Monthly Archives: May 2012

My First Flash-Fiction Story Now On the Flash-Fiction Page Above

My 1st short story Crossing Off the List has just been published to the newly minted Flash-Fiction section above.  Check it out!

A few words about Flash-fiction.  Flash-fiction, to me at least, is when you sit down and write something in one sitting, usually no more than 1000 to 1500 words.  That’s exactly what I did with this one.  These works are often prompted by a central blog (example: “Write a story where blue gerbils are the main characters”) or are a one-off thing I’m just trying to get out of my head.  In the future, I’ll be holding flash-fiction contests…..way in the future.

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A Quote for you

A portrait of the American writer Mark Twain t...

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Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write “very”; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.

~Mark Twain

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Writing: Just Doing It

Truth be told, I’ve had little story ideas for years.  Many of my friends have also had some really great ideas for stories for years, even decades.  I can’t even count the number  of times I’ve hung out with people that I’ve gone on communal tirades over how modern authors suck and how the movie industry doesn’t say anything that truly speaks to the soul; all with some exceptionally vague plan to one day set it all right with our obviously vastly superior abilities.

Typebars in a 1920s typewriter

Finding a time to write

Yet, nothing has come to fruition.  NOTTA!  Zip, zilch, nothing. And that’s not just for me, that’s for everyone I know (save that one over productive asshole that makes everyone look bad).  And the sad fact is that I know exactly why. Continue reading

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An Introduction

Yes, I’m one of THOSE assholes.

You know the one’s I mean:  one of the millions of young and old, men and women, hipster and black nationalist out there that want to be special but has looked in the mirror and realized a date on Friday night much less a modeling contract just ain’t in the cards.  No, we’ve got to get by on our wits.  And nothing says “wits” more than the ability to spin a yarn about the most meaningful thing to the greatest amount of people.  Blowjobs and racquetball are meaningful to everyone, right? Continue reading

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