Standing Stone. Not a Cliffhanger. Nope. Mutter.

person sitting on edge of cliff

It is not nor was it ever intended to be a cliffhanger. It is NOT a cliffhanger. But the bloody man had to tell you he was still there in his own fine style.


Breakfast Surprise


[20 minute rough draft of 613 words] A Dog Named Bob You have 20 minutes to write a post that includes the words mailbox, bluejay, plate, syrup, and ink. And one more detail… the story must include a dog named Bob It really had started out to be a wonderful day. Really. The sky after … Continue reading Breakfast Surprise

Dill reflects

Dark Alley with kneeling figure

Use It or Lose It “I thought we’d never come back from that one.”  I really didn't.  I mean how often do you get to face down a stalker and a killer and get to live?  It isn't like I'm a macho cage fighter.  If I had been a macho cage fighter, we wouldn't have … Continue reading Dill reflects

A Writer’s life of deadlines.

book and Glasses

What’s your next, most pressing deadline? Are you excited, stressed, or ambivalent about it? What’s the first thing you’d like to do once you’re done with it? You know, this really should go under News but.... I've finished the 5th edit of Standing Stone.  It rests then one more pass then to Evil Editor.  After … Continue reading A Writer’s life of deadlines.

10 minute writing unedited exercise: Meeting the Elf

smart phone taking pictures

Dennis gazed around the television set then looked at Hal. "So the guy I am suppose to be protecting?" "In the elf costume." Hal gestured toward a very pretty elf with red gold hair. "It's Dillion. He's the spokesperson for the food line of Irish Goodness. He's the Goodness Elf. Yeah, I know but the … Continue reading 10 minute writing unedited exercise: Meeting the Elf