Highs and Lows (IWSG May)

What are the best and worst things about writing and being a writer? What are your writer highs and lows? That’s this month’s question with the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, brought to you by blogging Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh and the wonderful community of the IWSG. Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express … Continue reading Highs and Lows (IWSG May)

Friday Afternoon, Third Trimester

Have you ever spent time people-watching in a fast food restaurant? That’s what I was doing when the idea for a story came to me. What would a chain restaurant look like in an alternate, yet familiar universe? Who would go there? Why? This one was fun to write. For some background, this story came … Continue reading Friday Afternoon, Third Trimester

Aphis’s Gambit

This week saw my story, “Aphis’s Gambit”, published at The Piker Press, an online weekly journal of arts, science, fiction, and non-fiction. Aphis’s Gambit started life as a short story competition entry for the theme, “Today was finally the day…”. I will be forever grateful to my writing friends who saw its initial promise and … Continue reading Aphis’s Gambit

And Beyond

We toast in silence. It’s symbolic, the water—no whisky here. Once released, it will float in perfect spheres before our mouths can swallow. Such things made us laugh, in the beginning. But tonight the mood is somber.We gathered without premeditation, coming upon each other in the aft viewing alcove, squeezing in, no words required. A … Continue reading And Beyond