Well Played, James S.A. Corey

I once read an article in The Atlantic about this guy who decided to leave the Roman Catholic Church. He pointed out that no one cared he was leaving the Church – for real this time. No one cares. Similarly, I know that no one cares that I’m (probably) leaving the Roman Catholic Church later […]

FF: Pandemic Problems

Click Gollum to Join the fun. (He’s neither blue nor a frog  )  Days of endless monotony stretch into a seemingly endless horizon. When will this end? Scott turns to his wife, Julia. She is reading yet another book, sitting by the living room table. Soft white lights shed a cool glow on the wood-paneled living […]

December Is Coming

November 29th, the next to last day of NaNoWriMo and the first day that the library where I work is returning to “normal” hours – in the middle of the pandemic. Morally and psychologically, I’m not sure how I feel about that. Also, I just typed THE END on a novel and this is traditionally […]

So Little Time

In past weeks, I have struggled with what to say. This week, there is so much I want to say. I’ve now hit 65k+ on my NaNo novel. The monastery was invaded. Instead of taking the place over, the invaders “just want to talk”. The invaders have been distracted by an uprising, an uprising started […]

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 […]