Who doesn’t like to travel? This past week we drove to DC for the Army Ten-Miler and while there, got to do a little sightseeing. I’ve been to our nation’s capital twice before, but, coming from a small town, I really appreciated Washington’s cosmopolitan atmosphere this time. There’s so much to see and do… Continue reading Rest Your Feet, Weary Traveler
I won’t know the results of contest one until December but I’ve already started on contest two. I going to make a bet with myself to enter 20 contests this year, from September 2016 to September 2017. Having a full time job I wish I could do more, but I think that’s a good number… Continue reading Contest Number Two
The Russian photographer, Margarita Kareva, who specializes in fantasy art photography has created photos of women either dressed as princesses or witches. I love her artwork. Check out her website at the bottom of the blog to see more.
The pictures aren’t exactly known fairy tales but they capture the essence and wonder of all the tales I grew up on. These stories helped create my love of writing. I think my favorite was, “East of the Sun, West of the Moon.” What was your favorite fairy tales growing up?
Even though it’s not technically Tuesday, here’s a teaser as to what I’m currently working on. It hasn’t been edited so excuse any careless mistakes. YA/sci-fi I ask for a cheeseburger and get a smelly, grey meat between two thin slices of seed bread. “This doesn’t look like the picture,” I say to… Continue reading Teaser Tuesday…sort of
So true Maya! Every writer I know dreams of the day when they’ll be able to write the last word of their masterpiece. I know I do.
A few friends and I made a pack to enter short story contests once a month. This new one, with a September deadline, is 4,000 words. I’m attempting my hand at the sci-fi genre even though a rarely read from this category (a simple fix in the future). I have my doubts I will win,… Continue reading When in Doubt, Let the Editor Check it Out
A 700 word short story I wrote for a contest. It didn’t win, but thought it wasn’t a bad try. Happy Yellow School Bus “You don’t have enough points, sir,” the balding man told me. I stared down at the 2 X 3 card wanting to ping-pong it off his face. “Can you check again?”… Continue reading Prose in the Process…
Hello and welcome to my very first blog post…