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Danger of Death (A travel story)


It was their third trip. This time his birthday, a horseback ride through the cloud forest then on to the little town near the mountain. Each time before it was clouded over, not worth going to see. Maybe this will be the right time to hike the slopes of an active volcano. They arrived at … Continue reading

Weekly Writing Challenge April 22nd: Hollywood Violence Begets Real World Violence?


For this week’s writing challenge exploring whether or not violence on television or film contribute to violence in the real world.  White bursts flashed across the screen illuminating his face, his eyes set, drawn into the scene before him. Sharp repeated blasts reverberated throughout the room from hidden, surround sound speakers engulfing him in the … Continue reading

Memorable Quote: Surprising one’s self


I would get up every morning, go to my office and write without qualms until I felt it was time to go home. As I neared the end I was too frightened that I might lose the conclusion – which I did not know yet – and so I merely sat in the garden and … Continue reading

A Tall Ship Comes to Town


I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking. … Continue reading

Weekly Challenge 4/15: The Poem Store, the Place & the Thing


The weekly writing challenge for April 15, 2013 The Person, She passed by, staying to the concrete path off the grass. Sitting on the plaza’s green grounds a book in my lap. I doubt she would have drawn much notice away from my pages save the rustle of her long, brown, ruffled skirt against blue … Continue reading

Morning Grind


Early any given morning, the sun creeps through the blinds as the alarm clock wakes. Two stations play at once, static crackling out in between. A blind hand taps around reaching out from under piles of blankets, finds the snooze and silences the caterwauling for eleven more precious minutes. It begins again. Up and out … Continue reading

My Writing Space


This the writing space I call home. Where do you write? Share a photo of the workspace you go to for writing, photography, the spot where you produce what you post on your blog. Share a link here, in the comments below. ________________________

Memorable Quote: Becoming a Writer


“The first movie star I remember is Lon Chaney. The first drawing I made was a skeleton. The first awe I remember having was of the stars on a summer night in Illinois. The first stories I read were science-fiction stories in Amazing. The first time I ever went away from home was to go … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color


  For this week’s photo challenge, COLOR, I decided to go with “tomato“.

Memorable Quote


Advice to beginning writers “Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If not, throw it out the window.” – … Continue reading