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Yeah Write #30: Aren’t We All Machines? (#flashfiction)

From the protection of the doorway, Nana waited.  “What are you doing, Jaime?  Come inside.” The rain pelted then rebounded on the wood deck.   As the sun began to set, … Continue reading

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Writing on the Fly #3: Neuron Dance (A Haiku)

In my head words live. Neurons fire chemical pens. I dream; stories wake.  

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Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #50: Crockpot Vegetable Beef Stew (#homecooking)

I had some stew meat on sale and I poked around my pantry and fridge to put something together.  The crock pot on my counter was begging to be used … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #49: Easy Super Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (#homecooking)

Just look at that picture. It’s that time of year for the one-pot super stars.   I’ve made good butternut squash soup before and even an experiment-gone-great butternut squash soup, but … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #48: Ma’s Super Moist Boiled/Steamed Scrambled Eggs (#homecooking)

My  grandma makes these soft scrambled eggs that defy description.  Are they boiled?  Are they steamed?  Yes and No.  They are somewhere in between.    They aren’t creamy, but are … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Article #15: Talk To Me America

I’m an independent voter.    Sure I have leanings towards the liberal side, but I place more emphasis on the equality for all part of the Constitution and not so much … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Writing on the Fly #18: The Daughter and the Demon – Part 2 (#amwriting)

Note:  Writing on the Fly is a series I do when I write cold.   Very few edits beyond spelling as I see it.  I don’t do outlines.  I just write … Continue reading

November 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Yeah Write #46: Snow, Rose, and the Key ( #flashfiction )

Prompt: fleeing a city, trust (emotion must not be explicitly stated)   Two sisters have fled the City of Dunganan on the day of a rare magical eclipse intent on … Continue reading

October 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s Up Doc #21: Down So Long

I am going to put a sad little rain cloud over my head a moment.  Fair warning. Another contest has come and gone and I didn’t make it to another … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · 3 Comments

Writing on the Fly #17: The Daughter and the Demon – Part 1 (#amwriting)

Note:  Writing on the Fly is a series I do when I write cold.   Very few edits beyond spelling as I see it.  I don’t do outlines.  I just write … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · 6 Comments

Yeah Write #45: Incendiary (Revised) ( #flashfiction )

A crowd gathered. Everyone kept a safe distance from the flames, their faces illuminated in an orange-yellow light.    The fire jet burst ahead fifty feet and sent up billows of … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · 13 Comments

Writing on the Fly #16: A Place to Rest Our Sorrows (#amwriting)

Note:  I haven’t done one of these in a while.  Writing on the Fly is a series I do when I write cold.   Very few edits beyond spelling as I … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Yeah Write #44: Dine Now Die Later (Revised) (#flashfiction)

I held myself at arm’s length from the gnarled oak.   My fingers pressed into the painful stitch in my side and I tilted my head back.   The two sports … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · 7 Comments

What’s Up Doc #20: Rooted — #NYCMidnight FFC Round 2 GR14

Genre:  Mystery Location: A Ferry Object:  Night Vision Goggles   This is my first Flash Fiction Challenge for NYC Midnight and I didn’t fare particularly well the first round, though … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Yeah Write #43: The Tale of The Seventh Wife (#amwriting)

“I’m (clearly) doing something wrong.”  The canvas sack muffled a woman’s voice.  “Why else would my betrothed toss me in a bag over a horse’s ass.  Did my father not … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · 17 Comments

Musings #34: Nonsensical Depiction of Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy (#amwriting)

As I continue to write in my book and developing my female lead, I have been more hyper aware lately of when I fall into writing my female into a … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · 11 Comments

What’s Up Doc #19: Hello. Is It Me You’re Looking For?

Hello, people! I know that the blog has been hibernating for the most part, but I thought I would give you an update. What the hell have you been doing? … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

Protected: What’s Up Doc #17: Night Run — #NYCMidnight FFC Round 1 GR14

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