I have a confession to make. I stood up a dear friend today. I didn’t mean to. I was supposed to go over to his house and hang out with the people in his Changling LARP that is being held at his house (at this minute still at 9:45pm). Instead, I ended up spending the whole evening writing and posting pages here.
I feel guilty, but then again, I don’t. After having tried to get my head around writing the photography pages I wanted to make for almost two weeks, I finally had enough pieces together to actually have a go at writing them. I admit, I’ve only finished two of the pages–Photography and Inspiration and So You Thought Porn Was Bad…– but I have a good start on the next one and all my information gathered for the last one. I even managed to work in a piece of flash fiction for Chuck Wendig’s The Present Tense challenge.
Of course, that means that I don’t have much to say in this post except note the progress I’ve made for my Telling Tales 2012 check-in. (Well, technically I have plenty I could say, but none of it has anything to do with the Telling Tales challenge. Nor would any of it make much sense at the moment. Suffice it to say that after I finish this set of photography-related posts, I will have enough to keep me plenty busy enough.)
Actually I can’t make any great claims to progress on the challenge. My husband has taken a few extra nights lately reading the bedtime stories to our boodle boy, and for several of the nights our son has chosen poems and not the longer stories for his bedtime selections. Add to that our all being sick, I count every step I made as progress. So when I read two more Grimm’s fairy tales from my unabridged version and found a wonderful piece of flash fiction from the comments on Chuck Wendig’s Photo challenge last week, I intend to count them. Maybe not as complete works, but certainly three more short works toward my end goal.
My own piece for the photo-challenge I posted by mistake at my process blog Many Worlds From Many Minds. I’d meant to post it here as I had last week.
And rather than give away the actual story that I’m counting as part of my Mix n’ Match, I’ll just send you to Intellectual Blathering for a delightful short by Jennifer L. Davis.
And an almost shameless plug for my longtime friend, Shan Jeniah Burton and her first flash fiction piece: My Very First Fash Fiction Challenge. It’s hard to try new things. I know that very well.