Diedra Black

Art and creativity are the only ways for us to cope with the absurdity of life and death.

Category: Writing

Bitter Reflections

Okay, I’m not sure that this story is really “ready”, but when are they ever? This is another flash fiction piece submitted for Chuck Wendig’s weekly challenge. The prompt allowed for 1,000 words and requested a story based on one of the Seven Deadly Sins. So, I give you a short tale on Wrath.

A warning: slight NSFW language below.

Bitter Reflections

Graphic of an angry face

As Debra sipped the coffee, she could smell its acidic aroma. The restaurant dining area she sat in was sparsely populated. A couple sat across the room and to Debra’s left. They were at one of the tables lined up in a row against the wall.

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Writer Body: What Are You Eating?

Photo of walrus

This blog caters primarily to readers of speculative fiction, but every now and then I want to share information that is especially valid for other writers. This article is one of those. If you don’t write, you may still find this information useful–especially if your day job requires lots of sitting.

As writers, we spend a huge portion of our waking hours seated firmly on our asses. Because of this, it’s important that we find ways to take care of our bodies. Obviously, our work does little to improve our physical condition (aside from the fact that it may provide monies for food).

“Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.” –Ernest Hemingway

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