Letter to God: Hell to the No

Hi again God, It’s me. So had a new realization today, well, several really. But one is another childhood memory when I was a newly baptized and then visionized Christian. You know that vision I had when I was 14, the one that saved my actual life AND pretty much immunizes me against any religion […]

IWSG: New Normal

Hard to believe, but November is finally here and that means the first Wednesday and IWSG Day. This month’s optional question is a fun one: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever googled in researching a story? This month is NaNoWriMo, and as always I seem to use November for writing crazy, wacky experimental stories. This […]

Wednesday

Once a week for a year, we said. I for one have kept my promise. Lingering over cooling tea, hand over my cup, Shaking my head at the waitress. A young couple laughs as they walk by, cheek to cheek. I try not to take it personally. (I know it isn’t personal.) I can’t help […]

Friday Fictioneers: The Last Walk

In the Third Era, settlers came to Rygar IV by the hundreds, escaping from the over-crowded conditions which plagued their former homes. Metallic and brittle, the so-called Last Walk signified the last steps colonists would take, perhaps ever. In many cases, hope and oxygenators were their sole companions. Some would drown. Many died. Thanks to […]

Celebrate the Small Things

It’s Friday again, and that means it is time to celebrate all the great and small things which have happened this week. I tested my house heat partly because it got a tad chilly but mostly because the chill reminded me I should – before winter gets here! I’m glad I did too, because the […]

Grab some Z’s

Okay, that’s it. It’s been a long month and I’m done writing made-up stories. Today, I’m going to tell you a little about myself. My name is actually Zarknon. I am actually an artificial life form engaged in a complex Turing test to see if people will believe I’m actually human. I don’t need rest […]

Celebrate the Small Things

I’m in a big rush as I write this one for Celebrate the Small Things, hosted by Lexa Cain. This week I have a lot to celebrate. Lots of writing and other work done, including housework and  yardwork and daily exercise. Have to run now due to going to visit my dad’s girlfriend then my […]

Simple

It’s an old story, old perhaps as time. My world changed the day we met and I can never quite figure out how. Mom pressured me to go spend time with you, because “you never know how long you’ll have.” I hated the smell, the cloying perfume and flowers, the crowded collection of photos and […]

Celebrate the Small Things

Here’s my post for Celebrate the Small Things, where every Friday we celebrate our accomplishments for the week, and I have to be honest, it has been a while – and I’m kind of wiped this week. My dad just got out of the hospital again and is in rehab, which is something to celebrate […]