Story number three did not cooperate with the plan. I thought I had half a chance of finishing it last night, but the middle was still too sketchy, so I’ve only got half a story. On the plus side, I think this one is a real story, a moody fantasy about gods and dark magic. […]
Read More Half a chance of finishing is only half a story so far
After I picked a bit of flash to finish, I kept thinking I’d clean it up by Saturday night. Then I made the mistake of thinking there needed to be more to the concept, but the more I tried to extend it, the less I liked it. It got so bad, I started to wonder […]
Read More How I failed to write two bad stories in a row
After thrashing all week with the story I have been fighting with all last year, I finally set out to write something new last night. Wouldn’t want to flub my resolution in the very first week now, would I? It still took me a while to settle in and face up to the prospect of […]
Read More I finished something!
Since my biggest weakness is finishing things, I’m making it my goal to complete the first draft of a new short story a week, for at least a month. I will post how I’m doing each Sunday. Hopefully, this means I’ll be creating a flurry of weird flash fiction. I can’t guarantee that no space […]
Read More My New Year’s Resolution for 2014
It’s June, and that means strawberries. Big, bright strawberries. Handfuls of them day by day. I even remembered to put out beer traps for the slugs. Oddly enough I haven’t caught any yet. Nor have I found the characteristic circular bites taken of sweet, sweet berries. I wonder if the recent heat dried them up?
Read More Strawberries: 3, Slugs: 0
…I picked an Alpine strawberry yesterday. As it was a bit dry and tough, I probably should have waited until after last night’s rainfall, but it was still a strawberry!
Read More Meanwhile in other fruits…
It’s finally shorts weather, and I went a little nuts today planting warm-weather seeds. In my herb garden, where a squirrel grew some corn last year, I planted to some corn. Also a random packet of sweet basil, which may or may not sprout. In the pocket where I grow a tomato, I sowed edamame, […]
Read More If a squirrel can plant corn, I can too