Monthly Archives: February 2012

Tuesday Snippet

Confession time:

Writers Posting Stories Online For Free Scare Me.

When someone posts their writing on the web, so many alarms go off in my head.   I admit, I wonder about people who post their stories online without any expectation of recompense.  Yet, here I am….  I have posted snippets of my “exercise” writing for the past month and a bit with little concern.  Actually, I rather enjoy it.

As well, I’ve found a greater appreciation for many of the writers I’ve “met” online since posting my work.  Some of the writing that people post on their blogs and websites ends up being the best writing I find.  Some of it is … well, to put it politely… dreck.  But usually I see enough to keep me content.  And sometimes I see something that will inspire me to look up the longer works of an author.

I hesitate to say that is the goal of most posters of online writing is to get you, the reader, to go buy their books.  I know it is for some people.  It wasn’t my reason, and I know others who that wouldn’t fit either.  Some share for the joy of sharing, for attention, for an outlet… Continue reading

Because I Don’t Believe in Sleep

It’s Wednesday–well, actually it’s almost Thursday given the time, but I had some great stuff, a mix-up of sorts that has been hanging around here and I wanted to post of the great links I’ve discovered recently.

Let’s see, we have the hilarious, but also thought-provoking post Amy Beth Inverness posted on her Sci-Fi  Q of the day:  Why Go to the Moon?

Then there is this cool piece of flash fiction by DL Thurston for this week’s Terrible Mind’s prompt the Unlikable Protagonist.

This piece from Out Magazine is likely not for everyone, but I found it cool.  I love learning about people…  all people.  And I really like learning about happy people.

Then I passed through a few blogs and Twitter pages I try to follow and found the oddest little hashtag–#3WW.  Granted, I think a lot of Twitter hashtags are odd, but they do grown on one.  And I suspect this one will too….

It’s Three Word Wednesday

The point is to make a piece of poetry that includes three words.  This week’s the words are angelic, ruin and foster.  Here is my attempt on short notice.


Hard walls hold,

brackish grey, ruinous mould

wrapped around the fragile center

shapes and cools

fires of non-angelic nature

fosters permanence

images of grotesques

and fools.

I’m not sure why…  Actually I started this thinking about Cadbury Creme Eggs and then the Weeping Angels from Steve Moffat’s Blink episode of Doctor Who.  Strange where the mind goes.

Tuesday Writing Sample

Last week I didn’t post my writing sample.  I really wanted to, partly because I enjoy sharing my work with others (just as I enjoy it when they share their work with me and the world) and because I would like to begin making these blog posts more consistently.

Before getting to the story, let me point out a few more writers online I have met since starting this blogging adventure.  I hope to highlight at least three of four new blogs in each post as a thank you for their gift of words:

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