First entry, #NYCMidnightflashchallenge, a.k.a. “The Grand Derangement”

It had to be historical fiction, in a secret bunker, and involve a bag of coins. So here goes: The Grand Derangement Synopsis: In 1758, the British expelled thousands of French Acadiens from their farmlands in Nova Scotia to places all over the eastern coastline, separating families and allowing many to die. Anastasie, her daughter…

Gentlemen and ladies, start your engines…

Once again, I'm trying my hand at the #NYCMidnight Flash Fiction Contest. It's a bit insane, given that I have officially "given up writing" (see previous blog entry), but there's something oddly compelling about a contest with a very short deadline, given parameters, and a small word count, even for we procrastinator types. See, in…

Flash Fiction: First Date

http://redroom.com/member/dorothyanne-brown/writing/first-date First Date by Dorothyanne Brown Mavis smiles at herself in the mirror, licks a smudge of lipstick on her tooth. “Damn stuff,” she says, “Fifteen dollars and it’s supposed to stay put!” She notices then that it is staying put.  On her tooth. She brushes her teeth, leans in suddenly to the mirror, grasps her tweezers,…