Author Archives: Corrie

Iceberg Season

Back in August, I wrote my first story for the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge. At the time, my only hope was to survive the first cut…I never expected to make it to the finals! There are just twenty-five of us left, … Continue reading

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Waiting for Granddad

As some of you know, I have been participating in the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge. This past weekend, I received my third assignment; I had 48 hours to write a ghost story, set in a gas station, that included a … Continue reading

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This summer, Chatelaine Magazine held a personal essay contest. I submitted a piece, crossed my fingers, and waited. Today, I learned that my piece – one of over 700 entries – was not chosen by their judges. That’s okay. I … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Giant

A few weeks back, I mentioned that I was taking part in the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction challenge, and shared my first entry, called Defective. I was very excited to learn that this story placed third in my group, giving … Continue reading

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It takes courage…

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” -e.e. cummings       photo credit: OakleyOriginals via photopin cc

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It’s like chasing butterflies…

“It’s like chasing butterflies and trying not to crush them.” – Robin Hobb, on writing

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I am one of the participants in the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction challenge. That means that, this past Friday at 11:59pm, I received a challenge which included a genre, a location, and an object and then I had 48 hours … Continue reading

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Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas…

  “Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.” – Orson Scott Card         photo credit: Andrea Costa … Continue reading

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I am irritated by my own writing…

“I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within.” – Gustave Flaubert     photo credit: Flооd via photopin cc

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Five Diversions…

I have a confession to make. When it comes to writing, I have a very well-developed procrastination habit. Writing is hard work, no doubt about it. But I find that the hardest part of writing is putting my butt in … Continue reading

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