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Write About A Writer for #StoryADay May Day Thirty-One

Hello there, and welcome to my final Story a Day May “Show My Work” post! This is where I give you a sneak peek into how I’m creating two (very short, and very different) stories, every day this May. Yep, that’s right; less than 24 hours from my first reading of the prompt to a committed story, even if I’m not quite that fast at posting them!

Ready to read?

Well then, what are we waiting for?

Story A Day May 31’s prompt is from StoryADay creator Julie Duffy .

The Prompt:

  • Write A Story About A Writer.

Main Project Premise:

  • We go back to Day One, to the postcard Ophelia received, and we meet its author.

Fleshing Out the Premise:

  • Ophelia goes to meet the mysterious author of the postcard she received – even though it means returning to Kifo Island – a place she has tried to avoid for the last ten years. But now she has to know – whether this is a cruel joke, or somehow, some miracle has occurred. What or who awaits her?

My Favorite Bit of Lavender? 

She hated being here. Such a beautiful place; so much like home. But so poisoned, to her mind, by everything that had happened here, ten years ago.

But she had to know.

Side Project Premise:

Standard disclaimer. I don’t own them, I don’t profit from them, but they insist on telling me their stories, so I’m sharing them with you.

Three stories (and the fleshing-out; followed by my favorite bits):

    1. Someone has dictated a letter that exonerates Trip. And, when he hears it, he knows her voice right away. It’s her – his Vulcan Surprise Package, coming to his rescue with her words. But how did she know he was in trouble?

    Just Like That?”

    “To all Terran authorities: I must offer testimony into the difficulties being experienced by a male of your species -”

    T’Pol feels that the perhaps imaginary danger to her human has passed (journal entry). It’s exultant, with hints and notes of the music that had played as they met. At last, she begins to be able to center herself in peace and acceptance of the human in her soul.

    Out of the Fire

    Your mind is powerful, and easily sensed.”

    “That surprises the hell out of you.”


    Soval sees the letter his kindaughter wrote in defense of her Intended. She has found a way to protect her Intended from the consequences of her need to defend herself, without revealing her own actions or identity. It is a skillful (and illogical) act that reveals much about the status of her Awakening.

    Incontrovertible Proof

    It violated all protocol associated with her position. Her action befit the infant who had dared to touch the flame – and more.

    To see the drabbles in sequence, visit my page! 

    And, if you’d like to learn more about Julie Duffy  and Story A Day May, click the links and learn away!


    I am myself. I own my life, and live with three other people who own theirs. My intention is to do only those things that bring me joy, and to give myself wholly to those things I do. Writing has been my passion throughout my life, and this will become the home for my writing life...because it brings me great joy!

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