Rhapsody

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I like to revisit characters, even in super-short form. This is one of those times. James Kinter remains, for me, an epic villain. There’s nothing particularly original about him. He’s like so many other killers, a disturbing mix of sophistication and psychopathy. But that’s part of why I like him. Well, not HIM. Stories that […]

Condolences

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I can’t say much about this story without spoiling it, so I’m not going to say anything. Instead, I’m just going to invite you into it. I hope you enjoy it. Please let me know what you think in the comments. I’d very much like to hear your thoughts on this one. condolences “For you,” […]

Pretty, Pretty

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Yesterday was busy for me. I’ve not missed a weekly fiction post in years, though I have missed the occasional Friday. This week I’m late, and that’s only half the bad news. The second half is that this is not an episode of The Dark Calling. But, to make it up to you, something brief […]

Into the Blinding Light

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This scene played out earlier today: Vye looked at me from across my study. Her arms were crossed. “I don’t care.” “But all the others have been based on prompts,” I tried to explain. “I don’t care.” “But what about the continuity of the series?” “I don’t care.” “What about consistency?” “I don’t care.” “What […]

In the Dark

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We’re almost at the conclusion of The Kinter House. This post is the second to last. I think I see how it’s going to end, but the prompts may yet dictate a sudden change. We’ll have to see. Speaking of the prompt, it was particularly hard to adapt this installment to one this week. This […]

The Kiss

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For anyone who is wondering, I see The Kinter House coming to a close in the next couple of weeks. I think there will be two more installments. I have a loose idea of what I think (and hope) will happen, but until I see the prompts, I just won’t know. Oh, and if you […]

La Fine

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Things are coming to a head in the Kinter house basement. If you haven’t read the other stories in this series, click here to read them before getting into this week’s installment. (Start at the bottom and read them in the order they were posted.) I feel the series drawing to a close. It won’t be long […]

Blood Sucker

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For this week’s flash fiction, we head back to the basement of the Kinter house. But first, a disclaimer: If you haven’t read the other stories in this series, click here to read them before getting into this week’s installment. (Start at the bottom and read them in the order they were posted.) The prompts were tough this […]

The Wishing Stone

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First, a disclaimer: If you haven’t read the other stories in this series, click here to read them before getting into this week’s flash fiction. (Start at the bottom and read them in the order they were posted.) The prompt this week (from the 500 Club) is a perfect example of how unpredictable the development of this series […]