Posts Tagged ‘5MF Blog Tour’

#5MinuteFiction Week 65 WINNER!

August 24, 2011

Is with the rest of this week’s #5MinuteFiction over on Moses’ site!


                                             So who WON?


#5MinuteFiction Week 65 is…

August 23, 2011

Not here. At present I’m somewhere in the hellish experience of flying from CA to NC, which is not a direct flight by any stretch of the imagination. It’s just a fricking long day. So, anyway, you can find #5MinuteFiction on the blog of my friend Moses Siregar III, @MosesSiregar.


Contest starts at 1:30 ET. Have fun for me!


#5MinuteFiction is Going on Tour Tomorrow! Meet the Host!

August 22, 2011

I’m so very pleased to introduce my friend Moses Siregar III, @MosesSiregar and not just because he’s a nice guy. Moses is one of the very first writer-people I met when I was trying to feel out this whole being-a-writer thing. He and I traded some early crits on his The Black God’s War and my Fighting Gravity. I still remember some of the specific points he made and what an impact that had on the early part of my story. (Plus, I just really like that girl he’s got on the cover. She’s purty.)

Well now, The Black God’s War is out! That’s right, it’s not only been released, but it’s at a special release-month price of $2.99.

Now one thing you gotta know about Moses is that he’s going indie, like a lot of writers these days. But Moses is a mover and a shaker. He’s not content to write his book, get it out there, and market it like everyone else. He has to do some pretty amazing stuff along the way like interviewing:

Audio: Patrick RothfussGuy Gavriel Kay, Brandon Sanderson/Dan Wells/Howard Tayler (Writing Excuses)Tracy Hickman, Sherrilyn KenyonMichael A. Stackpole, David Farland/Dave Wolverton, Kristine Kathryn RuschLaura Resnick, Michael J Sullivan, Robin SullivanDaryl GregoryElizabeth C. Bunce.

Text: Daryl Gregory and Michael J Sullivan

Video: See the YouTube Channel for interviews with Brandon Sanderson, Eric Flint, and David Farland/David Wolverton.

Do you see those names??? If even one or two of those guys were aware I existed I’d be over the moon. So, yeah, I’m pretty excited about Moses’s book being out and I can’t wait to see where this goes.

Now, the point of this gush-fest is to introduce you to the man who has so graciously agreed to host 5MinuteFiction tomorrow on his blog, A Passion for the Writing Life.

(The funny, stupid-Leah story behind that is that I realized, just a few days ago, that I’d have to reschedule the guest judge I’d booked for 5MinuteFiction on the 23rd because I was going to be on a fricking airplane that day. A fact I had been aware of for weeks. Yeah, so anyway. Moses agreed to come through in a pinch for me. He’s just a nice guy like that.)

So don’t miss it! 5MinuteFiction tomorrow on future-best-seller Moses Siregar III’s blog!

#5MinuteFiction Blog Tour Week 5 WINNER!

April 6, 2011

That’s right folks, we have a winner!

Thanks again to Sam Adamson, @FutureNostalgic for being the final host of the #5MinuteFiction Blog Tour. Did everyone have fun?

Sam did a great job hosting and he tells me (unless he’s lying) that he had fun doing it.

But, now, drum roll please! Based off of a prompt, trap, this week’s winner is…

Corinne O’Flynn, @CorinneOFlynn Here’s her entry:

The police detective stood over the body that was sprawled on the floor at his feet. There was blood everywhere, so much blood. And the way her body’d been flayed open like that was clearly the work of the same guy. No doubt about it.

“You wanna call it?” The police officer asked.

“Yeah, no question. It’s the work of the same guy.” The detective said. “We’ve got to catch him soon, or the chief’s gonna have us for breakfast.”

This was the fourth body to be found in as many days. Usually a serial killer took a break in between kills. Not this guy. If you counted the hours he was actually ramping up. Not good. Not good at all.

The two detectives stood on the edge of the room, careful to touch nothing and stand still on the small patch of dry wood floor available amidst the blood. The forensics team was still five minutes away.

There was a creaking sound above them. The two officers looked up and stared, the brains not comprehending what their eyes were clearly seeing.

The creature crouched on the ceiling like a fly. It was looking down at them with a curious look on its leathery purple-skinned face. It was covered in orange fur that seemed to sparkle in the harsh light from the single bulb in the corner of the room.

There was a snick as it opened its blade-like claws, a single drop of blood dripped to the floor. Its face spread wide in a grisly smile. The two detectives had nowhere to go, the door behind them was shut and opened inward.

The creature had them trapped.

Even if you missed the contest, you can still read the entries here, and find out what our guest judge, Julie Morrigan, thought about the finalists here.

Thanks again to everyone who took part in this week’s #5MinuteFiction. Catch you later!

#5MinuteFiction Blog Tour Week 5

April 5, 2011

It’s the last stop of the 5MinuteFiction Blog Tour and it’s over on Sam Adamson’s blog. Last chance! So be there at 1:30 EST to join in the fun!

Get Over There!