Lisa Ricard Claro – Author

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Poor Shubie – He’s Wrong Again . . .

Posted on Dec 30, 2015 by Lisa Ricard Claro   15 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

Welcome to the last 2015 Writing in the Buff I’m leaving you with my ultra-short story, “The One,” an honorable mention in The Binnacle Twelfth Annual Ultra-Short Competition. The Binnacle is the literary and arts journal of the University of Maine at Machias. My story shares pages with my pal, author T’Mara Goodsell, whose ultra-short In Memory of the Fallen (and the Hurled), also earned an honorable mention in this annual edition. I love being in good company. 🙂

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“The One” is proof positive that I don’t always write romance and happy endings. It’s fun to branch out, and flash fiction is one of the best methods I know for working and flexing our writer muscles. The challenge is always worth the effort. If you have an ultra-short bit of fiction you’d like to share, please put it in a comment!

There will be no Observations from the Tub again this week, but I’ll see you next Monday for Pawsitive Pondering. Until then, please enjoy a joyful and safe New Year’s celebration, my friends!

Lisa

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15 Responses to "Poor Shubie – He’s Wrong Again . . ."

  1. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    December 30, 2015 at 10:57 am  

    For such a cozy romance writer, you can be a tad bent. 🙂

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      December 30, 2015 at 11:21 am  

      Why, thank you! Thank you very much!

  2. Comment by Rob
    December 30, 2015 at 11:55 am  

    Congrats! Well deserved. Poor Shubie indeed; trial and err is a rough row.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      December 31, 2015 at 12:31 pm  

      Yeah, poor Shubie. 🙂 He was fun to write.

  3. Comment by Sioux
    December 30, 2015 at 12:44 pm  

    As Joni Mitchell sang, “Man, the chick is twisted.”

    You, Lisa, have a twisted mind. Perhaps someday you could write a character in a novel who writes twisted, super-short romance stories. Then you could combine two things you do really well.

    Congratulations on the honorable mention. You and Tammy do short things with flair…

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      December 31, 2015 at 12:33 pm  

      Haha…thanks. I don’t mind writing twisted—it’s fun! Your idea is a good one. I’ll have to think on it and see what brews. 🙂

  4. Comment by Claudia
    December 30, 2015 at 4:07 pm  

    How great for you! A good way to end the year for a writer…an acceptance of any kind! Twisted yes, but doesn’t it feel good to let it out somewhere!!???!!!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      December 31, 2015 at 12:33 pm  

      Yes, Claudia, it does! And better to let it out on paper than anywhere else. lol

  5. Comment by Pat
    December 30, 2015 at 8:51 pm  

    A very creepy hero, that’s for sure! Lisa, hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      December 31, 2015 at 12:34 pm  

      Thanks, Pat! Wishing the same for you and your family, and your newly adopted—and adorable—new fur baby.

  6. Comment by joan mountford
    December 31, 2015 at 9:00 am  

    Where was the notion of “flash fiction” all those years when I was teaching creative writing in Room 318?!?!? Tight plotting, salient detail – and short papers to correct! (By the way, this is pretty good, Lisa!)

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      December 31, 2015 at 12:26 pm  

      Thank you, Mrs. M! I’ll take that as a B+ or an A, which was always hard won from you. You might not have been the easiest teacher, but you were without a doubt the best. 🙂

      **For readers who may not know, Mrs. Mountford is the best teacher I ever had. She was my high school English teacher, and she is one of the main reasons I believed I could pursue a writing career. Never underestimate the power of a stellar educator! I wrote about Mrs. M here: High School Days: Who Really Made a Difference?

  7. Comment by ButtonsMom2003
    January 1, 2016 at 11:30 pm  

    I didn’t see the ending coming! For a dedicated romance reader I sure enjoyed this little story. I hope you had a great New Year’s Eve and day.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      January 3, 2016 at 12:29 pm  

      Thanks, we did. 🙂 Did you win anything at Bingo?

      • Comment by ButtonsMom2003
        January 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm  

        My sister won 1/12th of a $250 jackpot and a friend won 1/2 of $250. (I wrote it that way so you’d know the amount of the jackpot. lol) Alas, neither hubby or I won anything but we did have a good time. I’m glad you had a good New Year. Here’s to an even better 2016.


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