Category: Other Writing

May 01 2019

Behind the Curtain of a Flash Fiction Story #WEP #IWSG

Let the potato rest

May 1 question – What was an early experience where you learned that language had power? My answer gets really dark, as it’s about using words to break the spirit of a child (me). And I’m not going there. So here’s something about language and writing, with an IWSG tie in, that ends with a …

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Apr 17 2019

Occurrences #AtoZChallenge #Writing #BookReviews as an #Author and #WEPFF Jewel Box

Writing Book Reviews As An Author Inspiration To Make It Easier By: J Lenni Dorner is for Occurrences What occurrences caused you to read this book? Did something, or someone, specific motivate you? Perhaps you read a blog post, a book review, or were told about it by a friend. How did you get a …

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Jan 29 2019

Blog All About It Challenge – First

FIRST Her tongue sweeps into my mouth as she deepens our kiss. She tastes like saltwater taffy. The pink flavor. Strawberry? No, that’s not it. Watermelon. Yeah. “Quit nodding your head.” Shit. I growl softly to cover. Okay, try to focus on something other than identifying the flavor on her tongue. Which is definitely watermelon …

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Jan 08 2019

Flash Fiction #FlashFiction The Sunrise Alarm

Found this flash fiction prompt at: fictioncanbefun.wordpress.com The Sunrise Alarm The birds call to each other. Jenny Wren is especially loud about informing everyone in the forest that morning has come. Leaves rustle around me as rabbits hop and squirrels gather. A deer moves a twig as it heads to the stream. I inhale the …

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Dec 11 2018

The Red Box with the Black Ribbon #FF #WEPFF #WEP

The Red Box with the Black Ribbon Flash Fiction image

WEP CHALLENGE FOR DECEMBER – RIBBONS AND CANDLES The Red Box with the Black Ribbon By J Lenni Dorner The black ribbon sways with each oscillation of the fan Evelyn never turns off. Under it, the candle flickers. It seems like common knowledge that fire should be kept away from ribbons. But what is common …

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Oct 16 2018

Tree Déjà vu Flash Fiction #FF #WEPFF #WEP and Blog All About It Challenge

FLASH FICTION WEP CHALLENGE FOR OCTOBER – DEJA VU OR VOODOO October’s Prompt: Trees Tree Déjà vu I’ve seen Tommy drunk before. His days working at the golf club get to him. It’s not the fresh air, but the air of superiority that suffocates him. “The downfall of society happens before the anarchy. That’s what …

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Aug 14 2018

WEP Flash Fiction A Change of Heart in Bright Eyes Lifetime #FlashFiction #WEPFF

#WEP – Write…Edit…Publish AUGUST Challenge — CHANGE OF HEART A Change of Heart in Bright Eyes’ Lifetime By J Lenni Dorner I get out of my car then turn around, wanting to get back in. My palms sweat, reminding me of the hand that won’t hold mine. I pop a mint into my mouth. When …

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Apr 18 2018

Q #AtoZChallenge Quinn #Fiction #SFF #WEPFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner Jenesis and I finish the winner’s feast in silence before falling asleep together on the mat. “Attie, wake up.” She rubs my shoulder. “Why? Is there breakfast?” “I don’t know what that is. You need to prepare.” I laugh. “Just hand me a leftover …

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Feb 21 2018

#WEPFF Flash Fiction IN TOO DEEP

Colored by DaQueen for J Lenni Dorner

DEEP IN TIME AND WATER By J Lenni Dorner Hanzel smacks his lips together. Spittle shoots over the stern. With every bite he takes, I become more convinced that shoving him overboard would be the wisest decision. “How can you eat that?” “Meh, it’s got protein and vitamins.” He gnaws on another piece as a …

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Oct 24 2017

#StorytimeBloghop Grim Reapers on a Field Trip #FlashFiction #SFF

https://www.junetakey.com/storytime-blog-hop-rules-guidelines/ https://www.junetakey.com/speculative-fiction-authors-open-call/ Grim Reapers on a Field Trip by J Lenni Dorner “Good morning, class,” my teacher, Ms. Anubis, prowls in, speaking without looking up from her tablet. “All thirteen permission slips are signed. Today is your first field trip through the Veil. I trust everyone has studied their marks. Is everyone in costume?” She …

