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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Death”

heavy rain on windshield as vehicle enters busy tunnel.
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller #worldbuilding Today’s challenge is “Death” “Stop!” Brakes squeal – Impact. Then silence. I look forward to your responses.  Cheers,  J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “World”

4 images; concept art for DNA, Tamyrh planet, Harlo-Fyre building, Alien as viewed under an electron microscope.
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller #worldbuilding Images from my world of “Tamyrh” Today’s challenge is “World” Myriad lives stem from alien encounter. I challenged myself to summarize my series in six words, but this can be taken to mean the literal world as well. I look forward to your responses.  Cheers,  J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Anxiety”

an old fashioned microphone.
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Anxiety” “Don’t tell anyone.” “Your mic’s live.” I look forward to your responses.  Cheers,  J. I. Rogers Original link
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The Inspiring Muse Award – June & July 2019

The Inspiring Muse Award
#JIRogers #IndieAuthor #Inspiration #Muse #Award #Blog #Poet #Share #Motivation #Writing #Art #Awesome #Humanitarian Neil Singh The Brief History of ‘The Inspiring Muse Award’ I’ve been ‘Shamelessly Promoting Someone Else’ for as many years as I’ve been online and I decided to take it one-step further. Despite the internet’s reputation for trolls, I’ve found that I interact with a brilliant collection of people on a daily basis. Each offers a gift whether it’s art, knowledge, a story, or just a well-timed joke. I wanted a way to thank them for inspiring me that was more permanent than a typed ‘thank you’. This is a personal award that I bestow on people who I feel are excellent examples of d...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “AI”

Abstract image - computer intelligence
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “AI” “Access denied.” Airlock opens; atmosphere vents. I look forward to your responses.  Cheers,  J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Mythic”

firebird wing fractal
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Mythic” “From ashes, life flares… smolders. Extinguished.” I look forward to your responses.  Cheers,  J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Claws”

Fractal design - 'claws'
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Claws” “The scratching and scrabbling grew closer.” I look forward to your responses.  Cheers,  J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Past”

Ancient Roman City Streets.
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Past” “Vivid lives… voices. Just echos now.” I look forward to your responses.  Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Change”

Butterfly cocoon.
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Change” “Cocoon spun. Transformation. Butterfly, or moth?” I look forward to your responses.  This challenge has a hidden message in it. I’ve been considering updating my site and using a static page with my book information on it as the front page. I would still post the ‘daily six-word story challenges’, and monthly ‘Inspiring Muse Award’, I’m just not certain of how things will update or if you’ll be notified when the new posts go up. Are you willing to let me try the experiment, or do you think I should leave things well enough alone and just meddle with the menu? Your...
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The Inspiring Muse Award – May 2019

The Inspiring Muse Award
#JIRogers #IndieAuthor #Inspiration #Muse #Award #Blog #Poet #Share #Motivation #Writing #Art #AwesomeAuthor @ jeanneRichard11  The Brief History of ‘The Inspiring Muse Award’ I’ve been ‘Shamelessly Promoting Someone Else’ for as many years as I’ve been online and I decided to take it one-step further. Despite the internet’s reputation for trolls, I’ve found that I interact with a brilliant collection of people on a daily basis. Each offers a gift whether it’s art, knowledge, a story, or just a well-timed joke. I wanted a way to thank them for inspiring me that was more permanent than a typed ‘thank you’. This is a personal award that I bestow on people who I feel are excellent examples of d...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Flare”

"Odd readings. Probe sent. Signals stop." Image of a fractal solar flare.
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Flare” “Odd readings. Probe sent. Signals stop.” I look forward to your responses.  Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Mary-Sue”

Someone spinning the planet Earth like a basketball on their finger.
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Mary/Gary-Sue” “I’ve got this.” Saves universe… again. I look forward to your responses. Feel free to have multiple, this challenge lends itself to them. Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Some News


#ChanticleerReviews #CIBAs #CAC2019 #CYGNUS #Sci-Fi #BookAward @HIndenburgNews @ChantiReviews @PublishDrive I attended a book convention in Bellingham, Washington, this weekend. Last year, I entered the Chanticleer International Book Awards (otherwise known as the CIBAs). “The Korpes File” had the rare distinction of surviving the slush pile, the long list, the short list, and was chosen as a semi-finalist in the CYGNUS Sci-Fi Category. That, was exciting. Sitting at the table, listening to them read off the names of those who placed first in the category was fun and to be fair, I didn’t think I’d hear my name… but I did. I cried, but thankfully my make-up didn’t turn me into a raccoon. “Wow...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Imagination”

A doll-like figurine
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Imagination” “Favorite toy lived lifetimes before outgrown.” I look forward to your responses. Tomorrow I’ll begin posting details on the #CIBAs. Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Monster”

A smiling young woman
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Monster” “Love confessed. Her laughter destroyed him.” For those that haven’t encountered the word before, here is a good definition:  I look forward to your responses.  Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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The Inspiring Muse Award – Apr 2019

The Inspiring Muse Award
#JIRogers #IndieAuthor #Inspiration #Muse #Award #Blog #Poet #Share #Motivation #Writing #Art #AwesomeAuthor The Brief History of ‘The Inspiring Muse Award’ I’ve been ‘Shamelessly Promoting Someone Else’ for as many years as I’ve been online and I decided to take it one-step further. Despite the internet’s reputation for trolls, I’ve found that I interact with a brilliant collection of people on a daily basis. Each offers a gift whether it’s art, knowledge, a story, or just a well-timed joke. I wanted a way to thank them for inspiring me that was more permanent than a typed ‘thank you’. This is a personal award that I bestow on people who I feel are excellent examples of different aspects of...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “MacGuffin”


#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “MacGuffin” “Lost Relic. World domination if found.” For those that haven’t encountered the word before, here is a good definition: “The MacGuffin technique is common in films, especially thrillers. Usually, the MacGuffin is revealed in the first act, and thereafter declines in importance. It can reappear at the climax of the story but may actually be forgotten by the end of the story. Multiple MacGuffins are sometimes derisively identified as plot coupons.” ~ Wikipedia I look forward to your responses.  Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Vampire”

A vampire outside a window
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Vampire” “You’re our new neighbors? Come in.” I look forward to your responses.  Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Scream”

Someone screaming
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Scream” “Downgraded website plan. Formatting now issue.” Today’s challenge is a real-life one for me at present. I stepped back to a premium plan from the business one on WordPress (I’m just not big league enough to afford the expense), and I’ve been finding tiny glitches ever since. The most recent one made me scream as it involved the sample chapters from “The Korpes File”; the formatting had shifted to quote block… How did I discover this? Someone did it for me. A potential reader happened upon it and I can only imagine what they thought. I’ve corrected all three chapte...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Helpless”

Sun menacing the planet earth
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Helpless” “Unexpected solar flare. No communication after.” I look forward to your responses.  Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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