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 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.
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!
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. 😦 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.
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?
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