A Day Late…

Posted: May 18, 2013 in Fiction, Flash Fiction Challenge, Uncategorized
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So, this week’s Flash Fiction is coming in a day late (but no dollars weren’t shorted, so all’s good on that front). This week has been a hectic one for me – between doctor appointments, job interviews, and numerous errands to be ran – and coupled with the fact that this week’s piece just kept expanding (it clocks in at around 9200 words…dayum)…well, I think you understand.

The challenge for this week was “smashing sub-genres” and I rolled “steampunk” and “splatterpunk” together. Which provided for…an interesting setting, I have to say. So, with little further ado, I give you “The Brothers”:

Edit: This story has been removed – look for it collected with more of my work in ebook format! 🙂


  1. Hey Nick. This was my introduction to your work, and I’m impressed. Clicking through from the flash fiction tag, I definitely wasn’t expecting anything this long, but it was a pleasant surprise! The first paragraphs had me hooked, and from that point on it became a roller coaster ride until the end. Excellent work, thank you for sharing!

    • crow365 says:

      Thanks for the praise, I definitely appreciate it. : )
      Yeah, I usually run a little long on these to one degree or another. I look at the 1000 word limit as a minimum and just try to tell the story, no matter how long it ends up being. I like Chuck’s Challenges since they work as great writing prompts for me to get out of my normal headspace and consider something brand-new, instead of treading the same well-worn path over and over. : )

      • I like the way you approach the format! It’s cool that you don’t let yourself be restricted by the ‘rules’ and instead follow the story where it takes you. Keep up the great writing, you have an obvious talent for this 🙂

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