All posts tagged: "fiction"

Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (3.2) The Spirit of Escape

books & reading 

15 Jan 02016 | 3 minutes of your time

Very little of it is a story about comic books

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Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (3.1) Inspired by Bossy-ness

books & reading 

9 Jan 02016 | 3 minutes of your time

…she set a thick trade paperback novel on my desk and told me that I should read it.

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Not Wanted on the Voyage (25.1) Finally

books & reading 

17 Nov 02015 | 3 minutes of your time

… a copy which sat on my shelf for… oh, let’s call it twenty years…

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Room (24.1) Because: Parent

books & reading 

11 Nov 02015 | 3 minutes of your time

Kid. Mom. Insane circumstance that is most certainly going to shine a light on the emotional journey of both.

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The Colony Of Unrequited Dreams (19.3) Metaphor Manifest

books & reading | city & culture 

23 Sep 02015 | 4 minutes of your time

It danced across the curious inner narrative of a famous politician of whom I had not known much.

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Head Over Feets: Meeting of the Dammed

running | writing 

8 May 02015 | 5 minutes of your time

Tall tales of tops, toes other training tautologies.

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books & reading | grokzine 

28 Jan 02015 | 2 minutes of your time

As part of an effort to work my way through the over-sized stacks of unread books cluttering my bookshelves, I’ve been doing a lot of extra reading lately.

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grokzine | writing 

13 Jan 02015 | 2 minutes of your time

If that’s not empathy, then what is? Authors do it all the time, particularly authors of science fiction or fantasy, whose plots depend on alternate realities or fictional settings populated by abstract rules, non-existent technologies, speculative cultures filled with alternate politics, and all the people or creatures that inhabit that space. That is a kind of world building, even abstractly, is a creative process that involves inventing intensely detailed webs of mindful relationships between any aspect of that universe the inventor of it deems important.

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overlook holiday contradictions


17 Dec 02014 | 3 minutes of your time

“Kids talk, you know. She just doesn’t care if there is proof or not.”

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I'd like to say something cool, like a dragon but I'm probably more of a kind of reclusive dwarf.
a sums & pieces for 27 Sep 02014
Saturday Story #2 – On Space Pirates

My Saturday short stories challenge-slash-project continues this weekend with your second read: From the Further Adventures of Larry Stark: Reluctant Space Adventurer comes… “That Time When Larry Smashed the Shatterproof Pirates where we delve into the world of awkward space opera fiction, in a slightly-comedic, slightly-offbeat fish-out-of-water story of Larry, white-collar call-centre-agent turned reluctant space adventurer when it turns out his long-time-friend surprises him with the knowledge that they are not both from the same planet after all. It’s just too bad that his friend up and gets murdered and leaves Larry to face the perils of space roguery on his own.” It’s short, raw, and should only take you about 15 minutes to read through. Enjoy!

30 Aug 02014 | asides & shorts | writing

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