the whole enchilada…

Thanksgiving was nice. I stuffed myself on enchiladas (very traditional, I know…). They weren’t even turkey enchiladas, but they did contain their fowl brethren, chicken. Everyone seemed to enjoy them. In other news, I spent a good deal of time today sitting in an empty office and working hard on my next story. I’m very excited about where it’s going …

achievement? achievement!

So, with regard to my writing method, I’m trying a different tack with the next story. I think part of reason it took me so long to crank out a very short piece like Beta-Carotene is that I was trying to multitask. I started to edit without even finishing my story and found that at one point, I had barely …

all potatoes, no meat…

I decided to begin anew and start another short story (thanks for chiming in Wes). Yesterday, I began putting together an outline. I’m at the stage where I have a general idea of atmosphere, but I’m having a hard time figuring out where the story should go. More specifically, I’m struggling to make it interesting. I can spit-shine and polish …

the morning after…

It’s been less than a full day since I posted my first short story and I’ve already received some excellent feedback. Thanks redditors! It was better received then I expected for my first shot, so I am thrilled about that. I knew the piece would not be without faults and a few folks provided some new perspective. Unfortunately, I now …

Beta Carotene

Charlotte stopped arguing with Jacob, not because she was wrong or right, but because she was exhausted. How long had they been holed up in this dim, cold place? One minute, she was lounging around with a group of her closest friends, bathed in bright light and blanketed with a fine layer of Muzak. Suddenly, she found herself and her …

whipped cream poured like waterfalls…

A delicious image to be sure… if only I could say writing topics were flowing just the same. I’m just going to type out a list of random thoughts here and see if they can work some magic.. Tired angels A mouse with amnesia Carrots refuse to be a part of the stew A lonely hacker falls in love with …