Real writers don’t wait on the muse
/ March 31, 2015 1 COMMENTS

Don’t think. Just do. Wanna know how I write? That’s how I write. Write first. Ask questions later. Why? Because the minute I start to sit there in my chair, lean back, fold my hands under my chin and commence to thinking about what this is I’m about to say, then there’a good chance it won’t ever…

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Who Stole the Zmulobeast? Chapter 3, Scene 3
/ March 31, 2015 1 COMMENTS

Stool Pigeon took a deep breath, then got down off his stool and started pacing back and forth across the floor. “Okay, look, this is the way it was, man. I know some folks who see things, right? So every once in a while those folks, they decide to tell me what it is they…

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Ark of Bones and the higher purpose of speculative fiction
/ March 30, 2015 0 COMMENTS

I was told awhile ago to read “Ark of Bones”, but I kept putting it off. Not an excuse but, well, it kind of is. I get like that sometimes. But deciding to put it off no longer, I made the dutiful trip to my nearby favorite literary watering hole here in Detroit, the Skillman Branch…

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The Mayonnaise Murders Chapter 5, Scene 2
/ March 30, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Actually, it wasn’t all of `em that were in on it. But it was enough that they’d gotten that kinda rep where a critter feels safer callin a gangster for help than one of the keystones. They’d gotten that bad. I knew a few personally who were workin hard to at least keep up appearances…

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Fire and Wanda, Chapter 3, Scene 1
/ March 27, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Chapter 3   “There’s an answer for everything, Berve. You just need to know where to look.”   Yeah, well. Maybe. It’s what I wanted to believe anyway. Berve and I were sitting side-by-side holding hands, just staring straight ahead. As many people as there were in the house (Berve always had a lot of…

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