Monthly Archives: August 2020

Progress Report: August27/28, 2020, from Jeff Baker

Wrote the weekly flash story on Thursday, wrote about a page and-a-half on the story I’m sending off in Fall (when this market opens up.) Also went through (all) my notebooks, looking for the notes to the story, finally realized … Continue reading

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A Comet Soars Through Friday Flash Fics, by Jeff Baker. (August 28, 2020)

The Comet By Jeff Baker   We’d been playing tennis on the old court on the edge of town (the one without lights) until it got dark. We were far away from town so we could see the stars without … Continue reading

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Progress Report! August 20-21, 2020.

Wrote the Friday Flash story Friday (early, like around 2:00am!!!) Came off okay for a flash mystery, actually using a couple of characters I whipped up back in 2016 for an earlier flash story. Also proofread, tightened up and read … Continue reading

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Mystery on the Beach; The Bird’s the Word; Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker, August 21, 2020.

Surfin’ Bird By Jeff Baker   There was no other way. Donna Reidel stared at the ocean, at the man pulling the girl on water skis. It looked fast and wet. She shuddered. Staking out somebody in a car she … Continue reading

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“Innovation” has released! (With my story!)

My story “The Alchemical Arrangement,” (as by Skip Hanford) is one of the flash fiction stories in Queer SciFi’s latest anthology: “Innovation!” I’m in pretty good company, including David Gerrold! Enjoy! ——–Skip J. Hanford, August 18, 2020   IN-NO-VA-TION (Noun) … Continue reading

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Seeing the Summer Triangle

         Seeing the Summer Triangle by Jeff Baker Some things are constant regardless of what is going on here on Earth. The Summer skies put on their ancient show no matter what. This evening, around eight p.m. … Continue reading

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Progress Report—and News! August 14, 2020 by Jeff Baker

Wrote both the Friday Flash Fics story (which I had doped out in my head) and a poem which I sent off to The New Yorker!! And then, totally by accident, I found that I had one of my Queer … Continue reading

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Pagoda Of Shadows; Enter At Your Own Risk! Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker. (August 14, 2020)

     The Pagoda of Shadows By Jeff Baker     “The gods have condemned this place. The Spirits have fled. And you should too.” The old man cast a backward glance at the tall structure. Familiar, slanted roofs, dark windows, … Continue reading

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Horror, a Bakery and a Spoon; August’s Flash Fiction Draw Challenge Story

    AUTHOR’S NOTE: The prompts drawn (thanks, Cait Gordon!) for the August Flash Fiction Draw Challenge were a horror story, set in a bakery involving a spoon. I’ve been in food service, so I’m familiar with the setting. I’ve … Continue reading

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Progress Report; Early a.m., August 10, 2020 by Jeff Baker.

Finished writing the Monthly Flash Fiction Draw Challenge story and did some more work on the Queer Sci-Fi column for August; both due this week. That’s all for now!

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