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CRUNCHED - Machine of Death story

Posted on May 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Okay, here's my Machine of Death story that didn't quite make the cut.  Hope you like it.



They met at a graduation party.  It was one of those parties everyone is invited to, and actually, nearly everyone shows up.  The reek of beer and cigarettes hung in the air.  Smoke swirled around people as they danced, or moved through the room.  Music boomed from a central stereo, the beat making the walls vibrate.

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Baby NaNoWriMo!

Posted on November 18, 2011 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

NaNoWriMo update: both my kids are doing it this year with me!  I find it absolutely incredible that my son, 5 years old and in Kindergarten, is doing it.  My daughter signed up on the actual NaNo site, so her goal is 50k.  Unfortunately, she's letting life and a love of reading get in her way of writing and so she's stuck at just under 5k.  My son didn't want to do it until I told him it was a contest and he could win.  He loves to win and when he asked what the priz...

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NaNoWriMo 2011

Posted on November 11, 2011 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to week 2 of NaNo.  I have been able to keep up so far with my NaNo novel, but not so well with the blog.  Sorry.  This year, I'm filling the plot holes in last years story.  If you remember, last years novel went epic, so I don't think I'll have nay issue with putting in another 50,000 this year.  Also, if the first plot hole (not the largest by far) took 10,000 words to fill, I may even be able to get almost 100,000 words out of it.  That wouldn't be al...

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It's Getting to be That Time Again

Posted on October 25, 2011 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

First of all, I can't believe it's been since August that I last wrote.  Wow.  But then it doesn't look like I have much traffic, so maybe you don't notice, or care.

Secondly, I finished a novella for an anthology. For the Love of Pete will appear in Wicked East Press's Bag of Fantasy Tales, due out later this year.  I will update you when I know more details.

I will stop numbering now as I have a few more things to update.  I hope to he...

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Take Your Squishable to Work Day

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday was Take Your Squishy to Work day, and for those of you who might read this and not know what that means, it means I took 81 and friends to work.  Oh, and it was for charity.  According to the site, they have this special day once a year and use it as an excuse to have a lot of fun and donate to charity.  This year, they’r...

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Because I Work for Morons, Does That Make Me a Moron, Too? pt.2

Posted on August 5, 2011 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Forgive the spelling mistakes you may find, the dangling participles and the preposition endings, this blog is being written directly here.  Usually if I have something I really want to make an impact with, I write in Word, tweak it, fix it, and then paste it here.  However, this blog is about a week late, and I have no patience to do it right.  I apologize.  Stupid morons (at the daycare.)

So I have actually posted pictures in the photo gallery already, ...

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Coming to Terms with My Mediocrity

Posted on July 3, 2011 at 1:14 AM Comments comments (0)

 Not part 2 or the moron rant.

When we are children, we’retold we can be whatever we want when we grow up.  We spend our childhood dreaming of beingdoctors, firefighters, police, and astronauts.  We play games of adventure and fun.  We admire actors and musicians and storytellers,imagining what life must be like for those characters we see.  Some of us continue to believe this lie wellinto our adulthood.  Some few of usactually achieve the...

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Because I Work for Morons, Does That Make Me a Moron, Too?

Posted on June 29, 2011 at 1:59 AM Comments comments (0)

A rant in 2 parts, this describes my "boss."

I am a writer.  I gota tattoo to convince me that, even when I’m not writing, I’m still awriter.  However, in lieu of selling amillion copies of my book and retiring early on a nice royalty check every fewmonths or so, I must work.  So my dayjob, rather my night job, is as a cleaner. It’s nice.  I get to spend a fewhours listening to my music, letting my mind wander through various story ...

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Another Rejection

Posted on June 12, 2011 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, I finally heard back on the last story I had out there.  By The Stars Disturbingly In Motion has not been selected.  I seem to be having difficulty breaking into the paid markets.  Oh well, I'm currently working on a novel and a short story for another anthology.  I will update on that one as I finish it to let you see a bit of it.  In the meantime, it is Sunday morning, and I have to get going.  Just wanted to let you know where my submissions stand. ...

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Search: Hello Kitty for boys

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 1:33 PM Comments comments (0)

Why is it that there are no real results when this phrase is entered into the search bar? Oh sure, you get boy shorts for girls as well as every other Hello Kitty thing.  Oh you get this boy in a hoodie.

But then you get men pictured, not littleboys.  Men modeling men’sunderwear.

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