Cataclysm

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cataclysm

  1. any violent upheaval, especially one of a social or political nature.
  2. Physical Geography. a sudden and violent physical action producing changes in the earth’s surface.
  3. an extensive flood; deluge.

“That won’t work.”

“You don’t know that!”

“Actually, I have a year’s worth of sales numbers to support my stance.”

Silence filled the small room.

“We can’t follow your every whim, just because it feels like a good idea.”

“I do not appreciate your tone.”

To their employees, monthly meetings were something to be avoided. These “conversations” sent shockwaves throughout the Continue reading

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Tyro

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tyro

  1. a beginner in learning anything; novice

Cards hit the table with quick succession. Slick, shiny, new. The face of each one reflecting the dim light from the single bulb hanging above the table.

Anyone observing the game would probably be confused. The players sat silently, hunkered over weak hands, trying to gauge their competitors’ next possible moves.

Ace of diamonds.

Ace of hearts.

Five of spades.

Everyone groaned.

A mix of Pass-round and Rummy, the rules would seem Continue reading

Month 10 in Review

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Wow! So it’s kind of crazy to think that it’s December and that I’m almost two months away from completing this daily flash fiction blog*. This last month of writing has been a bit spastic for the blog.

I participated in Nanowrimo, which caused the majority of my November word count to be sequestered away in a Word doc, in the draft folder of this blog, and a writing app… I know. I know. Don’t ask…

It was very different challenging myself on a word count for one cohesive story and for some reason I started to feel anxious about writing, which NEVER happens for my fiction writing. It was extremely strange. I made some decent headway on my novel, but didn’t hit the goal of 50,000 words, which wasn’t as upsetting as I had imagined it would be, and for my demeanor, that’s a very good thing. However, that was November and in no way justifies my lack of posting in December.

For December… well, I have no excuses, so onto the regular rundown: Continue reading