Sunday Six Word Stories

I love reading six word stories. So it only made sense that I write some. Each week, I will post six in a theme. This week, the theme is loss. Enjoy!

He loved me once. Not anymore,

In war, no one is safe.

She wept and kissed him goodbye.

Her eyes were blue, but blind.

He sighed and left her forever.

His son, but they never met.

Tools I Use: Evernote



I love making lists. I also love losing lists. I have tried a lot of list making apps and websites. I keep a notebook in my purse. I have a dry erase board and a bulletin board in my office. But, I still need somewhere to keep everything. That is where Evernote comes in. Plus, it’s free. I love free stuff.

I am not the most effective user. Seriously. I am probably the worst. But, right now it keeps me kind of on track. I tried the Getting Thigs Done Method, it worked for about 3 days. The main thing that you should know about me is that I am lazy. So, I am not into making a lot of follow-up options and tags and whatnot.  I also am not good with sticking to deadlines.

My basic approach is to make a notebook. My most visited notebook write now is Writing Ideas. Huge surprise, I know. In the notebook, I can save any articles that I come across on the internet or on apps on my phone. I can also make text notes, voice notes, hand written notes, and save photos. It’s cross platform, so I can access it anywhere. This really comes in handy for the holidays too.

I make a ton of lists, save all kinds of stuff, and type out little story fragments. I also take pictures of hand written notes from time to time. Then, I immediately forget about them. Completely. It’s as if they never existed. Like I said, I am not the most effective user. But, one day when I have some extra time, I go through it. Evernote is searchable, so I just type in a notebook name or a topic. I find all kinds of fun stuff. Lists of titles and weird names are a treasure trove.

I imagine that this is a great idea for a person who is super organized. You can make tags, reminders, add shortcuts, and more. I use tags. I really only have a handful, but it still comes in handy. When I’m writing something new and I need a setting. I check out the tab. Boom! Settings!

Check it out, see if you like. If you like it, use it. If you hate it, don’t. If you have something that works better, drop it in the comments and I’ll give it a shot.

WIP – The Raving Ones

The Raving Ones


My current work in progress is  one of my short stories. It’s called The Raving Ones. It’s about a man who gets in a fight with his girlfriend and goes for a walk in the woods. In the woods he discovers a group of Maenads, and they are way more than he is ready for.

I love interesting tidbits of random information. So, when I stumbled across Maenads in a book I picked up one day, it sparked something.

I originally wrote this story as a flash fiction attempt. It was just over 500 words. Writing short isn’t one of my strong points, so I wrote it as an experiment. I thought it needed a little something more.  My critique partners thought the same thing. So, I pulled it back out and reworked it. It is going much better. You can find it online in May. Check out my Books page for more info.

How Did I Get Here?

My way

I have attempted to blog before. But, it was more of a public journal. Who cares about that except me? Exactly. Then, I tried again. That time it was responses to writing prompts. You may find some of those here, but it isn’t my main focus.

The problem with writing prompt responses was that I would get excited about a particular prompt. Then, I would forget all about my blog and write the story. For whatever reason, it never occurred to me to publish them. Until now.

What is my new plan?

To work on my HalfSight series and my Next Lifetime series. Each series should have 3 books each. In between, I will write and publish some short stories. I come up with a lot of ideas. Unfortunately, not all of them work as full length novels or novellas. So, short stories and maybe a little flash fiction. This plan will grow and evolve over time. But, I am excited to see where it takes me. I hope you’ll enjoy the ride.