RomCom Plotlets, Fiction

Words   Awareness of the outside world. Happy Spring! Solstices & Equinoxes. ~~~ A collection of plots for & thoughts about romance novels ~~~ Why do romance novels rely so heavily on unlikely situations in order to generate drama? I don’t know about your dating life, but my had plenty of emotional turmoil withoutContinue reading “RomCom Plotlets, Fiction”

Putting Myself In His Place, Fiction Fragment

I look up. Detective Finley is standing in front of my desk. Holding a box. A step behind, Sergeant Mateo is balancing the handle of a rolling suitcase. I know what is in the box. I know what is the suitcase. I hate all of it. “Please.” I hunch my shoulders. I try to pretendContinue reading “Putting Myself In His Place, Fiction Fragment”

Moonrats, Fiction Fragment

Words   Team Leader: Do you know what a Lunar Liaison does? Disgruntled Team Member: Yeah, she watches the machinery and obsesses about how much I shit. Team Leader: “The shitting oversight is so that your colon doesn’t shut down the first time it has to process a steak in earth gravity. But that’s notContinue reading “Moonrats, Fiction Fragment”

State of the Blog, This is a Horse Blog, What’s With All The Off-Topic Fiction?

Blogging About Blogging   Without an audience, a story is half-formed. Response to comments [Warts] I have been publishing short fragments of fiction on Saturdays. Why? Scheduling Several blogs that I read take the weekends off. (How dare they! Don’t they know I require entertainment on all days?) Instead of doing that, I change direction.Continue reading “State of the Blog, This is a Horse Blog, What’s With All The Off-Topic Fiction?”

Warts And All, Contest Entries & Fragmentary Fiction

Words Writing & Writing About Writing   General These are my last contest entries for the foreseeable future. 1) I have a tendency to get interested in too many things. One tweet is small, but too many niggling drains on one’s concentration add up to distraction. I am trying to get better at maintaining focusContinue reading “Warts And All, Contest Entries & Fragmentary Fiction”

Wishful Thinking, The New Normal, Non-Fiction Version

Words   Last week was a fictional look at the near future [The New Normal, Fiction Fragment]. Today, is non-fiction. What will the world look like in 1, 2 , 5 years? Interesting opportunity. How often do we get a chance to do world-building IRL? I’m going with the happy forecast. Five minutes of reading/watchingContinue reading “Wishful Thinking, The New Normal, Non-Fiction Version”