One Line Story #67

This week has been eventful here in the Yukon. I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to post this one liner until now, but to sum things up, the earth has been shaking off and on here since Monday morning. While feeling a faint shaking here isn’t unheard of, we had two major earthquakes early in the morning, which were then followed by aftershocks every few minutes for the rest of the day. We’ve had several earthquakes throughout the week, although none so strong as the first two. We aren’t feeling most of them, as they are too small to notice, but our entire city is on high alert right now waiting for the “big one” that we’ve been told might happen in the next week or so.

Needless to say, it was a shock for a lot of people here, and it’s still wreaking havoc on everyone’s nerves. I’m sure it’s a contributor to my insomnia this week. That said, though, after my heart stopped racing and I could think clearly again without the feeling of impending doom looming over me, I wondered what would happen if an earthquake had woken some of my characters from their slumber. A pair of brothers came to mind, staying in a small one room shack together, and that’s where the above one liner came from. I plan to have more of these done in the near future, as my schedule is finally opening up a bit more again. FINALLY I will have more free time to work on my countless projects – which means I should be able to spend more time working on posts again.

Flash Fiction Challenge: 3 Words (05.05.17)

Renovations have been totally kicking my butt, on top of my day job and my art job (building up a proper portfolio to show off my skills and have some cool prints available for a convention I plan to attend in August), so this week I’m giving you something that’s simpler for me to come up with. Yes, I’m copping out. I’m exhausted and need a nice long vacation that won’t happen for probably another year or more.

That said, this week’s challenge is something I do on occasion: the three word challenge. I want you to choose a minimum of three words from the list below and use them in a short story. Extra points for those of you who use more than three. (Disclaimer: I do not actually count points. The points are awarded to you by yourself when you realize you’ve done everything you can to include random words you may not normally use in your writing.) I want you to write a 1,000 word short story in any genre of your choice. Just make sure you include at least three of the words below.

equipping

checker

lowering

menu

executing

recovery

battery

historian

effectiveness

king

You have until noon (PST) on Friday, May 12th

Write the story and post it on your blog, website, whatever you use to share your writing online and comment with a link to it here on this post so that everyone can find it. This is also open to anyone who wants to create a poem rather than a story. So if you’re more a poet than a storyteller, feel free to join in as well.

Go write an awesome story and get back here with your link!