Wrap up in a fuzzy blanket

We have merged at high speed in Nova Scotia into the winter with frackin' cold weather. This year was made up winter, terrible winter-like spring, hotttttttt, raspberries in mid-November then poof, ice and snow covering the mud. We talk a lot about weather here. It's a thing.

Weather has been like life in these times. Up, down, sideways, sunny and then that eerie calm that falsely sooths you till the switch up.

Life, like weather, is always changing. It takes practice to navigate the swells. It can be done. Oh boy, there were some challenges this year! We've all had them. We are luckier than many.

The Year past and Plans and Portents to Come

I had some great things to celebrate this past year.

Only Deities Need Apply came out in Engen’s Mythology From The Rock anthology. I love that story. It’s quirky like me. Who doesn’t want to know what deities would be up to a food court trying to help a human. I wanted to and this is what happened!

Matthew LeDrew held a great Writing Course online. I learned a lot of new tools for writing. You can always get better. I learned a lot and go to meet and work with some amazing other authors. Wicked Good Course!

Efficiencies made it to 4th place in Round 1 of the NYC Midnight Microfiction Challenge. I got to enter round 2 and will get the results in February.

I made 27 submissions this year (last year was 27)! Woot!

The plan this year is one a week. Yup, 52 in a year! We’ll see!

Re-editing of two short stories I wrote will be done as well as using my new writing tools to finish a complete draft of at least one novel this year!

Crossing fingers!

More things will ebb and flow and we’ll see how things develop.

Writing prompt

Ever want to write? Here’s trick I used to get things going when it doesn’t flow.

Do not judge yourself

Pen / paper or computer sit down.

Set a timer to 10 minutes

Just write about first thing that comes to you. It does not have to be good. Just WRITE and enjoy.

Try it everyday, or every other, and keep going. Things will flow. Do it for fun

New Art featuring Covers!

The new image on the web page features my two independently published books and the three anthologies I’m in from Engen Books.

Yup, I’m in Five! Count ‘em Five books! Cooooool!

A.F. Stewart with AFS Cover Designs graciously created the great image with the covers I provided. (The text is all my fault!)

Check out their lovely work at:

https://www.afscoverdesigns.com/

A Trio of Creepy Flash Fiction

A fun fast read of three flash fiction pieces. Each tale is between 100 and 250 words. For less than the cost of a cuppa tea!

Cut Throat's Wife

Be wary of what is tucked away in the nooks and crannies of the coves of Nova Scotia. More history has been forgotten than we know. This tale comes from whispers over one such cove.

The Gardener

What does this Gardener grow? I do enjoy to garden. What you add as a soil amendment can be more important than what you plant.

This tale received an Honourable Mention in NYC Midnight's Microfiction Challenge (May 2020).

The Painter

Art is subjective to the eyes of the beholder and those of the painter. Any media can be used to create art. How does a alien create art?

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-Corinne

Family Business

Squib spends a lot of time in the Line-for-Basics. Ill and scrabbling for more resources beyond what they could earn this week, Squib has to find a better way. A lot of ways exist to get ahead living in The Towers. It beats the harder scrabble for a safe place to live outside the protected dome. The high ranking citizens of The Towers have figured it out. Just surviving on the basics for food and meds isn’t enough. Time for Squib to crack the code.

Family Business is a stand alone dystopian short story about the character of Squib from my Recycle Series.

It's an origin story that takes place in the early years of The Towers.

What would you give up to get ahead in a resource scarce society?

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Cover art by Peter J. Foote

Corinne Lewandowski - Author

I love to write and share stories. Take a look through my site to see what piques your interest. Science Fiction and Fantasy are two of my favorite genres to explore. Poetry is also an interest of mine. My published works include short stories, poetry, and a radio drama.

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