ridiculous story I wrote, Not every job in the future is amazing, and neither is every space story serious.

November 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

73.) How Jimmy Locke, horse thief, broke his collar bone.

“Your friend will feel some pain all day long, but only if it hurts a whole lot more should he be hittin’ the whiskey, “ Doc Smiths told me.

Two friends just getting through the next day.

November 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

1,000 ideas from 1,000 writers. A NaNoWriMo pep talk?

a brief pep talk on doing it yourself and finding yourself along the way.

October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment