I'm a good kid. That's what everyone says. And it's what everyone expects, too. "Deanna, be a good girl and..." "Mrs. Montgomery, what did you do to deserve such a darling little angel of a daughter?" "Mr. Montgomery, you should be proud of your daughters. They'll go far." Daughters. Plural. With an S. Did I mention I, Deanna Montgomery, have a sister? Her name's Lorraine and though we look identical on the outside, we couldn't be more different on the inside. We could be similar. We used to be. But sometimes, it's almost like she's actually trying to be my opposite on purpose. I guess she thinks I'm supposed to be the good one too.
I wrote this short story for school, based on the writings of Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock. Leacock wrote a hilarious piece outlining the essential cliches of 19th-20th century serialized detective fiction. It's available online under the name "The Great Detective." (An even funnier version of the discourse exists under the name "Frenzied Fiction," which I … Continue reading Death by Peanut Butter – a short story (finally!!!)
This is a flash fiction I wrote a few weeks ago, in a sudden burst of inspiration. This is a scene from a much bigger, discombobulated storyline that I have no plans of formally developing anytime soon. The characters have backstories, names, personalities, but I think a touch of ambiguity helps to make this ficlet … Continue reading “Long Lost” – flash fiction
Happy New Year, everyone! (As usual, I'm a bit late in wishing people things.) Let me tell you, I've always wanted to write a Doctor Who fanfiction about Jenny (the Doctor's daughter) and a certain hit song by Tommy Tutone. Well, here's a little something I wrote in literally three minutes. (This one's for the … Continue reading “Jenny” – a Flash Fiction
The other day, I decided to freewrite something. The end product is a short piece that I suppose could be a prologue to a much longer sci-fi fantasy story. I don't know how far I'd be able to take this one, since I'm not particularly good at fantasy stories. I'm calling this one "Premonition," about … Continue reading Story scrap: “Premonition”
Hello Mother, hello Father.... (If anyone knows what I'm referencing and you're under fifty, you're officially cool in my book.) I'm a camper at the idyllic, online retreat writers know to be Camp NaNoWriMo (not Granada), where people who can't make the November event or just want an additional similar challenge over the summer can … Continue reading Greetings from Camp NaNoWriMo + Short Story
I mentioned earlier that a Figment user has been sharing her daily writing prompts with us. Today, I was inspired to write a short piece based on her latest prompt: Put two people who hate each other in an elevator for 12 hours. What happens? Naturally, it had to be about Cece and Jack. 😉 … Continue reading “Stuck in an Elevator”