I know, I know. Low hanging fruit. I've spent the day thinking about words. How we communicate. How we use them to craft beauty, to evoke emotion, or to hurt others. There's god inside sentences and the devil between the lines. I'm thinking of three words today, though. Few. Mob. Fringe. I'll assume you know … Continue reading Perpetual Outrage: Activate!
It's coming to the time of year where lots of folks toss up all the things they loved during the year. I'm often leery of doing it myself since there's plenty left to premiere and consume this month AND I'm not fan of touting what I like as 'best' or 'better' than what other people … Continue reading Bleh-st
Five years ago. My first published story, 'Big Mouth', was run at a website called Weirdyear. 250 words. Not very good. The website doesn't exist anymore. May as well throw it up here. Dolores held the magnifying glass up to her mouth and smiled, “I want it to look exactly like this.” “You want everything … Continue reading Numero Cinco
Head's up - if you hate my aggressive blog posts. Steer clear of this one. Seriously. Having had some time to think about the latest clusterfuck in the mystery/crime community in 2018 (of which there were many), I think there are a few things to address that covers not only the Fairstein debacle, … Continue reading I’m Out of Face To Palm
I'm of the opinion that there's no such thing as pure originality when it comes to a premise in story. We derive inspiration from thousands of things - consciously and subconsciously - so it seems weird to believe otherwise. That said, it's difficult to hear calls for originality - for 'out there' stories and then … Continue reading Want v. Need: Dawn of Frustration