Lately, I’ve been writing for myself. Bending to the need. These prosy little trespassers from my brain may remind some readers of the Sandy!Plex, and my pirate life. Appropriately, because this writing is perpetrated during moments brazenly embezzled from passionless hours. Never mind backstory: May these dribs impel us, friends. To write! *** Plastic bags hissing fury from their [...]
Once upon a time, I used to blog regularly. That’s not right… I blog all the time. That’s what if feels like, anyway, but this is truer: As the end of calendar month approaches, I marathon blog. Six or seven posts in six or seven days. Reading, editing, and writing fiction happens during weekday commutes, [...]
I wrote a story called Parent Hack. It has troubled kids making troubling decisions in a troubled system. It’s about necessity and the invention of family. There’s an excerpt below to entice you to buy the book my story is in. *** A hidden intercom crackled, “What do you want?” Nicolas’s keen, dark eyes spotted [...]
The thing about fighting for our lives is that it’s usually nothing like the movies. Yes, there are riots and heroic medical interventions in real life, but ‘the good fight’ is better defined as a lifelong campaign of small resistive acts than it is by its few explosive battles. In the spirit of long wars [...]
Have you ever made something just because you had the materials for it? Like the time I made pancakes from scratch because I wandered into the pantry and the ingredients practically threw themselves off the shelves at me in their eagerness to be transformed into something greater than parts of a sum? After the moment [...]
Reading in bed: In which I fit an entire office romance into couple hundred words of prose. Then I talk a bit about why I love flash fiction and how I’d like to write and read more of it. Want more? Leave a comment!
More fiction video blogging, as requested! ‘Baby Bandito’ is a piece of flash fiction from my Pirate!Sandy series.
If I’m not a huge fan of annual retrospective posts, it’s because they usually read like boring litanies of snark and disappointment. Or worse: Obnoxiously falsetto cheer. Oh, how I loathe the perky… That said, I must admit that 2010 was an above average year for me. I’ve accomplished much, gotten away with more fun [...]