Flash Fiction Double Update!

Your Update Links: A King’s Command – Part 10 & Shot in the Dark – Part 10

So I technically wrote A King’s Command yesterday afternoon, but didn’t get around to updating the main blog. I think it got sent as an email anyway because I put it in the Site News category by accident. (Emails only get sent when I update the main blog to minimize how much I annoy you.) I got the results of the poll and, uh, overwhelmingly, y’all wanted to pause the story I like the most, LOL.

So I decided I needed to reassess my priorities a little bit, heh. I’m not pausing any of my flash fictions, but I am taking them off the normal schedule for a few weeks. I’ll update when I can in 20 minute sprints and I’ll pick the story that’s interesting to me. I’ll try to keep the updates even and not favor any one story, but for the month of November, we’re just gonna have to roll with the flow. I know the 20 minute sprints aren’t really as a good as my 60 minute efforts, but I think all four stories are far enough along that I feel better doing smaller bits. Shot in the Dark ended up with 30 minutes because I had the time, and I wanted to get to a specific point.

In other news, I’m back to writing Fool Me Twice. Patreons at the $7 & $10 levels are getting weekly updates of those chapters, and I’ve given them the first 11 chapters already. I’m gonna work on Chapter 12 today. My brain just wasn’t in it this last week for a lot of reasons. The election didn’t help, but there’s also Covid issues — BOTH my nieces were exposed to Covid  and are quarantined for two weeks. They’ve only been back in school for three weeks. This is the district where I was teaching last year, so I’m worried about former students. In my new district, there’s more cases every day, and my county is having the worst spikes so far. It’s a lot to deal with, and normally writing distracts me. It got me through the first six months. But there are just days when you can’t push out reality, and last week was that week.

I’m hoping that I’ll get back on track fully this week and make up for the three lost days. I’m still on track to complete by November 30, I just have to shift around a few things. I know that the pressure to meet deadlines are created by me, and for the most part, this community has been incredibly understanding. I love you all and take care!


  • I do want to defend my choice on King’s Command by saying when I voted against it there was no Part 10 cliffhanger!! Lol
    Hope everything settles down for you & your family xxx

    According to Jess on November 8, 2020
  • I’m so sorry to hear about all the extra COVID stresses. Sending healing thoughts and prayers to your entire family because I know how stressful that quarantine time pending tests/possible exposure can be. Even if everyone remains negative the extra fear and anxiety take their toll.

    I’m so glad you are keeping A King’s Command in the mix. I love all of your stories but this is by far my favorite, in part because it’s not so tied to GH. I know we’ve discussed it before but this story convinces me even more – you could write something totally new unrelated to existing stories and characters and knock it out of the park.

    I am finally coming up for air post-election after volunteering around the clock since August. Have to focus on my own job search and family now that we saved democracy and I’m so glad I have these respites to get me through.

    Stay well. Keep the faith. You’ve got this!!

    According to Living Liason on November 8, 2020
  • I hope and pray your nieces will be well. That’s such a worry. It has been a crazy week. I live in Ohio and our numbers are so bad. Flash fictions: I was sad when I saw that most people voted for A King’s Command as the story to stop until December. I’m happy that you’ll write all of the stories when you can. You do what’s best for you. Take care of yourself.

    According to arcoiris0502 on November 8, 2020
  • I hope Your nieces will only have to quarantine and not get a positive result. I’m happy that you found a solution to your flash fics. But, if that doesn’t work, just do what you can do and if that means only one or two or none for November, we will all still be waiting for December to hit. Take care of yourself and stay safe and well.

    According to nanci on November 9, 2020