Photo by George Kedenburg III on Unsplash Gather facts. Talk with insiders. Do your best. Analyze! There’s no way to know for sure Until you begin. If you can’t stop thinking about: that job that love interest going somewhere you’ve never been starting something, anything. By all means, do your due diligence. Hunt down every fact,… Continue reading There’s No Way to Know Until You Go
Photo by Alessandro Sacchi on Unsplash They live there — in a great beyond. Outlandish… Marvelous… Happily ever after Stretches before us. That’s what I hope, anyway. We met them a couple of months ago — wonderful, friendly and enthusiastic people we met through a writing connection. What’s it like to live here, we asked, knowing they’ve lived there… Continue reading The Great Beyond
Photo by Daniel Frank on Unsplash Choose your fate: Fall off the chair lift while you’re skiing OR be stuck in a toilet bowl? The petite six year old girls laid out his options and waited. The man thought for a moment and then asked a question: How long am I stuck in the toilet bowl? The girls… Continue reading Your Final Choice: Fall Twenty Feet or Be Stuck in Toilet Bowl?
Make Tiny Even Tinier Photo by Luke Porter on Unsplash She is the best storyteller I know. I write stories, but she tells stories that grip her listeners. People come to parties and meetings because she is supposed to be there. When she doesn’t show up, a wave washes through the room. Faces fall and some… Continue reading How To Win Tiny
Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash Hemingway is credited for the most famous of six-word stories: For Sale. Baby Shoes. Never Worn. He didn’t write it. While there’s debate about who did, there is no doubt that it was not Hemingway. Made for a good story — gets a writer thinking about telling a story in less than ten… Continue reading For Sale. Wedding Dress. Never Worn.
Photo by Dominik Lange on Unsplash I choke on them now: The lies you never told me. Wishing they were true… Wonder what happens When I write my own story The one without you. I am a storyteller. Many of the stories hit the page in poetry, short stories, and novels. Others don’t. Those are… Continue reading Lies You Never Told Me
Photo by Ethan Cull on Unsplash She has rules. Many, many rules. A couple of them make sense to other people. The rest are for her, to make sense of a roiling new country with unfamiliar. The language is tough, but the customs break your brain. He has rules, too. Not as many as she does,… Continue reading True Love Pumps Gas at Midnight