The Misunderstanding. A Flash Fiction story by Ray Daley.

22 Apr

The tower creaked as the howling wind whipped around its base.

“Do it now?” the womans voice called down from far above my head.
“Yes! Now!” I shouted back.

“Watch out below!” came back the cry of the female voice from high above my head. I took a few steps back. Then a few more. Then started running as I heard the whistling sound rapidly approaching me.

‘What the hell?’ I thought to myself. ‘Is that bitch bombing me?’

The was an almighty BOOM as something hit the ground about fifty feet away from me. It had landed at the base of the tower. I walked over slowly to investigate.

It was what had probably been a boy, he was pretty dead now though. If the fall hadn’t killed him, the impact definitely did.

“What the hell did you do?” I shouted up at her.

“That’s my son. Isn’t that what you wanted? My heir?” she called down.

“Jesus Rapunzel, you stupid crazy bitch! That’s not what I meant when I said ‘Throw down your hair’! H. A. I. R. “

Writing update, finished something!

18 Apr

Finished off a story I’d started in late March.
I’d noted down roughly how I wanted it to end, implementation wasn’t easy.
So I fudged it.

At least it’s finished now. 880 words.
Not entirely awful but it’ll never win any prizes either.

Ray Bradbury Challenge, Week 16.

18 Apr

This weeks story has just been finished.
2223 words about spaceflight & alternate Universes.
It’s been done in SF movies MANY times before but I hope my take on it was original enough.

I was struggling to find any motivation on Wednesday & Thursday.
Fortunately once I started today it felt relatively easy to complete with the outline I’d written back in January.

Health/Writing Update

17 Apr

Managed to damage my right hand yesterday, I think I was gaming too long and gave myself either RSI or Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.
Either way, it’s now uncomfortable to use a mouse and a bit difficult to type with both hands.
Fortunately I CAN type with my left hand.

Gonna try and rest it as best I can.

Still haven’t made a start on this weeks Bradbury Challenge though, which this will now make tougher.
I had no motivation yesterday.
Hopefully after food today I will write it.
I guess we’ll see later.

Writing Update

14 Apr

Just knocked out a little short story (465 words), based on a simple misunderstanding and a famous saying.
Edited on the fly, ending worked quite well in my opinion.

News On An Update, It’s Good!

12 Apr

Remember THIS blog entry from me?

Had some good news today, not sure if I can share any details as yet so it’s just going to be listed as “good news” until I know that I can reveal more.

Well now I’ve had the Okay to tell you what’s occurring!

One of my horror stories has been accepted by The Sirens Call eZine! SQUEE!

Yes, horror isn’t a genre I am traditionally known for which is why this is a big deal to me. It’s not a paying gig but they are a good site and it’s cool exposure.

As yet the release date isn’t finalised, I’ll let you know when I find out.

Another Writing Update

10 Apr

Typed up my story, first use of my nice new document holder! 642 words, some rewriting on the fly.
Despite its title, NO dragons are featured within.

I think I’m going to eat some lunch (after I’ve made it) then look at finishing that story from Tuesday.
I know I wrote down a framework of how I wanted the rest of it to go, I wanted to be helpful to future me.
Past me is getting far too kind, check him!


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