Without Ice

Without Ice

Imagine a world without ice. Not just the occasional inconvenience when you run out of cubes in the freezer or your favorite pub has none to offer. What would the world be like without skating ponds, Zambonis or polar ice caps? Writers explored situations without ice....
May 16: Flash Fiction Challenge

May 16: Flash Fiction Challenge

Two days after my middlest child turned 29 years old, I’m seeking trees. My daughter, Rock Climber, lives on a craggy glacier island in the Arctic, surrounded by massive mountains, polar bear prints, and eternal snow beneath skies as wide as any final frontier....
Smoke on the Horizon

Smoke on the Horizon

Extreme weather leads to natural disasters. Flames crown ridges of drought-dry trees; greasy debris churns down rain-sodden slopes; and unexpected water displaces lives. Regional disasters, weather related and often people oriented, becomes smoke on the horizon that...
The Day the World Turned Brown

The Day the World Turned Brown

Climate change education and literacy is an important part of of the 21-century world. Writers in general are vital to the discourse of information, and literary writers are important to imagining what might happen. That’s what writers did this week —...
July 16: Flash Fiction Challenge

July 16: Flash Fiction Challenge

Before you begin reading, turn on some music: Mark Isham. Our county had no high school of its own so students had to be bused out of the mountains of eastern California into a valley of northern Nevada. The bus ride was an hour each day, each way. Buses can be...
July 16: Flash Fiction Challenge

Climate Change

April 23, 2014 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) describe the climate of a story as it changes to reflect a character’s mood or to create a sense of what is to come. Palmetto Poison, by C. Hope Clark The glass thrown splashed lemonade from the smell, now puddled...
July 16: Flash Fiction Challenge

April 23: Flash Fiction Challenge

Creativity seems like a night sky full of burning stars sparking into infinity and beyond until it pokes the eye of creation. Endless. Boundless. Open to all possibilities. Yet, that might not be so. Consider the blank page. Many writers have stared into the endless,...
Warm Like Melting Ice Day 26

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 26

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 2,487 Moe Ipeelie limped to his cabin door. He twisted his ankle crossing over the rock face of the fjords. He had to abandon his skidoo, after casting off his sled and most of his gear. Not all his gear. His tarp caught in the wind and one of...
Warm Like Melting Ice Day 26

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 25

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 2,389 The trouble with a rescue operation on Baffin Island, or really anywhere in the northern territories is that the area is vast and the resources are sparse. Even with knowing a plane’s final position after going down, the coordinates may not...
Warm Like Melting Ice Day 26

Warm Like Melting Ice Day 24

NaNoWriMo Word Count: 2,500 As Laurel Henney sat with one leg crossed over another in the lobby of the Frobisher Inn, she bounced her foot impatiently. Glancing at the roman numerals of her her Rolex watch of champagne gold, she noted that Vina Winslow was six minutes...