My friend Jayne has thrown down a challenge: Write a story (beginning, middle and end) that hints at a larger story, but is complete within itself, in 25 words or less. Because I can never resist a challenge, I decided to give it a shot. Because I'm slightly crazy, I came up with two submissions. I hope … Continue reading A Hint Of A Challenge
You may be wondering why, after all our years of virtual friendship, I suddenly disappeared for over two months - no blogging, no visiting, no commenting and barely a Facebook status to be seen. You may have thought I'd forgotten about my virtual friends. Unless, of course, you're not a virtual friend of mine and … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Haven’t Seen Me In A While
In my last post of the 30M2 DoW challenge, I completely forgot to tell you all to come back here today so you could watch the traditional picking of the names video. Sigh. Well, while operating heavy machinery may be out of the question, hopefully some of you have sobered up enough to use a … Continue reading The Post I Nearly Forgot About
A little while back, I was Skyping with the lovely Ziva. For those of you who haven't had the sheer pleasure of seeing Ziva, here's a screen shot I took of her: I know, right? And I guess it would only be fair for me to post a screen shot of myself as well. Here … Continue reading What’s Swedish For Kaboom?
Relationships are a funny thing, he thought to himself. When they'd first started dating, they couldn't get enough of each other. The need for physical contact was a constant presence; he would find himself searching out her hand as they walked or shifting his legs when they sat so that they mingled with hers. It seemed to him that her … Continue reading Evolution
It took me a minute to realize my cell phone was ringing. I was enthusiastically crunching the results of some market research I’d been working on, turning them into pretty pie charts and listening to the story they tell about the great big world out there. And it is a fascinating story, full of twists … Continue reading For The Win
How long had it been? He had tried to keep track in the beginning, counting the minutes, the hours, the days. But each time the cell door opened and the sessions began, the very nature of time mutated – minutes indistinguishable from hours, hours indistinguishable from days. Pain drove off coherent thought. The searing, unrelenting … Continue reading The Interrogation