MFTS: The Last Trumpet(?)


My second entry for Monday’s Finish the Story – sorry so long between entries but life and blogging and then life again has been a tad crazy.


The crew of the Angel Flame received orders to head out.

Now, at last, was the moment when God would come to deliver them all. The world would be at peace. Gabriel lifted his trumpet, prepared to sound his final call.

Meanwhile, Gary, the captain of the ferry Angel Flame, well, he rolled his eyes. Ever since he had made the decision to start ferrying the occasional tourist group, he had gotten some strange ones. This last group, with their long white robes and (what he hoped were) ceremonial swords, they were definitely the weirdest.

“All aboard,” the captain said, focusing his attention to the controls, prepared to leave port.

If only he had known the world really was about to come to an end, well, maybe Captain Gary would have taken his passengers a bit more seriously. Then again, maybe not. I guess now we’ll never know.


2014-09-30 14.57.16 2013-11-27 14.41.24Okay this is me being incredibly silly but … our 2 year old black and white cat, D.J. aka Diane Junior was put to sleep on Monday after a months-long battle with … the vets still aren’t sure what.

And I am sad. But the days are gorgeous and spring is giving way to summer and writing must be done.

And that’s all I have to say right now though. Next week, I’ll be back on the blog writing wagon. I just needed a minute. She was so young and such a good kitty and I am going to miss her a lot. Still working on edits and all that fun stuff but I’m blanking out on what to say else. I know it was just a cat but I miss her so much.

I made it!

This will be a quick note, to say that – yes, I made it through doing two crazy things this month:


Yes, I actually went 10,000 words over my personal goal, finishing with 80,000+ words – and I’m still writing. Also, I mostly finished edits on Summer Fire. Okay, I fell pretty far behind on those.

A-to-Z+Reflection+[2015]+-+LgI have to say that the A-Z Challenge was manic but I learned one important lesson. Okay, two important lessons. First, if I ever do this again I will definitely write posts ahead of time, because I didn’t have time/energy to do much reading with all the writing.  Second, if properly motivated, I can actually write lots of fiction.

I also read a lot this month, offline and non-fiction (because I need balance!) And did other things. But, yowza, I never would have thought it was possible to crank out a flash fiction (almost) every day. Also, it felt like practice, like I could learn by doing and get to like it and want to do more.

Also, I did get to read quite a bit and I found quite a few interesting sites I wouldn’t know about otherwise, especially across the bridge in Blogspot land. Posts have made me laugh, smile, and feel inspired.

So, that’s where I’m at! It’s been fun. 🙂 And this was quite a bit longer than I intended.

Happy May!