Short Story: The Cleaner

Hello, friends! I am very excited to announce that I am participating in a “blog hop” anthology with the fabulous writers in my writing group, the Write Fight Gif Club. The theme is the “WFGC Hotel: a different story in every room.” You can find the other stories on the #WFGCHotel hashtag on twitter and on the website of our wonderful anthology coordinator, Rhiannon Amberfyre. Without further ado, I present to you, The Cleaner. (Also available in PDF format here: The Cleaner R.R. Valova.) THE CLEANER Radina Valova I don’t have time for bullshit.  But shit is precisely what I’m dealing…

Short Story: Out of the Woods and into the Fire

On Thursdays, I host a flash fiction challenge on twitter at the #PhotoStoryPrompt hashtag. The rules are simple: write a story based on the photo prompt, and follow that week’s challenge (today, the challenge was to include a shovel in the story, and have your main character say the words, “it has to”). This week’s photo prompt inspired me to write a longer story: One of my writer friends, Thomas Norman (who doesn’t like to go by “Thomas,” but too bad, since this is a formal introduction), is writing a fantastic novel, and we decided to challenge ourselves even more…