PKD: Breakfast at Twilight

There you are in your home, and the soldiers smash down the door and tell you you’re in the middle of World War III. Something’s gone wrong with time. … More PKD: Breakfast at Twilight

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The Amazing Slave Ship

The story goes that this man, this captain of a slave ship, was roughing the harsh, stormy seas one night — rain was pouring, waves were splashing, lightning was flashing brightly in the sky. And yet, below all of that, beyond all of that, there was the hum of singing coming from just under the deck, in the bowels of the ship. … More The Amazing Slave Ship

My Favorite Short Story: The Price by Neil Gaiman

I always feel such a sense of satisfaction after reading The Price; like the feeling you get when a chip crunches just right, or when your Dunkin Donuts coffee doesn’t burn your tongue off when you sip it. It’s real good stuff, you won’t regret spending sixteen minutes on this masterpiece of a story. … More My Favorite Short Story: The Price by Neil Gaiman

7 Remarks To Get You Killed Off In A Writer’s Next Novel

All of these are things I have had said to me. My responses, listed here, are my fantasy responses. You see — in civilized society it is often best to keep our mouths shut and take a deep breath. But, this blog does not belong in civilized society, so this is no-holds-barred. I’m sure other readers will relate and hope non-readers will, after reading, beware. … More 7 Remarks To Get You Killed Off In A Writer’s Next Novel

A Note on Originality: Shapes of Stories

The video above outlines the nature of stories. That being that they come in only a few particular shapes. This was a comforting video, for me, because it established in my mind what I had to do to be original. Because, you see, no one is actually expecting you to reinvent the wheel — they just want to see different styles of rims from time to time. … More A Note on Originality: Shapes of Stories

More Than A Hobby: Choosing To Be An Artist

Writing, and drawing, and theater – these may be just hobbies for some people… and there’s nothing wrong with that. If you want to write, please write. If you can draw, I’d love to see it. And, there’s never too many people to grace the stage. But, don’t make the mistake of assuming others who share your passions are only hobbyists like you. … More More Than A Hobby: Choosing To Be An Artist