Tag: Ernest Hemingway

Remembering Ernest Hemingway

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know I have an undying respect for the author Ernest Hemingway.  He is the inspiration for my writing.  Even after all these years, I remember sitting in fourth period English class reading “For Whom The Bell Tolls.”...

Another Flash Fiction Contest

Yet another Flash Fiction contest, yikes. In July, our local Sleuths’ Ink group is holding its “Poisoned Tea Celebration.”  I’ve only been a member for a couple of weeks, so needless to say, it will be my first.  I believe, though no one has actually told me, that the...

“I See Imaginary People”

I have an office, which is an abandoned bedroom leftover when my middle daughter moved out to attend MIZZOU.  Sometime ago, I was overheard muttering as I deleted several thousand words I had written a few days earlier. “Who are you talking to,” my wife asked as she stuck...

“And The Winner Is…”

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you that I had entered a flash fiction contest sponsored by my local Writers Guild.  I entered my flash story called “1968” and, I won.  The members of the Guild were the judges, so I read several of the entries and...

Six Word Story Challenge

Six Word Stories . Ernest Hemingway, with one of his most brilliant or possibly his most obnoxious ideas created the six-word story. The six-word story is simply that, a story written using no more than six words. Here is the most famous written by Hemingway: “For Sale: Baby Shoes,...