Author Archives: Susan Flemming

Merry Christmas

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No Words

No words can describe what I have been feeling since I read the news yesterday about the shooting of a Canadian soldier as he stood guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. My heart goes out to his family and friends and also to the family and friends of the two soldiers who were […]

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Flash Fiction – Black Ice

I was going through some old files and came across a flash fiction story I wrote for a Short-short story contest back in 2006.    The contest was run by Jason Evans on his blog called The Clarity of Night (no longer active).   For each contest, Jason would post a photo and then entrants were to […]

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What’s Their Story?

When my husband and I stopped at the book store last night this car was parked in the next lane over.  My first thought upon reading what was written on the rear window was, “There has got to be quite a story behind that!” What I find especially interesting is the fact the “Your” is […]

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Where the Black-Eyed Susans Grow

Black-eye Susan’s can be seen growing in fields and along roadsides throughout Nebraska where we are currently living. They are native to North America and bloom from June through to October. The healer in my novel uses a variety of plants and herbs to make her medicines so I like to research the medicinal properties […]

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International Peace Day

Today’s Inspirational photo is for International Peace Day.    Write about what a world at peace would mean to you personally.        

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Keep Moving

  Last Wednesday, I surpassed the 70,000 word mark on my novel-in-progress.    I’m so close to finishing that now I’m finding it difficult to be patient with the process of getting there.   I just want the words flow.  To be there already.  To write those words, “The End.” So when I came to post today’s […]

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Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams

  Yesterday I completed the second of two 7 day challenges to meet or exceed my minimum word goal each day, no excuses allowed.  Today I’m taking a break from any self-imposed writing goals to sort the scenes I’ve written in the past seven days into the chapters where they belong. Then tomorrow, I plan […]

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One Small Change – How Wolves Changed Rivers

  When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park  in 1996, an amazing process called a trophic cascade began to take place. This one small change, changed everything! Now think of that in terms not just of eco systems but in your own life as well.  Even in your own writing. This past week  while […]

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Are You a Crooked Tree or a Straight Tree?

  This photo was taken several years ago when we were living in Carrabelle, FL.   I had been to an art show and one of the  photographs on display looked really familiar and suddenly I realized… hey, I know where that is!  And so one day on the drive into Tallahassee, I stopped to capture […]

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