Today, I’m participating in the Déjà vu Blogfest hosted by D. L. Hammons. The purpose of this blogfest is to give exposure to blog articles we’ve written over the past year that we were particularly pleased with, or that didn’t seem to get as much attention as we think they deserve. Each participant re-posts their favorite blog today, and everyone on the Linky List (see D. L.’s blog) hops around visiting these masterpieces. It’s a good way to get to know other bloggers, and to give neglected posts some attention.
Regulars to my blog will know that I was particularly pleased with the flash fiction stories I posted for April’s A-to-Z Challenge. Since it’s Flash Fiction Friday, it seems only right that I re-post my favorite of these. But since it’s only 100 words long, I’ll post two of them.
Here’s my favorite of the stories (or pieces, since they’re not all strictly-speaking “stories”), originally posted April 19:
Dear Ms. Price:
Angela was a hard-nosed literary agent with a flair for snark, and a rejection count as large as the national debt. Then she received the query she couldn’t turn down. The email threatened her life if she didn’t say yes, and the sender had attached the 150,000 word manuscript. There was no name at the bottom, just the signature, “I know where you live.”
TWO DAYS TO LIVE tells the story of Angela’s search for the writer who would try to kill her—and probably will. The 150,000 word manuscript is attached.
I know where you live.
And as a bonus, here’s a rare piece of poetry from me (I don’t do poetry, as a rule). Originally posted April 8:
Grasping hands and guiltless joy, gurgles and grins.
Sparkling eyes and a line of drool.
Is he happy to see me, or does he need to be changed?
these innocent gestures are so vague.
If only he could talk,
tell me what he wants,
tell me how he feels,
that he wants me here,
that he needs me.
that he loves me.
All I have are these grasping hands, these gurgles and gummy grins.
A reminder of how I used to be
many years ago.
An echo of what I might become
a few short years from now.
If you enjoyed these, you can find all my other A-to-Z flash stories under “April 2014″ in the Archives on the right, or you can download them as a pdf document HERE.
Now, go visit some other Déjà-vu bloggers!