A-Z Suicides: Andrew Carmichael

I’m doing my A-Z blogging a little differently this year. Since my April Camp NaNoWriMo novel deals heavily with suicide, and has many bit characters who require more back story planning than they do actual screen time, I decided to use their back stories for my blog post. Therefore, if you are sensitive to suicide, abuse, depression, anything like that, then it may be best to avoid my blog for the month. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy, and feel free to post constructive criticism. Most of these stories age going to be written on the fly, so I wouldn’t doubt a few of them will be kind of crappy. Thanks for reading! 🙂

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Friday Fictioneers: Blurred Images

I will admit now that I have no idea what the truck in this weeks photograph is, and welcome any clarification. To me, though, it looked like a blurry picture of a firetruck, which set off tons of questions in my head. Why did someone take this picture of an emergency vehicle? And what might cause it to be blurry(outside the obvious answers)? And, this is what popped into my head. Hope you enjoy it. 🙂

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P: Paper People

This is a strange little story. It’s one of the few that I went into having no idea how the heck I was going to end it. I have to say though, that the ending I got just by doing whatever came to mind was a lot better than anything I would have come up with if I had deliberated over it for hours and hours like I usually do. I’m proud of this short little piece, and I hope everyone reading it as I did writing it.

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Burning (Friday Fictioneers +an announcement)

My second Friday Fictioneers story! I must say, I really like the way this one turned out. I got in everything I wanted, and I got exactly 100 without even editing! Please tell me what you think about it. I really enjoyed the feedback I got last week, and look forward to reading more comments, as well as seeing what others came up with for this photo prompt!



I sat in the kitchen, staring at Mama’s oil lamps.

You’re such a weirdo!

It was another hard day at school.

Don’t you own any normal clothes?

But I know how to deal with it.


I can deal with her.


The candles before me flicker faster.

What are you doing?

I’ll never have to deal with her again.

Sara? I was only kidding!

She’ll learn her lesson.

W-what’s wrong with my chest

She’ll never make fun of me again.

Stop! It hurts!

“Sara? Is there something wrong with the candles?”

“No, Mama.”

I quickly turn out the lamps.


Quick announcement: Just so that my subscribers know, I am participating in Blogging from A to Z next month, but I still intend to do Friday Fictioneers as well. So, don’t freak out if there are two posts from me in your feed on Wednesday instead of one. Depending on how well I can keep up with my posts and such, I may move my Friday Fictioneer story to Sundays, since they’re the only day I won’t be posting a full-length story. Wish me luck, and I wish the same to anyone else who my already have decided to participate, or who might decide to participate, too! 😀 Also, if for whatever reason, you are subscribed to me and absolutely do not want to get two posts from me every Wednesday, just say something to me in the comments, and I’ll make sure I move my FF posts to Sundays. If it’s all the same to everyone else, though, I’ll probably just stick to the 2-posts thing, since it’d be easier to remember.