“Predator” | Flash Fiction – Six Words

Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl

Moonlit night.

Hooo! Hooo!

Still prey.








Another six worder for the Flash Fiction challenge. I must be on a six word roll.


So why am I depressed? That’s the million-dollar question, baby, the Tootsie Roll question; not even the owl knows the answer to that one. I don’t know either. All I know is the chronology.~Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

“Last Shot” | Flash Fiction – Six Words

Awake. Depressed. Fired Beretta. Fell dead.

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.~August Wilson

A six word tale for the Flash Fiction challenge.

Productivity Recognizes No Time Barriers | DP – Because the Night

Countdown to the Reaper
Countdown to the Reaper

The first thing that came to mind when I saw the topic of today’s DP was rock and roll. Specifically, this hard rocking, hard driving number from Patti Smith. Released in 1978, and co-written with Bruce Springsteen, it’s titled, appropriately enough, Because The Night. If I hadn’t already, I’m showing may age here, which led me to wonder; does WordPress have any accurate statistics of the age breakdown of people who read and write here? If I had to guess, it would be more younger folks than people my age. Anyone know? It would be interesting to see the numbers if they are available.

Now, as far as productivity goes, which is the actual question being asked by the DP. It varies. My health issues and the meds that go with them wreak hellish havoc on my sleep. Some days I manage a few hours of uninterrupted sleep. Other days end up as all night marathons of television, snacking, and some writing every now and then. These are the nights when the Java Fueled Journaling articles show here. Depending on how the meds are affecting my mind, I have long periods of clear thought at night just as easily as in the morning or afternoon. Like I said, it just depends.

Besides, productivity is not a big deal for me right now. Getting well is.

Enjoy Patti Smith, but just a little warning, it ain’t bluegrass.