Week 38 of the More Odds Than Ends prompts. I’m not completely happy with this one, but this is what came into my head when I thought about it for a while. I will admit I almost forgot to do this prompt. Our week has been different already. Not bad, just a slightly different schedule. Just enough to confuse.Continue reading “Predictive Printer”
Beware the Pixies
We’re coming into fall. Although by the weather around here, you wouldn’t know it. But, it’s mid-September, autumn is only a couple of days away. But the prompts keep coming and I’m still writing. It’s all good. This week, my prompt for More Odds Than Ends came from AC Young: I’ve never believed the old stories about what was in the woods. This evening I went exploring. I sort of modified it, but kept the spirit of it.Continue reading “Beware the Pixies”
New Release: Adventure Stories for Young Readers
I am proud to announce that I have a story in this wonderful anthology of eleven thrilling action stories suitable for readers age 10 and up with a high reading level. Eleven tales of derring-do, friendship, and action in science fiction and fantasy settings.
Surviving in space, dealing with lost baby dragons, rescuing a little girl from goblins…what do you do? Who can you rely on for help? These stories show the strength of family and friends as we watch young people grow and learn…even from their own mistakes.
Walking into the Past
Still writing prompts. And this one is prompting scenes and plots for ongoing and new stories. No idea why as it’s not similar, but I’m going to take all the inspiration I find and dive back into things I’ve been avoiding and procrastinating on dealing with. This is Week 36 of Odd Prompts, so let’s just dive right in.Continue reading “Walking into the Past”
Punishing the Unvaccinated to Assuage the Fears of the Vaccinated
I just read a piece in Reason talking about Leana Wen’s (now working for CNN natch) contention that the unvaccinated should be confined to their homes. That due to their refusal to get the vaccine they are causing problems for those people who chose to get vaccinated. With that statement, in addition to loudly demonstrating her love of all things authoritarian, Wen absolutely undermined any arguments from the CDC, FDA, or FICUS that the vaccine is effective.Continue reading “Punishing the Unvaccinated to Assuage the Fears of the Vaccinated”
Remembrance Day: Twenty Years Later
This is by my friend and fellow author Leo Champion. Stories from Lower Manhattan These were written originally in May 2021 as emails to a couple of friends (the first two in a misguided atte…
Source: Remembrance Day: Twenty Years Later
As I said in a comment on Cedar’s post, stories like this are why I know that, despite our evil and supremely incompetent government and bureaucracies, we the people will pull ourselves out of this morass. Read the whole thing.
Choices or I Am Really Pissed
“It’s my choice!” is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot. The left likes to make the argument that all their laws, rules, policies, and mandates are about letting “the people” make their own choices. Except when those choices are not the same as the left wants you to make. When that happens, you’ve made the “wrong choice” and must be made to see the light. Because after all, you clearly have no understanding of what’s good for you. Of course, all of their choices are the absolute right ones. Even if they do backfire later.Continue reading “Choices or I Am Really Pissed”
So, in the last week we’ve been through Hurricane Ida (nothing like what NOLA and other parts of Louisiana got, thank God). We had I-676 flood, and people have done backflips into the water, gone kayaking on the highway, and generally gawked at everything. I’ve seen a heron hunting on the train tracks, and a dumpster floating in the river. Bit of a crazy week for sure. I’m starting to get some interesting ideas for stories from all the images.Continue reading “Towers”
I found myself doomscrolling this morning and made myself stop. I think it’s time for another break from social media, or at the very least limit my interactions there severely – I can&…
Cedar Sanderson hits the nail on the head. Any time somebody wants to do something to you “for your own good” it is never that. It is always for their own good. As a fully functioning adult, you are the one best-suited to make decisions for your own good. Read the whole thing.