Alastair Luft’s Blog

11/12/2018

Six Word Story Blog – 12 Nov 18

Here are my story explanations for some of my recent six word stories. The six word story is the caption under the photo and the explanation follows the caption. Beautiful moments are just that. Fleeting. My wife and I have always made a big deal about reading to our kids. Dr. Seuss is my especial
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11/06/2018

Six Word Story Blog – 5 Nov 18

Here’s how it works: every week I tweet out six word stories based on writing prompts I find on Twitter. When I get a chance, I elaborate on the story behind the six word story, because there’s only so much you can do with six words. There’s a bit of a lag, so this week’s
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10/30/2018

Six Word Story Blog – 30 Oct 18

Here’s how it works: every week I tweet out six word stories based on writing prompts. When I get a chance, I elaborate on the story behind the six word story, because there’s only so much you can do with six words. This week’s explanations (the story is the caption for the photos): “Forced fun
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10/25/2018

Six Word Story Blog – 25 Oct 18

This week’s six word stories: Rules were made to be broken. This is another Hallowe’en themed writing prompt, but I decided that the story behind this witch flying outside an airplane window was really a love story. The witch is flying right beside the plane (in fact, she should probably be concerned she doesn’t get
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10/16/2018

Six Word Story Blog – 16 Oct 18

This week’s samples: Set? Get! Run. Fun! Ball. Leaf? For some reason I generally find animal prompts difficult and this one was no exception. A dog with a leaf in its mouth? I was coming up blank and was on the verge of taking a knee on this prompt until I wondered what sort of
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10/06/2018

Six Word Story Blog – 6 Oct 2018

A little delayed as I was travelling last week, but here are my explanations for some recent six word stories. Enjoy!   An elephant? Seriously? Barrel bottom: Reached. A literal elephant in the room, the possibilities are endless! Actually, these strongly visual prompts can be limiting as the cliché of the elephant in the room
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09/22/2018

Six Word Story Blog – 22 Sep 18

During the week I try my hand at Six Word Stories; this blog is my stream of consciousness that led to the stories. Enjoy! Pevensies got a wardrobe. Me? Wastebin. I’m not going to lie, I really thought I nailed this one. The language sets up the story as a humorous take on C.S. Lewis’s
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09/16/2018

Six Word Story Blog – 16 Sep 18

For the last month or so I’ve been playing around with six-word stories. Twitter handle @AgathaChocolats puts out a daily prompt and as part of my writing practice, I give myself a few minutes to put something together. Since telling a story in six words is a challenge to say the least, I thought I’d
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12/29/2017

Meet the Author: Cari Dubiel

Rare indeed is the debut author who picks up awards for their novel, and even rarer still are those stories that win awards before even being published. And yet, that’s exactly what Cari Dubiel has done with her debut work-in-progress, How to Remember. This past November, an excerpt of Cari’s speculative fiction mystery won her the
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