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BTCarter

BTCarter has written 83 posts for Scribbling Gizmos

In the Raven’s Eye


He strode up the small hill, a breeze turning the high grasses into rolling waves, swells sent across the sweeping expanse of the veldt all around him. Surprised at even being here, he was one hill rise away from the place he first read about in a creased and crumpled issue of The Saturday Evening … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned


Beach Swing This week’s Photo Challenge: Abandon _______________________________ Follow on Twitter , Facebook & Pinterest

Islands of Light [Part 2]


Be sure to read Part 1 for the full story from the beginning. The melange of echoes faded escaping the tunnel the way he’d come. Barrow stopped, listening for the man to give himself away, a breath, a misstep. He inched a step further, then one more, a metal clamor broke free from his last step, a … Continue reading

An Object on Canvas


A Weekly Writing Challenge _______________________________ Clouds rose above, their white bodies billowing into a blue sky. Below, surrounded by unkempt fields, a farmhouse rested on the patch of land it laid claim to long ago. Its sun worn siding, its sagging roof sliding into weeping eaves, the old house seemed too tired to stand for … Continue reading

Islands of Light [Part I]


His lantern barely repelled the darkness but Barrow was obligated to keep going. He’d caught the man in the act and having given pursuit this far he couldn’t bring himself to turn round now, not when the suspect’s fleeing steps still echoed from the black. He adjusted his bowler, tightened his fist around the billy’s … Continue reading

Tidal Art


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Just North ‘o Home


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Memorable Quotes: Blasts from the Past


“Prune what is turgid, elevate what is commonplace, arrange what is  disorderly, introduce rhythm where the language is harsh, modify where it is too absolute.” ~ Marcus Fabius Quintilianus, circa 65 A.D. _____________________________ “And as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet’s  pen turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothings a … Continue reading

The Third Choice


He opened his eyes, felt the cushioned crunch of pine needles under him. The trees rose into a entwined lattice above eclipsing much of the sky to him. Lying mingled in the acrid scents of the pines and rich earth he felt accosted by both almost tasting each on his tongue. His hand rose to … Continue reading

CRIME REPORT


Here’s my stab at Gonzo Journalism Fiction. Inspired by this week’s Weekly Writing Challenge. ______________________ “Thanks, Jerry,” I said taking the crime report Officer Reynolds slid across the counter, our daily routine. Stepping over a set of outstretched, denim legs, their owner laid out into one of the hard plastic waiting room chairs. He looked … Continue reading

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