Photo by bin Ziegler from Pexels There’s only today? Write story. Play with puppy. Live, laugh, talk, and read. If there’s just this day — And that’s all there ever is — Better get living. It doesn’t have to be anything huge, earth shattering, and monumental. It also doesn’t have to be anything saccharine, meaningful and morose, tinged… Continue reading If There’s Only This Day?
Photo by Carly Rae Hobbins on Unsplash He smiled. She smiled back. Strangers still, but not for long. Who knows what comes next? A happy ending? Let’s wait. See what they do next. It’s their story. I’ve got my hopes up. We’re set up for a rollicking good time complete with slapstick and stupid misunderstandings. Let’s… Continue reading And So It Begins…
Photo by Fancycrave on Unsplash She came when I was trying to sleep. Her story has never been told. Versions of her life, of who she was to the rich and famous and important have been told — and in every version, she is beautiful villain, faithless and fluffy-brained idiot. None of that is true. It had to… Continue reading I Made Sure They Were Dead First
Photo by Luke Braswell on Unsplash Her whole life She’s driven herself To achieve, Be the best. What happens when she gets it? Nothing and no one. I’ve worked with this character before. She is a self-created fixer of other people’s problems, an astute and talented management consultant. At first, she was an idea in a… Continue reading For M, Who Isn’t Real
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 Arthur Poulin on Unsplash It wasn’t any great thing. I sent a quick response to a blog post, highlighting what resonated and telling them how much I enjoy their work. The writer responded. We had a quick conversation on Medium and went on our merry ways. That response made my day, revived a week… Continue reading Creating a Community: A Hero Responds to a Message