The 2016 Flash Fiction Challenge final entry deadline is only two weeks away, and I'm still struggling to finish writing anything. I have far too many beginnings, a handful of bodies(he.), and a troubling lack of satisfactory endings.

The words haven't been coming quickly or easily as of late. Sometimes you have to work harder for less. I have difficulty concentrating. I...
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oldernow:
check out "A Movable Feast" by Hemingway... no one can write (said he) more than one or two good pages a day... but if you can do that, you'll have 100 pages in a season, and a novel by year's end.
leftyanasazi:
Sage advice from Papa.  Thank you, @oldernow!
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…to look forward to the end of the holidays? I know it's a happy time for so many people, so it feels like an incredibly selfish wish; but it's also a terribly painful time for many others. Ugh, so many ugly Christmas memories. I'd like to erase them all, and make new ones, but I feel bogged down by the Ghosts of...
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Safyre lost her parents, sister and brothers to an arsonist, she only survived because her father held her and blocked her from breathing in the smoke and heat. She spent 9 months in the hospital, undergoing over 50 surgeries and is now living with her Aunt and Uncle.

A family friend shared that her one Christmas wish this year is to collect Christmas cards from
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I know this isn't particularly unusual, but I really dislike my job. I don't like to whine about it, because I know it's better than not having a job, and that it's better than a great many other jobs, but all the same… It's odd. I've never had a group of people make me feel so unwelcome. It's...
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shelly_:
Aw booo! They must be mental who the hell doesn't love Spiritualized and come the fuck on ?!!! Jesus and Mary Chain?? You really don't want to be friends with these fools. I love you! And thanks for brightening my day even tho you are having a not such a great one. I as well have my days.. but having someone like you in my life always makes things brighter! xoxoxo
leftyanasazi:
Thanks @shelly_ and @soraleia for your support! It always makes it feel better just to vent to people who don't mind you doing so. I'm making the best of it, and truth be told, frustration can be good for creativity. You are both wonderful ladies, and I'm glad to have you to vent to!
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Hello, beautiful people. I have been neglectful of you, and don't think I haven't missed your kind words, your wisdom, not to mention your lovely faces. I could blame South by Southwest, it's a convenient scapegoat, 0r my recent career change, but the truth is I've been spending a lot of time getting to know myself again, as you periodically must...
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eirenne:
Lovely song 
prongs:
Awwww, good luck in everythinh!