Microfiction Monday: The Sound of Silence?

Sometimes Twitter surprises me with potentially inspiring tweets. Like this one: I love J.K. Rowling's reply: I'm more of an ambivertly (is that even a word -- it is NOW) inclined introvert and the stigma we get for our desire for solitude, reflection, and peace of mind is unfair. Introverts and extroverts shouldn't be in … Continue reading Microfiction Monday: The Sound of Silence?

“The Many Faces of Ito” is . . . delightful.

The Japanese TV Drama, "The Many Faces of Ito" has it all and then some. I binge-watched it when it debuted on Netflix and may mostly re-watch it. Why? Unrequited love. Misunderstandings. Best Friends Forever Betrayal. Oh. My. Goodies! The series is mostly about Rio Yazaki, a jaded rom-com screenwriter who is struggling to make … Continue reading “The Many Faces of Ito” is . . . delightful.

Island of the Misfit Stories and What To Do About Them!

When I was a kid, I loved watching Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys. The toys were considered misfits because they possessed some defect and nobody seemed to want them. For example, there is a cowboy that rides an ostrich, a bird that swims, a winged bear, and a boat that … Continue reading Island of the Misfit Stories and What To Do About Them!

Don’t Know About You, but I Need a Little Motivation.

Writer's Digest just completed their judging for the Popular Fiction Awards and even though I considered I wouldn't win first place, I thought I'd at least get an honorable mention. ūüė¶ Nope. Nada. Nothing. I'm bummed right now. I don't know what to do with this story. I've sent it to so many places and … Continue reading Don’t Know About You, but I Need a Little Motivation.

What Do Recurring Themes Say About You as a Writer?

According to HowStuffWorks.com, Many people have the same or a similar¬†dream¬†many times, over either a short period of time or their lifetime.¬†Recurring dreams¬†usually mean there is something in your life you've not acknowledged that is causing stress of some sort. ... In this case, the¬†dreams¬†tend to lessen with time. I've had recurring dreams, but the … Continue reading What Do Recurring Themes Say About You as a Writer?

The Face in the Clouds — Short Story Share Excerpt

Happy Monday all. Here's a short story I wrote quite some time ago. At least eight years ago. And over the years, the eeriness of the story amused me so I would revisit it: polish it, revise it, and hopefully it will amuse you too. Enjoy! The Face in the Clouds Erin sat with his … Continue reading The Face in the Clouds — Short Story Share Excerpt