Tales from the Wasteland: Behind the walls

A/N: This'll be the last Tale from the Wasteland, next month will just be Wednesday Prompt Smash and Saturday Word of the Day posts. Running a business wasn’t easy, especially not in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. For one stock was a nightmare to get, scavengers and hunters would bring in all sorts of odds and ends … Continue reading Tales from the Wasteland: Behind the walls

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Tales from the Wasteland: Currency Problems

A heavy sigh leaves Marly? for the third time that day as she busies herself pulling dead leaves off lettuce. Courtney and Hector are lugging a large ambiguous animal corpse from the hunter exchange counter to the butchery. A few other food exchange employees busy themselves with other tasks. “Something the matter, Marly?” Courtney is … Continue reading Tales from the Wasteland: Currency Problems

Tales from the Wasteland: Mayor of Survivortopolis

Stan’s whole world had been flipped upside down with one phone call… well technically the phone call was for Ricky, then the information in that phone call relayed to Stan. It’s not every day your assistant manager barges into your office and demands you lockdown the store immediately. Then again it’s not every day that … Continue reading Tales from the Wasteland: Mayor of Survivortopolis

Tales from the Wasteland: Information is Power

There are only so many ways to make a living after the apocalypse, and most of them aren’t exactly suitable for a middle-aged woman who’s spent her life working behind a desk. So Allie found herself getting inventive, she didn’t want to go back to working in customer service and pandering to people. To avoid … Continue reading Tales from the Wasteland: Information is Power

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Everyone is off sick

A/N: I had my wisdom teeth (all four) removed on Friday, so I missed doing the Saturday Word of the Day this week. I’m still on painkillers and pretty out of it, so please bear with me if there are any spelling or grammar mistakes I have overlooked in today’s piece. Prompt: “Everyone is off … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Everyone is off sick

Writing is the Easy Part

No matter how you go about getting your work published there are numerous steps involved, and it can definitely be tiresome. There’s a lot of work that goes into publishing a book; whether that be going the traditional print route or choosing the digital e-book path. I’ve just released my collection of short stories, and … Continue reading Writing is the Easy Part

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Forklift

A/N: You’ll have to forgive me if I start to be a little late with my posts and they start to be exceedingly short, it’s November and I am of course participating in Nanowrimo. If you want to read more short stories, I suggest checking out my friend Tim’s work. Prompt: Forklift Word Limit: 50 … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Forklift

Wednesday Prompt Smash: The Longest Weekend

Prompt: The Longest Weekend Word Limit: 200 words What’s that saying? Time flies when you’re having fun? Makes sense, because time absolutely snail crawls when you’re bored out of your mind. It’s easy to get excited when you see a public holiday marked on the calendar, to get carried away planning all the fun things … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: The Longest Weekend

Saturday Word of the Day: Hireling

*Hireling: a person who works only for pay, especially in a menial or boring job, with little or no concern for the value of the work. “What are you doing? Don’t you have any morals?” Caroline pleads as Mick runs papers through the shredder. “Not really, I’m just here to get paid.” “So what you’re … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Hireling