Fuck Mary Kill

I heard someone reference the game “Fuck, Marry, Kill” this past week, and it immediately struck me as the basis of a story. After all, there’s a name in there. If you tease it out. When I started this, that’s all I had. A name. But it flowed right into The Assassin Diaries beautifully, even though […]

Customer Service

It’s time to (very briefly) revisit the nameless assassin. I haven’t written a story about him in a while, and this week’s prompt was a good match for his verbose nature. He does so like the sound of his own voice. Sadly, this story doesn’t really get at his overall character. If you’d like to […]

Karma

This past week, I was talking to a friend about why I like this character. Part of my affinity for the unnamed assassin is that he has a moral code. It’s a fucked up moral code, but he has one and that makes him interesting to me. My friend remarked that the significance of this […]

Background

Whereas most of the stories in The Assassin Diaries are more or less stand alones, this one picks up where the last one left off. (If you haven’t read ‘Cardinal Sin‘, I recommend getting on that before continuing.) I’m not sure how long this linked story will last–that is, how many back-to-back vignettes will follow […]

Cardinal Sin

Since The Dark Calling finished up, I’ve been a bit lost when it comes to writing my weekly fiction post. Initially, I went back to flash fiction, opting for short, 100-word pieces, but I’ve also been itching to revisit one of my favorite characters. This week, I decided to do just that. I’m going at […]

Bad Ideas and Wine

I had intended to pick up on The Dark Calling this week, but Vye had other ideas. If you’re a writer and you fight your muse, you’re a fool. She wanted me to revisit The Assassin Dairies, so I did. And, as usual when she’s right there with me, the story just flowed. I started […]

Half Rate

For no reason other than the fact that I miss him, I’m taking a break from The Dark Calling this week to revisit an character I haven’t written about in a while. Below is my first addition to The Assassin Diaries in almost 3 years. It’s been too long. This story stands on it’s own […]

Held Back

He’s back. I really should consider writing more about the unnamed assassin. Something more than 500 words. I find him disturbingly comforting. This is, however, is another flash fiction piece for the 500 Club. The prompt is: “Often times we write stories where our main character rushes in to save the day. Write 500 words where […]

Missed Mark

I’ve decided to resurrect an old character for this week’s 500 Club. The prompt I’ve chosen is: “Write a scene that seems to send us in one direction, but switches up in a surprising way. Don’t go for the cheap joke, though. Again, subtlety is key.” If you have not read my previous short fiction […]