Neeka’s Story – Discover Challenge: Adventure

Welcome back to another installment of Neeka’s Story, brought to you by my own imagination and the weekly WordPress Discover Challenge.  This chapter is a little a lot ridiculously late, I know, but as I’ve mentioned before, this scene was being so stubborn that it served me better to use my writing time and energy to just…

Neeka’s Story: Discover Challenge – Learning

Welcome back to Neeka’s Story (which is eventually going to need a better name) as I let the WordPress Discover Challenge writing prompt inspire me to move this story forward chapter by chapter each week. Today’s prompt is Learning: For this week’s challenge, share a story … about learning something new. What were you trying to accomplish? Was…

Neeka’s Story: Discover Challenge – Apologies (and a story recap!)

I switched up my days for posting this because yesterday the Writing Thoughts post just had to be written and wouldn’t leave me alone, so I hope you forgive me.  This week’s Discover Challenge theme is, appropriately, Apology: Apologies — giving them, receiving them, accepting them, withholding them — are powerful …. They’re moments of vulnerability, of profound…

Neeka’s Story: Discover Challenge – Chance Encounters

I used to call this the Tuesday Discover Challenge… and since I moved the post to Wednesday, I guess I could have renamed it.  But the whole point of doing this writing challenge every week is to move my new cyberpunk story forward, to get Neeka’s Story on to the page, so I thought I’d…

Tuesday Discover Challenge: Obstacles

Hmmm.  Today’s Discover Challenge may not seem on the face of it to be geared to continuing the Neeka story from last week’s cliffhanger… but I guess we’ll see! It’s all about obstacles to creativity today.  As the post says: For this week’s challenge, tell us about a time when you had to deal with an obstacle…

Tuesday Discover Challenge: Risk

Ah, Tuesday, here we are again… Today’s Discover Challenge is all about Risk, and publishing something that you’re maybe “not 110% comfortable with.”  The prompt is inspired by a recent interview with Professor Tressie McMillan Cottom, a successful contributing writer for the Atlantic that had this to say when asked “why she continues blogging despite having many other avenues for…