Blog Stories

Writing book descriptions is challenging

Writing book descriptions is challenging

It's no secret among authors that writing book descriptions is challenging. Extremely challenging. It's easy to assume that after spending months or years working on a novel, writing a short description of the book would be a snap. That may be for some authors, but...

You’ll Be Sorry, a short play

You’ll Be Sorry, a short play

I've written several short plays, but I've never posted one on this blog, partly because they are so much better seen on stage than read on the page. However, I'd like people who are interested in my work to see this side of me, so I'm going to share a short play now....

Talisman, a micro story in Laura’s new collection

Talisman, a micro story in Laura’s new collection

Creative projects have a way of growing. What I thought would be a quick revamp of the ebook I give to folks who join my readers group has turned into a new collection of flash fiction. I created the majority of the 21 stories included in Just in Case this year...

Drifting, an example of poetic flash fiction

Drifting, an example of poetic flash fiction

Poetic devices can help stories convey emotions, relationships and scenes in few words. I plan to include "Drifting," a story from "The Ice Cream Vendor's Song," in my collection, "Just in Case," because I think it's a good example of poetic flash fiction. A poet once...

Cold Case: A forgotten story found

Cold Case: A forgotten story found

I stumbled upon this story, "Cold Case," which I wrote a few years ago and sent in a newsletter to members of my readers group. I'd forgotten all about it. I am now considering it for inclusion in Just in Case. Picking stories for a collection reminds me a little of...

Suspended Wonder, a story in progress

Suspended Wonder, a story in progress

I started this story, currently titled "Suspended Wonder," last night. Worked a bit more on it more this morning. I don't know yet if it's a keeper. Will it find a home in Just in Case, the collection of flash fiction I'm crafting? Please leave a comment and let me...

Sign up here to receive your free copy of Just In Case

Subscribe to Laura McHale Holland’s newsletter

Thank you! Watch your inbox, your welcome email should arrive soon.