TETHERED FORM: A Talk on Flash Fiction by Marianne Villanueva, Writer-in-Residence, Mendocino Art Center

Self is cognizant of the fact that the title of this post is LONGER than the announcement itself, but anyhoo:

Writers of the Mendocino Coast & Gallery Bookshop Present:

Tethered Form: The Paradox of Flash Fiction and the Unleashed Imagination

(Talk will be followed by a few writing exercises, bring pencil & paper)

February 18, 2015
6 p.m.
Mendocino Hotel
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Booksigning to follow.

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And here’s a link to the Travel Writing Workshop I’m teaching up in Mendocino, Feb. 21 and 22!

Stay tuned.

Still Further Scenes From Self’s Multi-Chapter Hunger Games AU Fan Fiction

Self has no idea what is happening. A week ago, she had only 9 chapters written. Now, she has 15. Ever since she got the news of Margarita Donnelly’s passing, on Christmas Eve, she’s just been writing (and not just her fan fiction) like blazes. Writing’s always been how self chooses to deal.

In this chapter, Peeta returns home to 12 after a prolonged stay in the Capitol:

The train comes to a shuddering stop.

Haymitch is waiting on the platform.

The older Victor isn’t required in the Capitol. He’s become unsightly, an embarrassment. On the rare occasions when he shows up in the Capitol, he spends most of his time playing poker in the Capitol Casino. He gambles and loses and no one stops him because he’s still wealthy and there is a lot of money for him left to lose. Money’s no use, after all, unless it’s out of a Victor’s pocket and spread around.

There’s a small band waiting on the station platform. As soon as Peeta exits the train, it strikes up a tinny tune, the musicians giving an extra flourish to their motions as soon as they see Peeta turn his head in their direction.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

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