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Oct 17 2017

Dark Places #WEPFF #FlashFiction Blind Date Goes Dark

Dark Places #WEPFF #FlashFiction Blind Date Goes Dark @JLenniDorner

Dark Places WEPFF *Trigger warning: Horror. Violence and gore ahead! Blind Date Goes Dark By J Lenni Dorner ‘Twas the night of the blind date, when all through our dorm Every student was partying, as was the norm. Some neckties now hung on doorknobs with ease, As a request to all for privacy, please. My …

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Aug 15 2017

Reunions Flash Fiction #WEPFF Stew In The Forest of No Trees

August is a very exciting month! I’m writing, editing, reading, and celebrating my birthday. Assumably. Technically, it’s the day I was assigned. You can skip the astrology and numerology because the date on that sheet of paper is just a what someone put down. It’s barely even an educated guess. I’ve said it before, but …

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Jul 05 2017

An Antagonist Honey-Do List

Thanks to Tyrean Martinson who offered this writing prompt. Writing Prompt: If the villain/antagonist of your story created a “honey do” list, what would be on it? Does your villain/antagonist have a significant other? The villain/ antagonist in my story is actually a group of people (unless you want to go into the subplots of …

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Jun 20 2017

Bridges #WEPFF #FlashFiction Reverse Poem

Write Edit Publish Here’s a book with the word bridge in the title: Rook (Bridge & Sword: Awakenings #1): Bridge & Sword World by JC Andrijeski A covered bridge in my region: Lehigh Valley, PA — covered bridges Bogert Covered Bridge — Fish Hatchery Rd. Allentown, PA 18103 USA The oldest bridge in Lehigh County, …

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May 29 2017

Using Character Archetypes

There’s a great blog post about Lesser Known Archetypes over at http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/05/three-more-lesser-known-archetypes/. I examed my Fractions of Existence book to see how I used these. The Penitent – “that character who’s seeking cleansing, forgiveness, and redemption from a dark past” In Fractions of Existence, that archetype is represented by Xavier. The trouble is, Xavier doesn’t …

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Apr 26 2017

#storytimebloghop Journal Of Anah #fiction #sff

BONUS CONTENT! The following is for the #storytimebloghop. Anah mentioned (in the U post) that she wrote a journal entry about something that never happened. That entry is the flash fiction post below. Enjoy. Story title: Journal of Anah Author: J Lenni Dorner This never happened. What I know about physics strongly suggests that this …

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Apr 18 2017

P #AtoZChallenge Hunger Pangs #Fiction #SFF #WEPFF

If you are only here for the #WEPFF, please scroll to the dove at the song portion of today’s post. My THEME for the A to Z challenge 2017 is an ongoing speculative fiction story featuring telepathy. Each letter post is titled and inspired by a commonly misused word or phrase. The story started with …

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Feb 14 2017

THE CUBE AT THE BACK OF THE DRAWER Flash Fiction #WEPFF

THE CUBE AT THE BACK OF THE DRAWER by J Lenni Dorner I realize now that I made a terrible mistake. *** Emily, with her strawberry curls that smell like candy and sunshine, bounces into my room. “Hayden,” she says, “you’re gonna improve my life today.” She doesn’t ask for favors. Fallux House, which now …

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Dec 21 2016

#WEPFF #FlashFiction Short Story of a Utopian Dream turned Dystopian Nightmare

A Bigly Wish of Will By: J Lenni Dorner William turned off his computer. He strolled to the balcony door to shut and lock it, but paused to look up at the night sky. “That’s what I want,” he said to the first star he spotted. “Star of light, oh star so bright, please grant …

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Oct 31 2016

Possessed #PFSixWordChallenge #SixWordStory

Possessed Insanity would be an easier plea.

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